Global Risk And Vulnerability Index Trends per Year (GRAVITY) Phase III: Drought analysis
Duration: January 2003 - on-going
Among the different recommendations from the two previous GRAVITY reports, drought was the obvious significant missing hazard. In the first GRAVITY report (feasibility study) food insecurity was highlighted for producing the largest amount of casualties. Nevertheless, due to time restriction and complexity to model such hazard, this important issue was left unstudied. The problem for the UNDP World Vulnerability Report (WVR) was that if drought was not included, a global approach on vulnerability to human development would not be achieved: as most of Africa is deeply affected by such events.
Frédéric Mouton (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva), Hy Dao (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva), Pascal Peduzzi (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva), Christian Herold (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva)
Global Change and Vulnerability
UNEP region: Global
Disasters and Conflicts
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