Climate, Conflict, & Refugees: Examining the Impact of Environmental Change on Human Security
Description: A discussion analyzing the global risks presented to human security by environmental change, as well as the findings and recommendations from the recently released report — "New Challenges to Human Security: Environmental Change and Human Mobility."
Kelly M. McFarland, Director of Programs and Research, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University
Anne C. Richard, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration; Affiliate, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University
Rod Schoonover, Director of Environmental and Natural Resources, National Intelligence Council
Sally Yozell, Senior Associate and Director of the Environmental Security Program, Stimson Center
14 Jun 2017
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Description: On June 6, the Cross-Brookings Initiative on Energy and Climate hosted a conversation on what President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement means going forward.
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07 Jun 2017
Description: Watch how dairy farmers in South-West Uganda are innovating their farming practices to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change.
Read more about the TIDE (The Inclusive Dairy Enterprise) project in Uganda, a four-year programme funded by the Embassy of the Netherlands and implemented by SNV): http://bit.ly/2rUeabM
07 Jun 2017
Description: For the last fifty years, since 1966 when Diakonia was established, our focus has been on people exposed to injustice. We have been working on finding opportunities and co-operations to change their situation.
Bangladesh is one of the most populated countries in the world. The livelihood of the people has improved during the last years but the low-lying country is threatened by climate change and the sea level rise.
In the third filmclip we meet Sultana Begum, who started to work for Diakonia 1980. A role model who worked for gender equality when nobody else did. Bo Forsberg, Secretary General, who followed her work says that her fight for the rights of women and girls has been invaluable.
On our behalf Marika Griehsel, Simon Stanford and Anders Kronborg have produced four documentaries to describe our work, one from each region where we work.
03 Jun 2017
Description: This working session will provided a platform to sensitize and mobilize Member States and key actors in health, disaster risk reduction and development to identify ways and commit to working together to realize these objectives at national and local levels and contribute to the achievement of the Sendai Framework targets, particularly Target (e) on developing comprehensive disaster risk reduction strategies and plans.
31 May 2017
Description: This plenary session focused on building coherence between the Sendai Framework and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as a contribution to the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2017. The plenary session was a first opportunity to explore the practicalities of delivering resilience through a coherent and mutually reinforcing approach to the Sendai Framework and the broader 2030 Agenda.
31 May 2017
Description: This presentation featured a short video on the Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific (FRDP). The video and following presentation showcased the first regional strategy that integrates DRR and Climate Change, as well as how the Pacific region has come together to implement the Sendai Framework and Paris Agreements.
27 May 2017
Description: Bangladesh is among the most vulnerable countries to climate change impacts. Almost every year the country suffers from major natural calamities which take a big toll on the local people. With help from local NGOs they have found innovative solutions. In drought-prone regions, the sufferers have learned to produce vermi compost to make the ground fertile again which has increased their harvest. People in the flood affected regions have learned to raise plinths in clusters which provide safety from floods. They don’t have to relocate frequently anymore they have started cultivating vegetables and rearing goats on the elevated land.
25 May 2017
Description: This presentation highlights a holistic assessment of risk that takes into account the hazard, vulnerability and exposure context to effectively inform decision-making. It will also identify how such information can help to bridge the science-communications-policy gap through multi-stakeholder partnerships.
25 May 2017
Description: The Pacific region is establishing the first regional technical and vocational (TVET) competencies on resilience that focuses on climate change and DRR to ensure that qualifications and trainings are accurate, up to date and correspond to the needs of this sector. This presentation introduced the purpose, objectives and structures of the Pacific Regional Federation of Resilience Professionals.
25 May 2017
Description: To project food security outcomes, FEWS NET develops a set of assumptions about likely events, their effects, and the probable responses of various actors. FEWS NET analyzes these assumptions in the context of current conditions and local livelihoods to arrive at a most likely scenario for the coming six months.
19 May 2017
Description: Africa accounts for many of the fastest growing economies in the world, but with this growth comes new challenges including those posed by climate change. This CDKN production looks at how Kenya is dealing with the challenge of generating more electricity - essential for growth and development - in a way that does not make it part of the problem, and how access to global climate finance is providing greener opportunities for sustainable development.
04 May 2017