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POLICY BRIEF: Ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction: District-level collaboration for flood mitigation in Accra, Ghana

This policy brief looks closely at ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction explores collaborative solutions to flooding in Accra and looks at the advantages of utilising collaborative approaches in disaster risk management approaches.
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FEATURE: Water security in a changing climate – Prospects in the Peruvian Amazon

Researchers from the Climate Resilient Cities in Latin America initiative have worked with local communities and government to reveal how water resources will run short in a sub-basin of the Amazon River – and how reforesting and protecting the land can provide long-term solutions.
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POLICY BRIEF: Addressing policy challenges from Chennai’s 2015 extreme rainfall event

This policy brief identifies the key causes of Chennai’s 2015 extreme rainfall and gives recommendations for building urban resilience in the area.
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POLICY BRIEF: Climate attribution science – a useful tool to plan for extreme heat events

This policy brief identifies how climate attribution science can help to mitigate future extreme heat events and address the needs of those most affected.
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POLICY BRIEF: The 2016/2017 drought in Kenya

This policy brief concludes that, from the climate science perspective, results show the 2016-17 drought in Kenya is less severe than the 2010-11 drought in Lamu, while in Marsabit they are comparable. It provides recommendations for decision-makers to link disaster risk management strategies with climate science.
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