The United States Geological Survey (USGS) announced that improved global topographic data are now publicly available for most of Asia (India, China, southern Siberia, Japan, Indonesia), Oceania (Australia, New Zealand), and western Pacific Islands.
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Integrated DRR, CBA and Rural Development. The Center for Sustainable Development—CSDI—is announcing the launch of a diploma module "Integrated DRR, adaptation and rural development: Online diploma" of eight online
The Global Risks Report 2015, issued by the World Economic Forum on 16 January 2015 finds extreme weather events the number two top global risk in terms of likelihood. It is exceeded only by interstate conflicts. Both are followed by failure of national governance systems (3), state collapse or crisis (4) and high structural unemployment or underemployment (5).