Friday, 8 July 2011

Oxfam Report: "Preparing for the Impact of a Changing Climate on US Humanitarian and Disaster Response"





 
 Even developed countries are exposed to the devastating impact of climate change: End of June 2011, Oxfam released a new report that analyses the effects of climate change on US humanitarian responses.  It provides a model for developing adaptation procedures around the world to our changing climate.


"This report examines the likely impacts of a changing climate on the US government’s civilian and military humanitarian response systems. We analyze both humanitarian and security implications of climate change as well as how the US government responds to overseas climate-related emergencies. We want to understand the changes that can be made now to better prepare these systems for the long-term effects of climate change."



An Ounce of Prevention-screen.pdf 

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