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25 Sep 2018 description

Profound changes in technology, globalization and demographics have set into motion a series of long-term trends that are reshaping the global landscape and the evolution of development cooperation. This reshaping has also been influenced by challenges such as the impacts of climate change, conflicts and distress migration.

25 Sep 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 24 2018 (IPS) - The United Nations warned last month that the accelerating impacts of climate change—“already clearly visible today”– have triggered an unpredictable wave of natural disasters– including extreme heatwaves, wild fires, storms, and floods during the course of this year.

“If we do not change course by 2020”, cautions UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, “we risk missing the point where we can avoid runaway climate change, with disastrous consequences for people and all the natural systems that sustain us.”

25 Sep 2018 description

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a boost in funding for Pacific countries to help them adapt to climate change.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

24 Sep 2018 description


Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the United Nations Private Sector Forum, in New York today:

It is common to say that peace, development and human rights are three faces of the same reality — there is no peace without development, there is no development without peace, there is no peace and development without human rights. It was Kofi Annan who said it in a very clear way.

21 Sep 2018 description
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21 Sep 2018 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (20 September 2018) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised $750 million to help finance climate change mitigation and adaptation projects with an issue of a 10-year green bond.

21 Sep 2018 description
report UN News Service

Le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) a signé cette semaine avec ARC (African Risk Capacity), une agence spécialisée de l'Union africaine, sa première police d’assurance contre les risques climatiques.

Cette police d'assurances appelée ARC Replica est conçue pour permettre aux organisations humanitaires d’acheter des polices d’assurance macro « complémentaires » contre les risques climatiques.

Les paiements sont déclenchés lorsque certains indices, tels que des précipitations faibles ou une végétation réduite, sont confirmés par des données satellitaires.

20 Sep 2018 description

Men and women often have different roles and responsibilities in society and therefore experience climate change impacts in different ways. This video shows what Colombia, Uganda and Viet Nam are doing to develop gender-responsive national adaptation plans for the agriculture sectors. This country-driven work is carried out under a global programme known as Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag), jointly coordinated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

20 Sep 2018 description

In all areas of academic or practical work related to disaster risk, climate change and development more generally, community and its adjunct community-based have become the default terminology when referring to the local level or working ‘with the people’. The terms are applied extensively to highlight what is believed to be a people-centred, participatory, or grassroot-level approach. Today, despite, or because of, its inherent ambiguity, ‘community’ tends to be used almost inflationarily.

18 Sep 2018 description


Climate change in the Pacific

Small island developing states (SIDS) are among the most vulnerable to our changing climate. People living in the western tropical Pacific SIDS are already experiencing higher temperatures, shifts in rainfall patterns, rising sea levels and changes in the frequency and intensity of extreme climate events. Further changes on top of an existing, naturally variable climate are expected long into the future because of global warming.

18 Sep 2018 description

The impacts of climate change are increasingly viewed as global security risks, which will have far-reaching implications for both human and renewable natural systems. Most climate–conflict research has focused on East Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. This SIPRI Insights explores and summarizes the findings from a systematic literature review of climate–conflict research on South Asia and South East Asia.

18 Sep 2018 description

Alors que le changement climatique refaçonne l’agriculture, le commerce international deviendra essentiel pour nourrir la planète

Selon le nouveau rapport, des marchés alimentaires mondiaux ouverts, prévisibles et équitables peuvent contribuer aux efforts de lutte contre le changement climatique et la faim

17 Sep 2018 description

As climate change reshapes agriculture, international trade will be increasingly important to feeding the world

Open, predictable and fair global food markets can help strengthen climate change response efforts and contribute to fighting hunger, says new report

16 Sep 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation Lenore Manderson, Visiting Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies, Brown University, USA, and Distinguished Professor, Public Health and Medical Anthropology, University of the Witwatersrand

14 Sep 2018 description

"We are on a trajectory to reach over 3 degrees C of warming, and if this trend continues there would be serious consequences for health in many parts of the world"

By Sophie Hares

TEPIC, Mexico, Sept 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Failure to meet global targets to limit rising temperatures will mean more heat-releated deaths, researchers said on Thursday.