We're expanding our efforts to help build more resilient communities – before disaster strikes.
Today, we're faced with the stark reality that natural disasters are more frequent and more devastating than ever, leaving many — particularly those in the most vulnerable communities — in a constant state of crisis. According to the UN, climate-related disasters have increased more than 80% over the last four decades.
For a long time, a majority of African countries have not been proactively mitigating the negative impact of drought and flood events. As a result, relief initiatives are often too late to stem the loss of lives and other social and economic impacts. To address this challenge, and assessing tree-based data from 1665 through 2014, scientists developed the TANA chronology, a historic dataset named after Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile River running through Ethiopia.
July 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Freeport-McMoRan’s Henderson operations recently received the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Partners in the Outdoors award for its role in helping to establish a wildlife area consisting of nearly 200 acres surrounding Urad Lake, located just south of the Henderson Mine on company land in Colorado.
Urad Lake is part of a reservoir system in Woods Creek Valley that through the decades has been a fresh water source for mining and municipal use, as well as a productive fishery.
By: Gary Lawrence, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at AECOM
A number of initiatives, including the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Recovery and the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index, have been developing models to assess climate risk at various scales. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has been trying to put numbers on the cost of adaptation. The journal Nature Climate Change recently published a paper entitled “Future Flood Losses in Major Coastal Cities” full of some very sobering numbers.