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18 Oct 2018 description

Ali Omar, âgé de 75 ans, se souvient d'une époque où cette région du nord de Djibouti où il a grandi, maintenant quasiment désertique, était une station balnéaire animée dont les eaux étaient remplies de poissons. « Beaucoup de gens vivaient ici et avaient des magasins tout au long du bord de mer », dit-il, se remémorant l'âge d'or de Khor Angar, sa ville natale, dans les années 1970, avant qu’il ne fasse chaud toute l’année et que le village ne soit réduit à quelques cabanes dans le désert.

12 Oct 2018 description

The people of Kerala are used to coping with heavy monsoon rains and flooding which strike the Indian subcontinent every summer. This year was catastrophically unlike any other. In August 2018, torrential rains led to major floods in the south Indian state of Kerala, forcing the evacuation of at least a million people and causing almost 500 casualties and an estimated US$ 3.8 billion in losses. Authorities were forced to open dams, engulfing residents in floodwaters and landslides.

12 Oct 2018 description

Mahmoud Hamidoune, un paysan âgé de 63 ans, se met à l’abri de la pluie sur les sommets de la pointe sud d’Anjouan, aux Comores, et se souvient du temps où il faisait si froid que les habitants de cette région restaient chez eux. Se rendre dans les hauteurs pour s'occuper des terres était appelé "aller à Paris".

09 Oct 2018 description

Without knowing about the weather and why it was changing, the people in the village of Jappineh in The Gambia’s Lower River Region would plant the same seeds in the same soil and hope for the best. When harvests increasingly failed, in an area where deforestation, raging bush fires, more severe river flooding and prolonged drought have degraded land and caused fertile topsoils to disappear, disappointed farmers becoming desperate to feed even their own families started giving up hope.

07 Oct 2018 description

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Participation is open to all member countries of the WMO and United Nations, and the IPCC currently has 195 members.

In 2015 governments adopted the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change (see below) and invited the IPCC to prepare a special report in 2018 to assess the impacts and related pathways of warming of 1.5ºC.

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25 Jun 2018 description
job Closing date: 19 Jun 2019 UN Environment Programme

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