Energy is essential to humanitarian action. Most refugee and internal displacement camps are in remote locations, so humanitarian agencies consume large amounts of fuel on the long-distance transport of staff, equipment, and goods such as food and water. Operations tend to rely on on-site electricity generation to power reception centres, clinics, schools, food storage, water pumping and street lighting. Peacekeeping operations face a similar situation.
As a result of climate change, water availability is becoming less predictable, with floods and droughts exacerbating water challenges and impacting health and economies. It is estimated that a 2°C increase in average global temperature may result in 1 to 2 billion people lacking an adequate supply of water.
Katowice, 09-10. December 2018 – During the UN Climate Change Conference 2018 (COP24) in Katowice, Poland, high-level representatives and experts from V20 and G20 countries, international organizations, private sector and academia convened under the InsuResilience Global Partnership to advance financial protection for poor and vulnerable people and countries.
Noticias ONU Cambio Climático, 7 de diciembre de 2018 - En la Conferencia sobre cambio climático de la ONU, (COP24), que se está celebrando en Katowice (Polonia), se debatirá una serie de recomendaciones destinadas a ayudar a los países a hacer frente al desplazamiento de personas como consecuencia de los efectos del cambio climático.
Washington, DC, 10 December 2018 (OPS/OMS) - Ministers of Health from MERCOSUR and Associated States have signed a declaration to place health at the front and center of national climate change adaptation plans. This aims to ensure that health systems become climate resilient, and that health prevention and promotion are fully integrated with climate services, as per recommendations from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
10 December, Katowice. Ministers arriving in Katowice will need extreme courage and conviction to make life-saving decisions if humanity is to be saved from the worst impacts of climate change, Oxfam and CARE International said today.
Despite it forming the key scientific input to this year’s UN Climate Change Conference, COP24, a handful of countries blocked inclusion of the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), leaving it to ministers to ensure the report is put back into the heart of conference outcomes.
En Afrique, où nombre de pays sont exposés aux risques de catastrophes naturelles provoquées par les changements climatiques, intégrer des stratégies globales de gestion de risques dans les processus de développement devient impératif. D’autant que les économies de nombreux pays africains reposent sur des secteurs sensibles au climat, tels que l'agriculture, les infrastructures, la foresterie, la pêche – entre autres.
The adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) by such an overwhelming number of countries in Marrakech is a historic milestone, a tremendous achievement by member states and the international community and a moment to celebrate multilateralism. The Global Compact will be the future point of reference on migration for years to come, the Danish Refugee Council and its Mixed Migration Center said today in a statement. The GCM is strongly founded on and reaffirms the human rights of all individuals, regardless of their migratory status.
Oxfam welcomes today’s adoption of the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) as an historic moment. Governments have finally recognized in a formal way that migrants too have fundamental human rights that countries must observe in all their policies and practices. This is a significant achievement.
For the first time, countries have collectively acknowledged that millions of people are having to leave their homes and countries because of climate change, environmental degradation and disasters and that they all have the right to life-saving assistance and access to safe pathways.
Three years ago, Lesotho, Southern Africa’s small mountain kingdom surrounded by South Africa, was hit hard by the drought that led to the driest season in the region in 35 years. In the tiny dynastic nation, the El Niño driven-phenomenon resulted in a fall in maize production, the country's staple food.
But now thanks to the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, climate change impacts in African countries like Lesotho have met their match.
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) welcomes the Global Compact for Migration, which is set to be endorsed in Marrakesh today. "The compact recognises the rising threats of disaster displacement and impacts of climate change, and brings hope for the people affected," argued Nina Birkeland, NRC's Senior Adviser on Disaster Displacement and Climate Change.
KATOWICE, POLAND (7 December 2018) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today announced the launch of the Article 6 Support Facility, a $4 million initiative to help developing member countries (DMCs) in Asia and the Pacific combat climate change through a key provision of the Paris Agreement.
The role of cooks in advocating for the second Sustainable Development Goal – to wipe out world hunger – was highlighted at Development and Climate Days yesterday in a ‘Recipes for Change’ cooking challenge (video).
Teams of D&C Days participants representing Bolivia, Cambodia, Mexico, Rwanda, Senegal and Tonga each prepared a meal using the same vegetable ingredients from Africa, Asia and Latin America.
ONU Changements climatiques Infos, 9 décembre 2018 - Un ensemble de recommandations visant à aider les pays à faire face aux problèmes de déplacement de population attribuables aux impacts du changement climatique, tels que les sécheresses prolongées, seront discutées lors de la Conférence de l’ONU sur les changements climatiques (COP24) qui se tient à Katowice en Pologne.
UN Climate Change News, 6 December 2018 – A key set of recommendations that aim to help countries cope with the displacement of people as a result of climate change impacts such as prolonged droughts will be discussed at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland.
Katowice COP24 week one diary
Katowice, Poland – Delegates from some 200 countries are meeting for two weeks of talks on tackling climate change in Katowice, Poland at an event hosted by the United Nations (UN).
The 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) – which is billed as the most important event since the Paris Agreement of 2015 – will address the continued importance of agriculture and food security in the climate change agenda.
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