Climate Change and Environment

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24 Mar 2017 description
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The Raising Risk Awareness initiative brings together scientists, vulnerability experts and knowledge brokers to understand the role of climate change in extreme weather events to help prepare for future ones.

Here, Raising Risk Awareness presents the Swahili version of an infographic which sets out why attributing extreme weather events is critical and how the process works.

24 Mar 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11898
23 March 2017

General Assembly
Seventy-first Session, High-Level Sustainable Development Goals Event, AM & PM Meetings

Equity, innovation and investment must steer the global drive to build climate-resilient societies and economies powered by clean engines of growth, speakers today told the General Assembly’s high-level Sustainable Development Goal action event.

23 Mar 2017 description
  • Invited by the Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, a UN Environment multi-disciplinary team of experts completed a 12-day mission

  • The team focused on the environmental impacts from illegal extraction of minerals, deforestation and mercury pollution

21 March 2017 – UN Environment will assist Colombia with overcoming the environmental degradation legacy of the internal conflict which lasted for more than 50 years, especially in remote rural areas.

23 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Los niños más pobres serán los más afectados a medida que el cambio climático empeora la crisis actual del agua

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Nueva York, 22 de marzo de 2017 - Alrededor de 600 millones de niños –o 1 de cada 4 niños en todo el mundo– vivirán en 2040 en zonas con recursos extremadamente limitados de agua, según un informe de UNICEF publicado en el Día Mundial del Agua.

23 Mar 2017 description

The year 2016 saw important signs of resolve and commitments to sustainable development and food security. Yet the year also witnessed growing uncertainties linked to stagnant growth in the global economy, growing income inequalities everywhere, worsening refugee crises, increased polarization and populism among major donor countries, and rapid changes in the political landscape.

22 Mar 2017 description
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22 March 2017 – Over a year ago, on 20 February 2016, Tropical Cyclone Winston made a category 5 landfall along the north coast of Fiji's largest, most populous island, Viti Levu, killing at least 44 people, and grounding flights to and from the Pacific Island nation.

“It was one of the strongest cyclones to have hit any country in the Southern Hemisphere,” recalls Mr. Semi Koroilavesau, Fijian Minister for Fisheries. “That was quite catastrophic for Fiji and we are still recovering from it,” he adds, sombrely.

22 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

22 mars 2017 – Près de 600 millions d'enfants – soit un enfant sur quatre à l'échelle mondiale – vivront, d'ici à 2040, dans des zones où les ressources en eau seront extrêmement limitées, d'après un rapport du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) publié mercredi à l'occasion de la Journée mondiale de l'eau ((22 mars).

22 Mar 2017 description

L’ONU Environnement accompagne le Gouvernement haïtien dans la prévention et la réduction des impacts des désastres sur les communautés vulnérables ainsi que les ressources économiques. L’agence supporte la mise en place d’un système d’alerte précoce et la restauration de barrières naturelles en particulier sur les rivages, les berges des rivières ainsi que les embouchures de fleuves.

COMPOSANTES

»» La protection du littoral avec des espèces côtières natives ;

22 Mar 2017 description

Las tendencias extremas e inusitadas continúan en 2017

El año 2016 hizo historia con una temperatura máxima mundial sin precedentes, un nivel excepcionalmente bajo de los hielos marinos y un aumento ininterrumpido del nivel del mar y del calor oceánico, de acuerdo con la Organización Meteorológica Mundial (OMM). Las condiciones meteorológicas y climáticas extremas no han cesado en 2017.

22 Mar 2017 description

Por Robert Glasser y Luis Felipe Puente

GINEBRA, 17 de marzo de 2017 – Han pasado dos años desde la adopción del Marco de Acción de Sendai para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres, el cual dio inicio a uno de los procesos más ambiciosos en la historia de las Naciones Unidas: La Agenda para el Desarrollo Sostenible 2030.

22 Mar 2017 description

Le Lac Tanganyika est l'une des merveilles du monde. A lui seul, il contient environ 17% de l'eau douce de surface de la planète et est le plus ancien et le plus profond des lacs du continent africain. En bordure de 4 pays – le Burundi, la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), la Tanzanie et la Zambie – il représente une source de revenus et d’approvisionnement en eau indispensable pour plus de 10 millions de personnes.

UN HAUT LIEU DE BIODIVERSITÉ

22 Mar 2017 description

Women generally suffer more than men do from the effects of climate change and natural disasters. This observation leads the SDC to develop a targeted strategy of supporting projects in which women play an important role in their own social and economic emancipation.

22 Mar 2017 description

Africa's oldest and deepest lake is in danger

Lake Tanganyika is one of the world’s natural wonders. Holding about 17 percent of the globe’s surface freshwater, it is also the oldest and the deepest lake in Africa. Bordering four countries (Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania and Zambia), it offers a source of livelihood for over 10 million people.

A BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOT

22 Mar 2017 description
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Nearly 600 million children will live in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040 – UNICEF

Poorest children will be most affected as climate change worsens an ongoing water crisis

Photos and video are available for download here: http://weshare.unicef.org/Package/2AMZIFDMEO9

22 Mar 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Manipadma Jena

This story is part of IPS coverage of World Water Day, observed on March 22.

NEW DELHI, Mar 21 2017 (IPS) - In Asia, it likely will not be straightforward water wars.

Prolonged water scarcity might lead to security situations that are more nuanced, giving rise to a complex set of cascading but unpredictable consequences, with communities and nations reacting in ways that we have not seen in the past because climate change will alter the reliability of current water management systems and infrastructure, say experts.

21 Mar 2017 description

Climate breaks multiple records in 2016, with global impacts

Extreme and unusual trends continue in 2017

The year 2016 made history, with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Extreme weather and climate conditions have continued into 2017.

21 Mar 2017 description

Agreement will formalize collaboration to strengthen countries’ ability to craft agriculture strategies, meet pledges

21 March 2017, Rome-FAO and the world's leading climate-change authority signed an agreement today allowing both institutions to better serve countries around the world to adapt to and mitigate the impact of warmer global temperatures and meet their pledges to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

21 Mar 2017 description

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on March 15, 2017, the conversion of the Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) – established in 2014 with €4.725 million from the Government of Germany – to a multi-donor trust fund. This conversion brings two new partners to the Fund, the governments of Italy and Flanders (Belgium), who are contributing €4.7 million and €2 million, respectively.

21 Mar 2017 description

Soil management could make or break climate change response efforts

Symposium, report shine light on critical role of terrestrial carbon sinks

21 March 2017, Rome - Warning of "colossal" negative impacts for the environment and human societies if the massive stores of carbon trapped in the Earth's soils are released, Fijian president Jioji Konousi Konrote called for stronger management of this critical natural resource at the start of an international symposium today.