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Vulnerability

UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality

Description

Vulnerability refers to the inability to withstand the effects of a hostile environment. A window of vulnerability (WOV) is a time frame within which defensive measures are diminished, compromised or lacking.

From Wikipedia

Organizations relating to Vulnerability

Africa Humanitarian Action / Est. 1994
Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions / Est. 1994
Nonviolent Peaceforce
International Tree Crops Institute / Est. 1977
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights / Est. 1945
Research Centre on Development and International Relations / Est. 1982
IGU Commission on Geography of Famine and Vulnerable Food Systems / Est. 1992
Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities / Est. 1995
Asian Watershed Management Network / Est. 1994
Society for Threatened Peoples International / Est. 1968
Global 2000 Environmental Organization
Pan African Institute for Development, East and Southern Africa / Est. 1979
Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition / Est. 2004
People in Peril / Est. 1999
Mediterranean Environment and Development Observatory / Est. 1993
L'Oeuvre Léger / Est. 1948
Associazione Italiana Amici di Raoul Follereau
ChildHope UK / Est. 1989
Fida International / Est. 1927
Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Insular Coastal Dynamics / Est. 1987
International Winter Cities Committee / Est. 1986
Alliance for Sustainability / Est. 1983
African Bird Club / Est. 1992
European Centre for Vulnerability of Industrial and Lifelines Systems / Est. 1997
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs / Est. 1992

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World Problems relating to Vulnerability

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Manufacture of substandard products
Intemperance
Threatened species of Capra pyrenaica
Threatened species of Capra pyrenaica hispanica
Threatened species of Capra pyrenaica victoriae
Landscape disfigurement from open-cast mining
Social environmental degradation from recreation and tourism
Influencelessness
Decline in cognitive ability with ageing
Socio-economic poverty
Inappropriate tree plantations
Depravity
Threatened family farms
Endangered forests
Environmental impacts of power stations
Uncontrolled river erosion
Threat of war
Threatened species of Emydidae
Racial exclusion through immigration legislation
Crop vulnerability
Loss of capacity with age
Environmental hazards from transmission of electricity
Natural environmental degradation from recreation and tourism
Lack of human organs for transplantation
Pacifism

Action Strategies relating to Vulnerability

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Renewing local economy
Developing solar power systems
Protecting mountain habitats
Seceding
Rehabilitating degraded land
Persecuting religious sects
Protecting against vulnerability of government to lobbying
Studying human dimensions of environmental change
Opposing environmentally destructive forces
Combating drought
Conserving endangered species of plants and animals
Conserving vulnerable vegetable germplasm
Sponsoring commercial research and development
Increasing small farmers enterprise and income
Ensuring viable financial basis for the United Nations
Protecting fragile ecosystems
Rehabilitating degraded ecosystems
Rehabilitating degraded aquatic environments
Restoring environmental damage
Improving inter-agency regional cooperation to halt environmental degradation
Protecting intellectual property
Improving access of rural poor to credit
Preserving perishable food stuffs
Conserving plant genetic resources
Claiming intimidation

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