Publications | ELLA
19
Sep
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Is Disaster Risk Reduction Spending Driven by the Occurrence of Natural Disasters? Evidence from Peru

The authors of this Working Paper examine the allocation of total disaster risk reduction public spending among regions in Peru in order to identify the main determinants of the distribution of these resources.

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17
Jul
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Mega-Cities & Infrastructure in Latin America: What its People Think

In late 2013, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) conducted a multisectoral public opinion survey in five Latin American cities to better understand the way citizens perceive the quality of life, the needs of urban infrastructure and the standards of public services.

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8
Jul
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

ELLA Disaster Risk Management in Cities Knowledge Materials now available in Spanish

We are pleased to announce that the Guide and Briefs on this theme have been translated into Spanish and are now available on the website.

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27
May
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 1: City Level Climate Change Plans and Policies

Based on interviews with experts from Quito and Mexico City regarding their experiences with city level climate change planning, practitioners from Africa, Latin America and Asia discussed local realities, and considered means of enhancing urban climate plans and policies.

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27
May
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 2: Climate Vulnerability and Risk Assessments at the City Level

Two Brazilian experts involved in climate vulnerability and risk mapping showed participants how such exercises have been carried out in large cities in the country, and why they are so important. Practitioners from Africa, Asia and Latin America discussed whether risk mapping has been carried out in their cities, whether there has been a climate focus and the challenges that need to be overcome for mapping to be more effective.

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27
May
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 3: Integrating Climate Considerations into Urban Land-Use Planning

Interviews with experts from Montevideo, Uruguay and Cartagena, Colombia provided details of how climate change considerations have been successful integrated into urban land-use planning. Practitioners from Africa, Asia and Latin America discussed how these and other methods might be adopted in their respective cities.

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27
May
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 4: Urban Disaster Risk Reduction

This online discussion brought together a range of African, Asian and Latin American experts to debate urban climate disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategies, and analyse the importance of political and financial support in effectively reducing climate risk.

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27
May
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 5: Early Warning Systems

Based on case studies of Brazilian, Colombian and Bolivian experiences with early warning systems (EWS) for sudden-onset extreme weather events in urban areas, experts from Africa, Latin America and Asia examined how EWS may be enhanced in their cities.

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27
May
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 6: Community Involvement and Capacity Building for DRR

Based upon successful example of community participation in urban DRR in Latin America, experts from Africa and Asia discussed existing practices in their cities and how community involvement might be enhanced.

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27
May
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 7: Improving Infrastructure for Climate Resilience in Cities

Experts from Africa, Asia and Latin America discussed infrastructural weakness in cities that are exacerbated by climate change, considered the causes for such weaknesses and possible means of overcoming these. Examples of successful programmes related to energy, housing, waste management and water management in Latin American cities were shared with Learning Alliance participants.

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27
May
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 8: Climate Resilient Buildings and Urban Upgrading

This discussion encouraged participants to share examples of laws, programmes and projects that have improved the resilience of commercial and residential buildings to climate change. In particular, participants discussed the concept of green building, urban upgrading in informal settlements and green roofing.

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27
May
2014
PUNTOS CLAVES DE LAS ALIANZAS DE APRENDIZAJE

ELLA Learning Alliance on Climate Resilient Cities - Discussion 9: Low Carbon Development Strategies

Based on successful Latin American practices in low-carbon transport, energy efficiency and waste management, experts from Africa, Asia and Latin America discussed the current state low carbon development strategies in their cities, and the need for further actions.

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26
Mar
2014
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Call for Consultancy on State of the Art and Case Studies in Urban Flooding (24-3-2014)

Practical Action requests applications from flooding and disaster risk management experts in Latin America. The proposed study focuses on flooding in urban areas of river basins in the region.

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25
Sep
2013
COMENTARIOS DE EXPERTOS

ELLA Expert Review: Disaster Risk Management in Cities

Here Dr. Fernando Aragón-Durand, an expert member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, offers his perspective on the ELLA knowledge materials on Disaster Risk Management in cities, drawing in particular on the case of Mexico.

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22
Ago
2013
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Urban Climate Disaster Risk Reduction: ELLA Study Tour in Brazil

Managing and reducing urban climate disaster risk is an increasing concern to city authorities and urban dwellers alike. A study tour involving experts from Africa and Asia showed that much can be learned from the coordinated efforts of actors in Rio de Janeiro.

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27
Jul
2013
COMPENDIO DE PUBLICACIONES

Spotlight on Publications: Disaster Risk Management in Latin American Cities

This selection of publications highlights key resources documenting and analysing some of the main aspects of the Latin American experience with disaster risk management (DRM) in cities.

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5
Jul
2013
GUÍA

Gestión del riesgo de desastres en ciudades de América Latina

La vulnerabilidad a los desastres está aumentando en las ciudades de América Latina debido a la compleja interacción entre la dinámica urbana, los procesos sociales y diversos peligros naturales. ¿Qué medidas se están tomando para fortalecer la gestión del riesgo?

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5
Jun
2013
COMPENDIO DE ORGANIZACIONES

Spotlight on Organisations: Disaster Risk Management in Latin American Cities

This Spotlight highlights some of the key organisations working on disaster risk management (DRM) in cities across Latin America. Together these organisations cover a wide range of themes, such as social development, urban risk and urbanisation, and earth sciences, and implement a variety of initiatives, from research and funding to policy and advocacy.

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26
Abr
2013
PUBLICACIÓN EXTERNA

Linkages Between Population Dynamics, Urbanization Processes and Disaster Risks: A Regional Vision of Latin America

This report from UNISDR responds to growing concerns about the higher incidences and impacts of disasters on the population and economy in urban areas of the region. Governments in Latin America and the international community have increased efforts to create forward-looking, corrective and prospective risk management strategies.

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12
Abr
2013
Resumenes

Impulsando la reforma: La estrategia de gestión del riesgo de desastres de Lima

En 2012, la ciudad de Lima lanzó una estrategia integral de GRD con un presupuesto de US$ 200 millones para acciones específicas de gestión del riesgo, beneficiando a 3,5 millones de pobladores más vulnerables.

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7
Mar
2013
Resumenes

La institucionalización de la gestión del riesgo de desastres: El enfoque de sistemas en América Latina

¿Cómo se está integrando la gestión del riesgo en las políticas públicas en América Latina? Los países de la región están logrando importantes avances a través del enfoque de sistemas.

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19
Feb
2013
Resumenes

La experiencia de América Latina en combinar la gestión del riesgo con la reducción de la pobreza

Los países de América Latina están implementando innovadoras estrategias para abordar las causas subyacentes del riesgo y al mismo tiempo promover inclusión social y crecimiento productivo.

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