Sarah Colenbrander and Andrew Sudmant report on research showing that cutting greenhouse gas emissions in urban areas will benefit vulnerable residents most
Inequality is one of the great challenges of this age, and one that will only be exacerbated by climate change. Most pronounced is the problem in cities, where skyscrapers may tower over slums and street vendors hustle outside air-conditioned supermarkets.
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Thank you very much. Welcome to you all, friends from far away countries – big and small – and colleagues from all corners of Brussels, including from NATO. Thank you and welcome.
I think it is really important that we meet today in this format, in these times which are definitely times of confusion, of chaotic change for the world. And it has become very difficult to have a conversation on our common good – focusing on how to build win-win solutions, and on what kind of world we live in and what kind of world we leave to our children.
Sudan’s western Darfur region is home to nearly 10 million people and occupies a land mass which is about ten times the size of Belgium. For decades soils, forests, and water resources in this largely arid and conflict-affected region have been depleted at alarming rates.
Erratic rainfall patterns have led to dwindling water supplies. As agricultural yields have declined, farmers are obliged to cultivate larger plots. This has encroached on the land available for herders.
Brussels, Friday, 22 June 2018 – UN Environment called for swift action on the root causes and impacts of our changing climate, during a meeting on the ongoing and new threats posed by climate change on global peace and security in Brussels today.
By Mohamed Beavogui
Agriculture represents tremendous opportunities for African economies. The sector contributed more than $100 billion to Africa’s GDP in 2016. But much of that potential could be realised if there are effective solutions addressing the factors that drive the under-performance trend in the sector.
New Dutch-Canadian backing for the Climate and Development Knowledge Network.
On 21 June 2018, Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs for the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Pamela Moore, Chargé d’Affaires of the High Commission of Canada to South Africa, announced the start of the new phase of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN).
1. The Due Diligence / Social Compliance Report (DDR) is for the proposed candidate subproject of the Climate Resilience Sector Project (CRSP) - Upgrading the evacuation and post disaster access road for Popua in Tongatapu; upgrading additional Government Primary Schools (GPS) in Tongatapu, which are the GPS Ngele’ia and the GPS Hala-‘o-Vave; and relocating of Lifuka, Ha’apai hospital from vulnerable area to higher ground. ADB has classified the proposed subproject as Category C for Involuntary Resettlement – meaning, “Additional candidate sector …
AT A GLANCE
Risks Climate change exacerbating natural disasters
Area of Engagement Deepening engagements in resilience to climate change
The government of Fiji has pioneered an innovative approach to assessing and quantifying the impacts of climate change which will help the Pacific Island country chart a resilient development path.
NATURAL HAZARDS EXACERBATED BY CLIMATE CHANGE
Hannah Reid and Karen Podvin
Roadmap to healthier, cleaner oceans adopted by UN Environment and European Commission
Brussels, 20 June 2018 – To address the threats of pollution, marine litter and overfishing, UN Environment and the European Commission today adopted the ‘2018 Oceans roadmap 2.0’, an agreement to support the conservation of marine biodiversity and ecosystems and keep our oceans healthy, productive and resilient.
Maxi Taneseb and Fince Yane Baifeto live in a small village in West Timor with their three children. Because of their poverty and ambition to live better, the family joined CWS in Timor Zero Hunger activities in January 2017. With CWS support, they started to improve the way they grew vegetables and raised chickens, and they also started working towards better access to clean water and a family toilet – something they did alongside others in Noemuke village who also wanted to improve their economic status for better food security and their children’s health and nutrition.
Geneva, 20 June 2018 - The World Meteorological Organization’s Executive Council holds its annual session from 20-29 June, with a focus on addressing high-impact weather, climate change and environmental challenges. It will also discuss evolving relationships with the rapidly growing private sector, as well as observations, satellites and data exchange. There will be a special one-day dialogue on water.
Le changement climatique, les conflits, les inégalités, la persistance de la pauvreté et de la famine et l'urbanisation rapide remettent en question les efforts des pays pour atteindre les objectifs de développement durable (ODD), selon un rapport de l'ONU publié mercredi à New York.
La dépendance au bois combustible explique en grande partie la déforestation et la dégradation des forêts lors des déplacements de populations
20 juin 2018, Rome/Genève – L’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO) et l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) ont lancé aujourd’hui un nouveau manuel afin d’aider à restaurer les forêts dans les régions touchées par les déplacements massifs de populations, où une forte dépendance au bois combustible compromet la santé des forêts et des bois.
20 JUIN 2018
CONSEIL ÉCONOMIQUE ET SOCIAL
SESSION DE 2018, 37E & 38E SÉANCES PLÉNIÈRES – MATIN & APRÈS-MIDI
« Il y a un proverbe africain qui dit qu’un enfant, c’est mon enfant, que les enfants, ce sont nos enfants », a déclaré le Vice-Président de Conseil économique et social (ECOSOC), M. Jerry Matthews Matjila, à l’entame de la deuxième journée de la session 2018 de son segment humanitaire, qui a vu la tenue de deux discussions de haut niveau.
Economic and Social Council
2018 Session, 37th & 38th Meetings (AM & PM)
Prompt and effective action was key to addressing the sweeping impact of armed conflict on children as well as the myriad effects of climate change on the most vulnerable sectors of society, speakers said today as the Economic and Social Council continued its humanitarian affairs segment.
New York, New York 20 June 2018
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is my pleasure and privilege to welcome you to this high-level panel discussion.
Our task this afternoon is to explore how the humanitarian system can better address the impact of extreme weather events and climate change on the most vulnerable people, including older people, women and children.
We are already engaged in a battle with extreme weather.
A fast-changing climate, conflict, inequality, persistent pockets of poverty and hunger and rapid urbanization are challenging countries’ efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a UN report launched in New York today.
The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018 found that conflict and climate change were major contributing factors leading to growing numbers of people facing hunger and forced displacement, as well as curtailing progress towards universal access to basic water and sanitation services.