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20 Dec 2013 description

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

About FrontLines

Insights from Administrator Rajiv Shah

Podcast: Ghana From The Tree Tops

New Generation Now 'Living with Confidence' in Cambodia's Endangered Forests

Sustaining the "Amazon of the Seas"

Jane Goodall's Win-Win

Save the Saiga Antelope

Eyes in the Sky Monitor Congo Basin Forests

Your Voice: Philippine Conservation Performance Earns a Second “Debt-for-Nature” Deal

Double Trouble: Tackling Urban Infrastructure and Climate Change in Mozambique

11 Nov 2013 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBOURG, 11 novembre 2013 (IRIN) - Selon une nouvelle série d’études, les facteurs de stress climatique comme les sécheresses et inondations récurrentes portent d’ores et déjà atteinte aux moyens de subsistance de certaines populations, affaiblissant leur capacité à s’adapter ou à améliorer leur vie.

Les auteurs ont exhorté les négociateurs qui se réuniront à Varsovie le 11 novembre, conformément à la Convention-cadre des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques (CCNUCC), de redoubler d’efforts pour atténuer les effets du changement climatique.

08 Nov 2013 description

(Pretoria, 08 November 2013): A groundbreaking study into the threats likely to confront southern African communities over the next decade has been released. Titled Humanitarian Trends in Southern Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, the study identifies regional and global factors that may impact the lives and livelihoods of southern Africans and, as importantly, the available capacities to address these challenges.

03 Sep 2013 description

New book helps region understand what might be in store and what to do about it

September 3, 2013, Maseru, Lesotho—The southern region of Africa could be the hardest hit by rising temperatures from climate change, leaving many to wonder what this means for agriculture. Will some areas become unsuitable for farming? Will farmers face lower yields, or turn to new crops? Will climate change threaten food security? These are challenging questions for policymakers, who must plan for the future without available information and analysis.

27 May 2013 description

Une stratégie unique qui englobe pour la première fois l’aide humanitaire, la coopération technique et financière, les mesures de politique économique et commerciale et la coopération avec les pays de l’Est : ce tournant important a été salué aussi bien par le Parlement que par l’opinion publique, soulignent le directeur de la DDC Martin Dahinden et Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, Secrétaire d’Etat et directrice du SECO, dans le rapport annuel 2012 sur la coopération internationale de la Suisse qui vient de sortir de presse.

27 May 2013 description

The just-published 2012 Annual Report on Switzerland's International Cooperation sets out a unified strategy that encompasses – for the first time – humanitarian aid, technical and financial cooperation, economic and trade policy measures, and cooperation with the countries of Eastern Europe. SDC Director-General Martin Dahinden and State Secretary and Director of SECO Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch stress that this important milestone has been welcomed both by Parliament and by public opinion.

10 Apr 2013 description
report UN News Service

9 April 2013 – The international community is losing vast amounts of agricultural production due to the effects of continuing land degradation such as desertification, a new United Nations study has warned, adding that without sustainable land management, development initiatives the world over will be stymied.

19 Mar 2013 description
report AlertNet

LONDON (AlertNet) - Developing countries in Africa, Asia and South America need ways to assess if climate change adaptation is keeping development on track, and if the costs and benefits are well distributed. A new system to analyse the social impacts of climate change adaptation efforts could be the solution.

Read the full report on AlertNet

21 Feb 2013 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The regional armyworm outbreak has been largely contained.

  • A plan has been drawn up to address the locust outbreak in Madagascar, but it requires funding.

  • Early warning systems save lives in Mozambique and Madagascar.

19 Feb 2013 description

2012 – A Resounding Endorsement of Environmental Governance

History was made in 2012 with the first institutional reform of the environment programme of the UN since the Stockholm UN Conference on the Human Environment established UNEP in 1972.
At Rio+20, Heads of State and governments decided to strengthen and upgrade UNEP. This was followed by the adoption of a resolution at the 67th session of the UN General Assembly later in the year.

25 Jan 2013 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, January 24, 2013 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$87 million to support the Government of Mozambique’s efforts to develop a climate change-resilient economy and scale-up high impact nutrition interventions benefiting over one million Mozambicans.

The grant financing package from the International Development Association, (IDA)*, the Bank’s fund for the world’s poorest countries provides US$50 million for climate change, and US$37 million for community-based nutrition (CBN) services.