How to build resilience against extreme weather events? Tips for people at risk
Today, almost 50% of the European population lives in coastal areas with coastal infrastructure worth approximately 200 billion EURO. Over the past centuries, Europe has been experiencing catastrophic weather events which clearly demonstrated the vulnerability of those zones.
World Tsunami Awareness Day – How better infrastructure and preparedness saves lives
In a global scale, many megacities are located along with the coastal areas with high seismic potential and a great number of people migrate to those metropolitan centres for economic purposes. As migration is increasing, the demand for resilient infrastructure is considered as a great necessity and priority. According to recent numbers, over 700 million people live in low-lying coastal areas and small island developing states exposed to extreme sea-level events including tsunamis. Consecutively, it is essential for modern infrastructure systems to be resilient and sustainable as well as function normally without disruptions.
BuildERS and the Sustainable Development Goals
The BuildERS project aims to decrease inequality by strengthening the resilience of vulnerable communities to disasters. The project will explore and asses the critical techno-social and cultural factors which make communities, agglomerations, regions and countries particularly vulnerable or capable to withstand an array of natural and man-made hazards.
Translating global strategies to local actions with communities to join climate action and contribute to resilience for all
Climate change is upon us, its effects getting more visible with each passing year, emerging threats causing unprecedented damage to ecosystems, livelihoods, infrastructure and economies. But there is a growing recognition that affordable and scalable solutions are needed and available to enable us to build cleaner, more sustainable economies and resilient communities.
Resilience – the key to overcome natural disasters
Natural disasters can strike anywhere at any time risking people’s livelihoods and threatening growth, development and poverty reduction, especially in the most undeveloped regions. Preparedness and affective planning are needed in order to eliminate the impacts of a natural disaster. Warning systems, safe buildings and well-established aid service can contribute to come through an extreme natural event and recover as quickly as possible from its consequences.