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11 Dec 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

MÉXICO, 11 dic 2017 (IPS) - Azael Meléndez recuerda con sorpresa el tornado que se levantó en mayo de 2015 sobre su pueblo de San Gregorio Atlapulco, en la demarcación de Xochimilco, que conforma el área metropolitana de Ciudad de México.

“Nunca había visto algo así, y le pregunté a mis papas, y ellos igual”, dijo el productor agrícola a IPS.

11 Dec 2017 description

Con un taller de fortalecimiento de capacidades Inicia en Nariño la implementación de “Sur Sostenible”, una alianza entre el Programa de Pequeñas Donaciones del GEF, implementado por PNUD y la Gobernación de Nariño, con el apoyo del SENA.

11 Dec 2017 description

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message to the third Asia‑Pacific Water Summit, in Yangon today:

I send greetings to the Asia‑Pacific Water Summit. I commend your focus on transboundary and multi‑stakeholder cooperation.

11 Dec 2017 description

Esta ambiciosa iniciativa se desarrollará a lo largo de varios años y contará con la participación de diversos organismos internacionales, el Programa Arauclima de medio ambiente de la Cooperación Española y el Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental de la Universidad de Cantabria

11 Dec 2017 description
report World Bank

Climate change, a major source of uncertainty across Central Asia

11 Dec 2017 description
report Oxfam

Despite impressive economic growth recorded in Ethiopia over the past decade, chronic food insecurity affects many. The country’s subsistence crop and livestock agriculture is vulnerable to climate change and rainfall variability. The Ethiopian Somali region is one of the regions worst affected. A shortage of rainfall in the region over the past three consecutive years has resulted in huge losses of livestock and internal displacement of people. Although the drought affects everyone, men and women experience the impacts of the drought differently.

11 Dec 2017 description
report Oxfam

Tuesday’s climate summit in Paris must boost the financial support going to help poor communities adapt to climate change, said Oxfam. French President Emmanuel Macron, the World Bank, and the United Nations are co-organizing the event, which comes on the two-year anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Agreement.

08 Dec 2017 description

Los fondos provienen de una donación del Fondo Mundial del Medio Ambiente y serán aplicados en ciudades que participan en el programa de Ciudades Emergentes y Sostenibles

08 Dec 2017 description
report World Bank

SUBMITTED BY KATHERINE BAKER ON WED, 12/06/2017

People read about climate change every day and we are all familiar with it as a concept. While we understand that steps need to be taken to address the risks; its impact often feels harder to imagine. We assume that the impacts are something we will experience in the future.

08 Dec 2017 description

"Those of us who are least responsible, continue to bear the brunt"

By Lin Taylor

SUVA, Dec 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Vulnerable communities uprooted by climate change are being left out of a voluntary pact to deal with migration, campaigners said, after the United States pulled out of the global deal.

08 Dec 2017 description
report World Bank

This briefing note outlines the basis for the creation of a Global Partnership for Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance Solutions through the G20, to achieve the overarching objective of reducing the protection gap in vulnerable developing countries, build resilience, and safeguard poverty reduction and development gains. This policy briefing note was prepared in the lead up to the 2017 G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.

08 Dec 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

Towards climate resilient agriculture and food systems A critical assessment and alternatives to climate-smart agriculture

Executive Summary This briefing sets out the ACT Alliance EU position on what we believe are the best solutions to build climate resilient agriculture systems and meet the right to food for all in developed and developing countries. This position is based on our comparative analysis of the currently in vogue ‘climate-smart agriculture’ framework (CSA) versus the alternative frameworks of food sovereignty and agroecology.

07 Dec 2017 description

Desastres naturales causan perdidas billonarias al sector turístico.

Santo Domingo.- Decenas de delegados de más de 30 países de América Latina y el Caribe debatirán durante dos días las principales variables que deberían incluir los planes de contingencia para reducir riesgos frente a desastres causados por fenómenos naturales que afecten al sector turístico.

06 Dec 2017 description
  • Almost 2.5 million pledges from governments, civil society, businesses, and individuals were logged -

  • If all commitments are met, 1.49 billion people will breathe clean air, one-third of the word’s coastlines will be clean, and USD 18.6 billion of investment will come online - Ministerial declaration outlines action areas as assembly passes 13 resolutions

06 Dec 2017 description
report World Bank

Executive Summary

Climate-related hazards are increasing in Europe and Central Asia (ECA), and geographical variations notwithstanding, most societies are faced with the need to adapt by trying to minimize negative impacts while seizing on the few positive effects.

06 Dec 2017 description

My name is Basmina and I’m a teacher in Haji Saheban village in Nangarhar province. Around here, our lives are pretty good. Unlike other parts of Nangarhar life is peaceful, we don’t have too many problems with insecurity, and there have been a big effort made over the past decade to reconstruct and rebuild our village, we have access to clean water, – hospitals and schools have been built, and we even have women doctors in our hospitals for the first time.

05 Dec 2017 description

La Paz, 5 dic (ABI).- El director ejecutivo de la Federación de Asociaciones Municipales (FAM), Jerjes Mercado, aseguró el martes que hasta 2025 no debe haber un boliviano sin agua, por lo que pidió ser resilientes al cambio climático, en el marco de la presentación de la Revista Bienal "Elemento de Vida: El Agua en el Desarrollo, la Cultura y la Sociedad", organizado por la Cooperación Suiza.

05 Dec 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

NACIONES UNIDAS, 5 dic 2017 (IPS) - La Convención de las Naciones Unidas sobre los Refugiados, de 1951, prevé otorgar la condición de tal a una persona perseguida por su raza, religión, nacionalidad o ideología, pero ahora se evalúa reformarla para que contemple las consecuencias del impacto del ambiental.