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17 Jan 2019 description

Dans la région de Gao, au nord du Mali, Adoum regarde son téléphone. Il est temps d'aller à la recherche de pâturages plus verts pour son troupeau. Il a quelques idées en tête, mais il lui faut d'abord rassembler plus d'informations avant de se lancer dans un voyage de plusieurs semaines.

17 Jan 2019 description

In the Northern Malian region of Gao, Adoum looks at his phone. It’s time to go find greener pastures for his herd. He has a few spots in mind but needs to gather more information before embarking on the weeks-long journey.

In the Sahel, climate change has translated into more frequent, longer drought spells that threaten the resilience capacity of nomadic livestock pastoralists like Adoum. Freshwater points are scarce during the dry season and many animals are at risk of dying before reaching the next oasis.

10 Jan 2019 description

We aim to increase resilience of protected areas in the Amazon biome, to create livelihoods for communities in the midst of a changing climate scenario.

10 Jan 2019 description

We help Gambia to manage the impacts of climate change and to improve the country’s climate resilience by restoring and rehabilitating around 13,000 hectares of forests, protected areas, wildlife areas and farmland, all of which are affected by rising temperatures, erratic rainfall and deforestation.

09 Jan 2019 description

Objective:
• Support the Government of the Comoros to help people harvest and retain water by rehabilitating 3,500 hectares of watershed habitat.
• To plant 1.4 million trees over the course of four years across the country’s three islands.
• To train local communities to manage and protect their land.
• conTsoerve globally species in the Comoros.

07 Jan 2019 description

The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants states that “migration should be a choice, not a necessity”. However, there are countless groups of forced and involuntary migrants, including refugees, stateless persons, people who are trafficked and those internally displaced by disasters and conflict.

24 Dec 2018 description

You’ve probably never heard of ‘groundtruthing’—the term isn’t widely known outside of scientific circles—but the concept it describes is quietly transforming how communities respond to disasters. Groundtruthing essentially means fact-checking data from satellites that only orbit the earth once a day. In a fast-moving environmental emergency, such as landslides or volcanic explosions, data needs to be updated every minute—not every day. Enter the citizen scientist.

18 Dec 2018 description

Note d’orientation pour l’intégration de la réduction des risques de catastrophes et de l’adaptation aux changements climatiques dans la planification du développement et de la reconstruction durables

Résumé

18 Dec 2018 description

This Guidance Note was drafted to document lessons learned in the three project countries and in doing so, it provides a step-by-step practical guide for countries in post-crisis situations to undertake Integrated SEAs. The Integrated SEA approach builds upon current SEA practices, while placing greater emphasis on integrating disaster risk and climate change impacts into a participatory data collection, mapping and planning process.

17 Dec 2018 description

December 2018 - The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is contributing roughly USD 31 million (280,000,000 Swedish Kronor) over four years to support critical environmental issues.

12 Dec 2018 description

Kabul, 12 December 2018 – With an urgent need to scale up disaster risk reduction across Afghanistan and to address humanitarian needs, UN Environment carried out a three-day interactive training course in Kabul from 10 -12 December 2018, to examine the challenges and opportunities for advancing ecosystem-based disaster reduction measures in humanitarian action and development planning.

12 Dec 2018 description

Katowice, 12 December 2018 – Today, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 24) in Poland, 15 international organizations jointly announced a commitment to make their operations climate neutral. The organizations will measure their greenhouse gas emissions, reduce them as much as possible and compensate the currently unavoidable ones with credible carbon credits.

With over 2 million tons of CO2 per year in emissions, and more than 50,000 staff, the aggregate action by this organizations represents an important example that may be taken at all levels of society.

12 Dec 2018 description

Ciudad de Guatemala, 7 de diciembre de 2018.- La Organización Internacional para las Migraciones (OIM) y ONU Medio Ambiente acordaron hoy trabajar de manera conjunta para abordar la estrecha relación entre la movilidad humana, el cambio climático y el medio ambiente en Guatemala.

07 Dec 2018 description

Aziza Mohammed Abdallah Mukhtar wears an unassuming smile that does not betray the important role she plays in her Zamzam farming community of nearly 3,000 residents in Sudan’s arid North Darfur State.

About four years ago, Aziza was struggling to eke out a living as a tobacco farmer in the Zamzam Village Council about 14 kilometres south west of the state capital El Fasher.

06 Dec 2018 description

Growing gap between ambition and action as the world prepares for a future with increasing climate risks

Katowice, 06 December 2018 – While climate consciousness across the globe is on the rise, the fourth UN Environment Adaptation Gap Report released today has revealed a considerable gap between countries’ preparedness for climate change and the actual measures that should be put in place to prepare communities for a future of increasing climate risks.

05 Dec 2018 description

At the precise moment when ISIS fighters were prepping for their retreat from the Iraqi city of Ramadi in February 2016, Hassan Mohammed lay in bed struggling to breathe.

30 Nov 2018 description

Abdulrahman Ismail is passionate about education. The retired primary school teacher, turned cleric, is also concerned about changes to the environment he has witnessed in Bakhiet village of Sudan’s East Darfur State where he has lived since his early childhood in the 1970s.

28 Nov 2018 description

« Avant, nous disposions de bois de chauffage à proximité, mais désormais, nous devons parcourir de longues distances pour aller en chercher, les femmes ont tendance à revenir tard de la brousse. » Tel est le témoignage d'une communauté de femmes de la région de Barh el Ghazal, au Tchad, pays enclavé d'Afrique centrale.