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Earthquake alert service has potential for future disaster preparedness

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The World Agency for Planetary Monitoring and Earthquake Risk Reduction (WAPMERR) together with Swiss Seismological Service has developed an earthquake alert service available to interested agencies and individuals.

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Promoting safer operations and emergency preparedness in China

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Dow Chemical Company is a diversified chemical company that offers a broad range of products and services. A partnership between the ministry of environmental protection (MEP), UNEP, and Dow promotes chemical safety, emergency preparedness and safer production in the chemical sector in China.

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Siemens helps to create a portable water filtration unit

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Natural disasters often affect water infrastructure leading to contaminated drinking water and outbreaks of water born disease. As a part of their Siemens Caring Hands programme Siemens collaborated with SkyJuice Foundation to create SkyHydrant a portable water filtration unit.

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Indonesia's tourism industry is getting tsunami ready

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Following the Asian tsunami the Indonsesian Ministry of Culture and Tourism has partnered with the Bali Hotels Association (BHA) to improve tsunami readiness amongst hotels. The initiative is supported by the German Centrum für Migration und Entwicklung (CIM).

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Streamlined disaster policy improves customer safety

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Tokyo Gas supplies natural gas to customers throughout Japan. Tokyo Gas has developed clear guidelines for earthquake preparedness in key phases - prevention policies, emergency policies, and restoration policies.

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Banks team up with Endeavour to provide training for SMEs in Brazil

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The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is teaming up with Banco Itaú and Endeavour Brazil to provide training for small and medium-sized companies in Brazil that are interested in developing high-quality products and services to the neediest population in the country, in the so-called base of...

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The Veolia Foundation helps to improve conditions in Cambodian orphanage

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The Veolia Environment Foundation provides financing and advice on the best sanitation system to be installed, by the the Association Droit, Développement et Partenariats Francophones (ADDPF), in an orphanage in Cambodia.

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ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. partnership on the Advance Algae Biofuels Program

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The primary aim of this R&D partnership is to test the hypothesis that algae biofuels could become commercially viable and make a meaningful contribution to meeting future energy demand.

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Nestlé partners with The Forest Trust to combat deforestation

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As a further step in its commitment to fight the major issue of deforestation, Nestlé has entered into a partnership with The Forest Trust (TFT). TFT, a global non–profit organisation, will help Nestlé to build responsible supply chains by identifying and addressing embedded social and...

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Business Roundtable collaborates with American Red Cross on disaster response preparations

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In September 2007, the Partnership established a formal collaboration with the American Red Cross to strengthen the nation’s preparedness and response to disasters.