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Book Chapter
In Media and Disaster Risk Reduction Advances, Challenges and Potentials
Author:
Suman
Basnet
Rajib
Shaw
Dhrupad
Chaudhury

The Himalaya and Hindu Kush Region (HKH) is one of the world's most fragile ecosystems in terms of climate change and its impacts, such as, slow- and fast-onset disasters. Traditionally, nature and human beings have co-existed in this area with indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) systems and practices being used in different ways, such as for...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
Author:
Dai
Xiaoai
Penglan
Luo
Kai
Yang
Linxin
Dong
Qiang
Wang
Chao
Liu
Naiwen
Li
Heng
Lu
Lei
Ma
Zhengli
Yang
Yuanzhi
Yao

Research on the service values of urban ecosystems is a hot topic of ecological studies in the current era of rapid urbanization. To quantitatively estimate the ecosystem service value in Chengdu, China from the perspectives of natural ecology and social ecology, the technologies of remote sensing (RS) and geographic information system (GIS) are...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Geomorphology
Author:
Haireti
Alifu
Jean-Francois
Vuillaume
Yukiko
Hirabayashi

Debris cover on glacier surfaces hampers the accurate detection of debris-covered ice using traditional techniques based on image band ratios. Therefore, this study tests a new automatic classification scheme for hierarchical mapping of glacier surfaces based on machine learning classifiers including k-nearest neighbors (KNN), support vector...

PR, Newsletter or Other
Author:
Ministry of the Environment Japan (MOEJ)
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. (MRI)
ICLEI Southeast Asia Secretariat
Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN)

The workshop on Climate Change Impact Assessments and Adaptation Planning in the Asia-Pacific Region: Advancing Practices in Climate Change Adaptation at the National, Local, and Sectoral Levels was held in Manila, Philippines from January 31 to February 1, 2018 as part of the initiative of the Ministry of Environment of the Government of Japan...

Presentation
8th Senior Disaster Management Officials Forum, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation 2014, Beijing

The presentation has two parts, the first part informs about the important lessons learned from the 2011 Tohoku disaster in Japan and the second part informs about the implications of loss and damage associated with climate change and adaptation in terms of the stakeholder perceptions and what they mean for knowledge networks.

Remarks:

The forum has...

Commissioned Report
Preliminary Focus Group Study: Australian Farmer Attitude to On-farm Risk Management and Insurance

Preliminary Focus Group Study: Australian Farmer Attitude to On-farm Risk Management and Insurance

Author:
Jay Cummins, IAFD
Ashley Lipman, IAFD
Heather Feetham, IAFD

Three focus group workshops were conducted in June 2014 across Australia, in order to assess farmer attitude to managing risk on-farm, and the role of current insurance products for agriculture. The focus group workshop research proved to be a worthwhile exercise in firstly engaging with farmers and exploring their ideas and attitudes towards risk...

Conference Proceeding
USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Second Annual Meeting

The USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific 2nd Annual Meeting was held on 3-4 June 2013 in Nadi, Fiji, in collaboration with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and supported by UNDP, USAID and AusAID.

This conference proceeding report outlines the discussions of the meeting that...