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  1. 25-03-2012 to , , by mpetal
  2. 'This OECD Environment Working Paper ... draw[s] upon growing bodies of experience with the development and implementation of tools designed to screen for climate change risks and facilitate adaptation. They explore the extent to which these tools are meeting user needs, and whether opportunities exist for streamlining the tools landscape.'
  3. 21-10-2008 to , , by mpetal
  4. Lloyd's is the world's leading insurance market providing specialist insurance services to businesses in over 200 countries and territories. The Climate Wise principles provide a framework for insurance companies worldwide to set out how they will build climate change into their business operations. The principles have been developed following consultation between The Prince of Wales’s Business & the Environment Programme, Lloyd’s, the ABI, and other insurance market participants.
  5. The Canadian Red Cross provides information on how to be prepared for emergencies. They also teach Quakesafe, a personal preparedness course and first aid classes, as well as selling first aid and emergency kits.
  6. A collaborative effort of the Meteorological Service of Canada, the Institute of Catastrophic Loss Reduction and the Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Emergency Preparedness. Background technical papers regarding the risk to Canadians from natural hazards, how those risks might be mitigated, and an inventory of gaps in knowledge and synthesis document suitable for the general public.
  7. Natural Resources Canada in collaboration with federal, provincial and municipal governments and organizations developed the FireSmart Program which provides information and guidelines for protecting communities from wildfire. Over 15,000 copies of the manual have been distributed across Canada and internationally. They also provide Community Grant Program for projects to reduce the risk of wildfire in a community.
  8. A program of the Canadian Red Cross, State Farm Insurance and the Weather Network to prepare children for natural hazards, and emergency preparedness. The program has three components: It can happen, be ready (7-8 years); Facing the unexpected, be prepared (10-11 years); and Be ready, be safe (12-13 years). The program has reached more than 750,000 children.

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