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20 Apr 2018 description
report World Bank

A World Bank Spring Meetings panel discussed concrete climate actions and adaptation strategies to build a more climate-resilient South Asia.

Last summer’s monsoon hit South Asia particularly hard and left nearly 1,400 people dead and displaced millions of others.

In the last sixty years, such weather extremes have become more common in the subcontinent and, without urgent action to limit carbon emissions, their impact on communities will likely get worse.

20 Apr 2018 description

Lanzamiento de la colección conjunta El Estado del Planeta

20 de abril de 2018, Roma – ¿Estamos a tiempo de salvar nuestro planeta? Con esa pregunta arranca la colección conjunta El Estado del Planeta presentada hoy por la FAO y el diario español EL PAÍS para explicar, desde una perspectiva divulgativa, los grandes retos a los que se enfrenta la humanidad en las próximas décadas.

20 Apr 2018 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

This article highlights the process and lessons learned from the Vulnerability Assessment and Climate Resilient Road Strategy of the Samoan road network, and outlines a replicable approach for small island nations with acute capacity challenges that seek to balance analytical rigour with the need for practicality.

20 Apr 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Daniel Gutman

BUENOS AIRES, Apr 20 2018 (IPS) - As president this year of the Group of 20 (G20) developed and emerging nations, Argentina has now formally begun the task of trying to rebuild a consensus around climate change. It will be an uphill climb, since the position taken by the United States in 2017 led to a noisy failure in the group with regard to the issue.

20 Apr 2018 description
report Mercy Corps

On Earth Day, the global organization reaffirms commitment to addressing climate change

WASHINGTON, DC -- Mercy Corps reaffirms its commitment to addressing climate change by helping vulnerable communities all over the world strengthen their resilience against increasingly frequent and intense extreme weather events.

19 Apr 2018 description
report UN News Service

DSG/SM/1162-ENV/DEV/1844
19 APRIL 2018

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the New Climate Economy Summit, in Washington, D.C., today:

Thank you, Kristalina [Georgieva], for hosting this Summit of the Commission on New Climate Economy. And thank you to the three Co-Chairs for inviting me to speak.

The Commission plays a key role in highlighting trends and issues shaping long‑term economic growth pathways, and the potential for accelerating transformative action.

19 Apr 2018 description

Delivering on the Paris Goals and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, countries across the globe are mainstreaming and accelerating actions toward a low-carbon climate-resilient future. In Bangladesh, a new project will provide assistance to 25,000 women and girls to adopt resilient livelihoods, while ensuring reliable, safe drinking water for 130,000 people.

19 Apr 2018 description

El concepto de lejanía adquiere una dimensión totalmente diferente cuando lo que te rodea es impenetrable. Nueva Luz de Arara, una comunidad nativa en la cuenca del río Yurúa, en la región peruana de Ucayali, es un buen ejemplo de ello.

19 Apr 2018 description

En respuesta a la necesidad de contar con medidas de adaptación ante el fenómeno global del cambio climático en el área del océano Pacífico guatemalteco, el Ministro de Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, Alfonso Alonzo, giró instrucciones para agilizar la implementación y puesta en marcha del “Plan para la reducción de la vulnerabilidad e impactos del cambio climático sobre la biodiversidad y servicios ecosistémicos en el litoral Pacífico de Guatemala”, el cual será apoyado por varias instituciones de gobierno y organismos internacionales.

19 Apr 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

DUBAI, Apr 18 2018 (WAM) - Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, the Sustainable Communities and Climate Change Summit, SCCCS, will be organised by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MOCCAE, in partnership with the Dubai Land Department and Majid Al Futtaim, on 22nd April in Dubai.

19 Apr 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

BUENOS AIRES, 19 abr 2018 (IPS) - Como presidente este año del Grupo de los 20 (G20), Argentina acaba de dar por comenzada formalmente la tarea de intentar reconstruir los consensos alrededor del cambio climático. Se trata de una tarea difícil, considerando que en 2017 la posición de Estados Unidos llevó a un ruidoso fracaso en este tema.

18 Apr 2018 description
report Government of Peru

09:54 | Lima, abr. 17.

El presidente Martín Vizcarra promulgó hoy la Ley Marco de Cambio Climático, cuyo objetivo es reducir la vulnerabilidad del país frente a dicho fenómeno causado por la emisión de gases de efecto invernadero.

“Hoy somos testigos de un hecho importante. La Ley Marco de Cambio Climático permite ver con optimismo el futuro y hacer frente de manera unida, convencidos de que un país climáticamente responsable crece y tiene visión de futuro”, indicó.

18 Apr 2018 description
report African Union

Action on climate change and sustainable development together is the way forward for Africa. That is the top-line message that regional, public and private sector delegates will carry to international climate negotiations after a week of deliberations in the Kenyan capital.

18 Apr 2018 description

The project is part of an initiative supporting countries and regions prone to El Nino's impacts

18 April 2018, Nadi, Fiji - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Fiji have agreed to collaborate on a project to strengthen the resilience of communities vulnerable to extreme weather events and climate change.

18 Apr 2018 description

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters announce closer cooperation between the United Kingdom and New Zealand in the Pacific Islands region, following a meeting in London.

During the meeting, which took place at the Churchill War Rooms, Mr Johnson and Mr Peters also exchanged views on a wide range of foreign policy issues of concern to both countries, including defence and security challenges and the importance of cooperation to preserve and advance the international rules-based system at a time when it is under stress.

18 Apr 2018 description
report Government of Tonga

The Pacific is a region that is highly vulnerable to natural disasters. The recent devastation of Tropical Cyclone Gita and Tropical Cyclone Keni in the Kingdom of Tonga and in on Fiji re -emphasizes the vulnerability of the Pacific’s to this natural hazard.

17 Apr 2018 description

Expertos de toda Centroamérica, República Dominicana y Belice se encuentran en El Salvador para participar en dos foros, el primero vinculado al clima y el segundo sobre la aplicación de pronósticos climáticos a la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional y otros sectores prioritarios.

En el LV Foro del Clima de América Central, que inició hoy y finalizará mañana miércoles, los científicos y expertos en meteorología analizarán las perspectivas climáticas, las condiciones oceánicas y atmosféricas y registros históricos de lluvia para cada país para el período mayo-julio de 2018.

17 Apr 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Issa Sikiti da Silva

INONGO, Democratic Republic of Congo, Apr 17 2018 (IPS) - Thousands of logs loaded into makeshift boats at the port of Inongo at Lake Mai-Ndombe stand ready to be transported to Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Inongo is the provincial capital of the Mai-Ndombe Province, a 13-million-hectare area located some 650 km northeast of Kinshasa. The logs have been illegally cut from the Mai-Ndombe forest, an area of 10 million hectares, which has some trees measuring between 35 and 45 meters.