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USGS: Enhanced topographic data for climate change research

Crater Highlands of Tanzania reveals the difference between 90 meter and 30 meter SRTM data

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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Space for Climate adopted as key theme for 2015 by the French Space Agency

Earth image taken from NASA's Visible Earth. Credit NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Image by Reto Stöckli with enhancements by Robert Simmon.

On 15 January 2015, the French Space Agency, CNES, made a public statement on its plan to focus on climate science in 2015, in preparation to the major upcoming climate change conference - the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21) - to be held Paris later

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Post-graduate modules in Disaster Risk Reduction

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01/09/2015

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Accra

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Department of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana

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  • Ghana

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University of Ghana (UG)

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4th Regional Training Course On End-To-End Multi Hazards Early Warning Systems

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4th Regional Training Course On End-To-End Multi Hazards Early Warning Systems:

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08/06/2015 to 12/06/2015

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Wed, 21/01/2015

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Bangkok

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  • Thailand/Bangkok

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Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

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14th International Training Course on Flood Disaster Risk Management in a Changing Climate

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The 14th International Training Course on Flood

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14/09/2015 to 25/09/2015

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Wed, 21/01/2015

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Bangkok

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  • Thailand/Bangkok

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Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

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Online Diploma on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change (OL 340)

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The 340 Diploma program is made up of four courses. To earn a diploma you must complete the four required, sequential, courses for OL 340. These four courses must be taken one at a time.

The first course to enroll in is OL 341

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21/01/2015

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Center for Sustainable Development (CSDi)

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Integrated DRR, adaptation and rural development: Online diploma

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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

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02/02/2015 to 30/03/2015

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Wed, 21/01/2015

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Center for Sustainable Development, Online Learning (CSDi)

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Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate

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Disasters are increasing worldwide. Population growth, environmental degradation and climate change will likely exacerbate

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12/01/2015 to 30/03/2015

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United Nations Environment Programme - Headquarters (UNEP)

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Center for Natural Resources and Development (CNRD); Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS)

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Integrating DRR and CCA: eLearning companion course on Toward Resilience - Principles in practice

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ECB’s Toward

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18/12/2014 to 18/01/2015

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Wed, 21/01/2015

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Cornerstone Foundation, Disaster Ready Initiative

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Emergency Capacity Building Project (ECB)

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Global Risks 2015: Extreme weather events second biggest risk

The 2015 edition of the Global Risks report ranks extreme weather events among the two top risks.

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).

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