A fun and interactive booklet for us kids to better understand natural hazards, disasters and climate change
and our roles in #preparing, #keepingsafe and #sharing information with our #friends and #family and #community
Second publication of technical papers and articles. Our first publication of this kind was released exactly two years ago in November 2009. This publication includes both technical papers and expert notes some of which are in the form of speeches which were delivered at meetings and conferences addressing disaster risk management and/or climate change. These papers, speeches and expert notes will help the reader and our members in general to deepen their understanding of natural hazards and catastrophe risk and the potential impacts of climate change on the region.
This booklet provides a snapshot of some of the preliminary results of the Economics of Climate Adaptation (ECA) study. In an easy-to-understand manner using graphs, maps and diagrams, the booklet presents the following: ECA methodology Preliminary results for three of the pilot countries: Bermuda, Jamaica and Saint Lucia Analysis of the agriculture sector in Belize Case study focusing on salinisation in Jamaica.
Understanding how CCRIF Works and Insights into the Real-Time Forecasting System
“A Guide to Understanding the Real-Time Impact Forecasting System: A Question and Answer Booklet”, has been produced by CCRIF to enable key officials such as disaster and emergency managers in our member countries to effectively utilise the real-time hurricane hazard and impact information that this tool provides during the hurricane season. By providing advanced knowledge of a hurricane’s expected site-specific impacts, the Real-Time Impact Forecasting System (RTFS) can support effective hurricane preparedness, response and evacuation.
This book provides a number of questions that you may have about CCRIF and answers to those questions. We hope that you will find this information useful and we look forward to expanding the document to include answers to other questions as they emerge.
First publication of technical papers and articles. This publication is divided into two parts – section one presents useful background information on CCRIF – its types of coverage, members, policy initiatives, and vision and mission statements. In the second part, we present to you four technical papers about CCRIF.
These papers will enable the reader to better understand catastrophe risk transfer facilities and their contribution as a key disaster risk management tool.