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Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes 1970-2012

The Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes describes the distribution and impacts of disasters and highlights measures to increase resilience.

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Deadly Environment: The Dramatic Rise in Killings of Environmental and Land Defenders

Report
Global Witness

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This report looks at known killings of people defending environmental and land rights. It identifies a clear rise in such deaths from 2002 and 2013 as competition for natural resources intensifies. In the most comprehensive global analysis of the problem on record, we have found that at least 908 people have died in this time. Disputes over industrial logging, mining and land rights are the key drivers, and Latin America and Asia-Pacific particularly hard hit.

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World + 7 others
Taken by Storm: responding to the impacts of climate change

Report
Christian Aid

Using personal stories from Bangladesh, Brazil, Kenya, Malawi, El Salvador, Bolivia and the Philippines, the report reveals the stark reality of life as a result of extreme weather events such as drought and flooding.

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World + 18 others
Se anuncia una nueva ayuda importante de la UE para América Latina

El Comisario Europeo de Desarrollo, Andris Piebalgs, anunciará hoy una nueva ayuda de la UE por un importe de 2 500 millones EUR para América Latina en el período 2014‑2020 (incluida financiación para programas regionales y para dotaciones bilaterales a los países subvencionables).

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Desperately seeking solutions to worst drought in decades in Brazil

Report
Guardian

A rise in temperature in the semi-arid region of Brazil has left rivers dry and cattle dying of thirst. The search is on for initiatives to combat desertification.

Read the full report on the Guardian.

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World + 17 others
Significant new EU support for Latin America announced

Brussels, 24 March 2014

European Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, will today announce new EU support of €2.5 billion for Latin America for the years 2014 to 2020 (including funding for regional programmes, and for the bilateral envelopes to the eligible countries).

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Brazil + 5 others
Climate Change Adaptation Planning in Latin American and Caribbean Cities

Report
World Bank

The World Bank’s Disaster Risk and Urban Development Unit in the Latin American and Caribbean Region (LCR) piloted a regional study and technical assistance initiative to strengthen climate adaptation planning for small and medium sized cities (SMSC) in LCR. The initiative’s main objective was to support small and medium sized cities with their adaptation planning for floods and landslides, two of the most recurrent climate-related hazards in the region.

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Helping the Amazon's Caboclos riverine communities cope with extreme weather events

José Alberto Gonçalves Pereira

Riverine communities are known to be adaptable to hydro-climatic changes. However, they are experiencing higher and longer tides and floods. A research project is developing an early warning system and tools to help these communities in the Delta of the Amazon River adapt to extreme events.

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Belo Horizonte will improve urban sanitation and reduce flood risks with IDB loan

$55 million loan will improve the environmental quality of Bonsucesso watershed in the Municipality of Belo Horizonte

More than 42,000 inhabitants of the Bonsucesso watershed area in the municipality of Belo Horizonte in Brazil will enjoy better health indices and access to cleaner water and reduced risks to flooding with a $55 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

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Monde : Les leçons des BRICS en matière d'urbanisation

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IRIN

JOHANNESBOURG, 15 janvier 2013 (IRIN) - D'ici 2050, 66 pour cent de la population des pays en développement vivra dans les zones urbaines, indique la Division de la population du Département des affaires économiques et sociales des Nations Unies.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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Lessons from BRICs?

Report
IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 10 January 2013 (IRIN) - In another four decades, urban residents will account for 66 percent of the population in developing countries, says the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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Amazon Regional Alliance to Confront the Climate Emergency

By Milagros Salazar

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru, Dec 27 2012 (IPS) - “When someone in Peru sneezes, someone in Brazil catches a cold. When a barrel of oil is produced in Ecuador, a neighbouring country ends up buying it,” says prominent environmentalist Yolanda Kakabadse.

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Climate Change: Natural disasters made history in 2011

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IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 27 November 2012 (IRIN) - Many of the worst natural disasters of 2011 were also the most severe the affected countries had ever experienced, revealed the Global Climate Risk Index (CRI) 2013, which was released in Doha today.

Brazil, Cambodia, El Salvador, Laos and Thailand appear in the CRI’s 10 most-affected countries; all recorded their severest natural hazards-related catastrophes in 2011.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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Guatemala + 17 others
Panorama de la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional en América Latina y el Caribe 2012

Las estimaciones más recientes de la FAO sobre el hambre en el mundo muestran que en las últimas dos décadas el número de personas subnutridas en América Latina y el Caribe disminuyó en 16 millones, lo que ha contribuido de forma importante a la tendencia mundial en este mismo sentido.

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World + 14 others
Secretary-General Stresses Negative Impact of Climate Change in Drylands to International Conference on Food Security

SG/SM/14631
ENV/DEV/1326

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message to the International Conference on Food Security in Drylands, in Qatar on 14 November:

I am pleased to send greetings to the International Conference on Food Security in Drylands, and I thank His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani and the Qatar National Food Security Programme for organizing it. I also thank Qatar for hosting the forthcoming 18th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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Forests vital resource in sustainable development

Graziano da Silva opens meeting of FAO Committee on Forestry

24 September 2012, Rome – FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today stressed the important role of forestry in sustainable development when he opened a five-day meeting of FAO’s Committee on Forestry (COFO). He noted that the nexus between forestry and sustainable development was one of the cross-cutting issues considered at the Rio+20 Conference in June.

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CRID Boletín mensual - agosto 2012

En esta edición...

• Atención de emergencias masivas
• Nueva sección"Materiales Educativos"
• Convocatoria experiencias significativas
• Informe con las perspectivas climáticas para América Central
• Mapa de amenazas naturales
• Lista medicamentos esenciales
• Breves
• Nuevas publicaciones
• Cursos y eventos

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World + 30 others
Les crises alimentaires vouées à se répéter tant que les leaders ne trouveront pas le courage de résoudre les vrais problèmes

Report
Oxfam

La hausse des prix alimentaires menace des millions de vies

Des millions de gens parmi les plus pauvres seront confrontés à de graves problèmes en raison de la forte hausse des prix alimentaires.

En effet, le système alimentaire mondial présente de sérieux problèmes que les décideurs politiques n'ont pas le courage de prendre en main, préférant miser sur les ressources bon marché qu'ils ont tenues pour acquises pendant 30 ans. Mais cette époque est désormais révolue.