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04 Aug 2018 description
report UN News Service

Un proyecto conjunto permitirá a los países de la región aumentar la resiliencia del Corredor Seco de Centroamérica y las zonas áridas de la República de República Dominicana, afectadas por el cambio climático. La adaptación consiste en aprovechar la biodiversidad y los servicios ecosistémicos para reducir la vulnerabilidad de las comunidades y aumentar su capacidad de ajustarse a los eventos climáticos extremos.

31 Jul 2018 description

This paper aims to identify potential entry points that stakeholders can leverage in order to mainstream the ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approach into decision and policy making in the government and private sector in Mexico.

25 Jul 2018 description
report World Bank

México abordó su continua vulnerabilidad ante el impacto del cambio climático impulsando medidas para fortalecer la resiliencia climática en los humedales costeros del golfo de México. Estas medidas incluyen la elaboración e implementación de planes de gestión de humedales, el planteo de hipótesis de impacto ante el cambio climático, el diseño de medidas de adaptación y prestación de asistencia técnica para fortalecer la coordinación técnica y la generación de datos y análisis.

Desafío

25 Jul 2018 description
report World Bank

Mexico has addressed its continuing vulnerability to climate change impacts by promoting measures to enhance climate resilience in the coastal wetlands of the Gulf of Mexico. Measures included devising and implementing wetland management plans, developing climate change impact scenarios, and designing adaptation measures and providing technical assistance to strengthen technical coordination and data generation and analysis.

Challenge

24 May 2018 description

The Revised UN-Habitat Evaluation Framework (2016) has helped to increase evaluation focus, coverage and generated evidence performance. The evaluations conducted in 2017 were diverse covering country programmes (Afghanistan); global programmes (World Urban Forum7, Achieving Sustainable Urban Development, Global Land Tool Network); Subprogrammes (Urban Planning and Design); regional offices (Regional Office for Arab States) and Corporate (Mid-term evaluation of the strategic plan 2014-2019) as well as projects and programmes.

22 May 2018 description
report Swiss Re

Every year natural and man-made catastrophes cause a distressing loss of lives and considerable economic costs around the world. Both industrialised and developing countries are affected. Surprisingly, both are also materially underinsured.

This financing gap is borne largely by the public sector, and may create long-term fiscal instability at a time when government budgets are stretched. Furthermore rating agencies are starting to take a closer look at such contingent liabilities faced by public administrations.

03 May 2018 description

ECOSOC/6912

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
2018 SESSION, 24TH & 25TH MEETINGS (AM & PM)

Real world examples of technology and innovation being deployed to build a more resilient Africa in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development were presented to the Economic and Social Council today as it concluded its annual three‑day integration segment.

10 Apr 2018 description

OVERVIEW

• Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region experience a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, and volcanoes. El Niño and La Niña phenomena occur periodically, exacerbating the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Unplanned urban expansion, environmental and natural resource degradation, and land-use management challenges also increase populations’ vulnerability and exposure to natural hazards.

20 Mar 2018 description
report World Bank

Climate change is emerging as a potent driver of internal migration. The report Groundswell: Preparing for Internal Climate Migration (2018) projects that, by 2050, without concrete climate and development action, just over 143 million people—or around 3 percent of the population across Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and South Asia—could be forced to move within their own countries to escape the slow-onset impacts of climate change.

19 Mar 2018 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • A new World Bank report has found that by 2050 the worsening impacts of climate change in three densely populated regions of the world could see more than 140 million people move within their countries’ borders.

  • With concerted action, however, including global efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and robust development planning at the country level – this worst-case scenario could be dramatically reduced, by as much as 80 percent, or 100 million people.

15 Mar 2018 description

The fund - which involves US $ 4.3 million from Mexico - was made official today during the FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean.

8th of March, Montego Bay, Jamaica – Mexico and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations will work together to improve climate change adaptation and resilience in the Caribbean.

08 Mar 2018 description

El fondo - que involucra US 4.3 millones de dólares de México - se oficializó hoy durante la Conferencia Regional de la FAO para América Latina y el Caribe.

8 de marzo de 2018, Montego Bay, Jamaica - México y la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) trabajarán juntas para mejorar la adaptación y resiliencia al cambio climático en el Caribe.

24 Jan 2018 description

This report evaluates the impact of the natural disasters and extreme weather events that occurred worldwide during 2017 and provides an overview of global economic losses.

15 Dec 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Emilio Godoy

MEXICO CITY, Dec 14 2017 (IPS) - Azael Meléndez recalls the tornado that in May 2015 struck his hometown of San Gregorio Atlapulco, in Xochimilco, on the outskirts of Mexico City.

“I had never seen anything like it, and I asked my parents, and they said the same thing,” the farmer told IPS.

The tornado lifted fences protecting gardens in the area, whose name means “place in the middle of the water” in the Nahuatl language, and which is located on the south side of greater Mexico City, which is home to 22 million people.

12 Dec 2017 description

"El cambio climático es una batalla urgente que sólo se ganará si actuamos de manera colectiva": EPN

Por Enrique Peña Nieto

Presidente de México

A través de los siglos, Francia se ha destacado como una valiosa fuente de ideas para el mundo. Ha jugado un rol indispensable en favor de grandes valores de la humanidad con los que México se identifica plenamente. Uno de ellos, la fraternidad, nos recuerda que los problemas comunes se resuelven mejor trabajando en equipo.

11 Dec 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

MÉXICO, 11 dic 2017 (IPS) - Azael Meléndez recuerda con sorpresa el tornado que se levantó en mayo de 2015 sobre su pueblo de San Gregorio Atlapulco, en la demarcación de Xochimilco, que conforma el área metropolitana de Ciudad de México.

“Nunca había visto algo así, y le pregunté a mis papas, y ellos igual”, dijo el productor agrícola a IPS.

08 Dec 2017 description

Los fondos provienen de una donación del Fondo Mundial del Medio Ambiente y serán aplicados en ciudades que participan en el programa de Ciudades Emergentes y Sostenibles

29 Nov 2017 description

Comunicado No. 164.- El funcionario federal acudió con la representación del titular de la Sedesol, Luis Enrique Miranda Nava, al V Foro de Alto Nivel sobre Gestión de Información Geo-espacial de las Naciones Unidas

29 Nov 2017 description

Introduction

Según lo revela el último informe del Consejo Noruego para Refugiados, en el 2014 más de 19 millones de personas tuvieron que abandonar sus hogares por inundaciones, tormentas y terremotos, que significa una cifra hasta cuatro veces superior a las migraciones por conflictos armados. El Panel Intergubernamental del Cambio Climá-tico (IPCC) asegura que para el año 2050 la cifra de desplazados ambientales puede alcanzar los 250 millones.