More than 150 people participated in the SotM Africa conference in 2017. (Courtesy of SotM Africa) There is a unique space where you can encounter everyone from developers of self-driving cars in…

Vivien Deparday, Jocelyn Michele West, Mira Lilian Gupta |

© أورسولا مايسنر/ منظمة حفظ الطبيعة يبدأ موسم الأعاصير في شمال المحيط الأطلسي رسميا في الأول من يونيو/ حزيران، وثمة تنبؤات بأن عواصف هذا العام قد تأتي مرة أخرى أسوأ من مستوى العواصف العادية. وهذا…

Michael W. Beck, GM Lange, Siddharth Narayan |

© Ursula Meissner/The Nature Conservancy The North Atlantic hurricane season officially opens June 1, and there are predictions that storms this year could be worse than average again. That would…

Michael W. Beck, GM Lange, Siddharth Narayan |

Disasters hit the poorest the hardest. Poor people are not only more vulnerable to climate-related shocks, but they also have fewer resources to prevent, cope with, and adapt to disasters. The…

Monica Vidili |

Co-authors: William Young, Lead Water Resources Management Specialist, the World Bank   Thomas Hopson Ankit Avasthi   Download the Report in the World Bank's Open Knowledge Repository The…

Satya Priya |

This page in: Français Credit: Tracy Ben/ Shutterstock “At 14:28:04 on May 12, 2008, an 8.0 earthquake struck suddenly, shaking the earth, with mountains and rivers shifted, devastated, and parted…

Sameh Wahba, Luis Benveniste |

[[tweetable]]When it comes to responding to disasters, time is of the essence.[[/tweetable]] Help needs to come immediately to save lives; recovery and reconstruction have to start swiftly to…

Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Jolanta Kryspin-Watson |

© 大自然保护协会 旅游业是当今世界产值最大的行业之一,对全球经济的贡献达数万亿美元,同时还支撑着世界约十分之一人口的生计。在许多国家,包括发展中国家和发达国家,旅游业都恰当地被视为经济增长的一大引擎,也被视为增加民众和社区财富的一条路径——没有了旅游业,这些民众和社区可能仍需奋力谋求发展和致富…

Rob Brumbaugh, Pawan Patil |

"The average length of time that refugees spend in camps is 17 years." This cruel statistic has been quoted many times, influencing our perception of refugee crises as never-ending…

Xavier Devictor, Quy-Toan Do |

With 54 percent of the world’s population now living in urban areas, central and local governments around the globe are faced with both opportunities and challenges. This week, senior policymakers…

Mohamad Al-Arief |