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15 Dec 2017 description

Este miércoles 13 de diciembre, se realizó el lanzamiento del proyecto “Segundo Informe Bienal de Actualización del Paraguay (IBA2)”, con el que se busca actualizar las acciones relacionadas con el cambio climático en Paraguay y contribuir a integrar sus conceptos para el fortalecimiento del marco institucional y la mejora de las capacidades para la gestión del cambio climático a nivel nacional. La actividad fue desarrollada en la Secretaría del Ambiente (SEAM), con la presencia de una funcionaria de la Secretaría de Emergencia Nacional (SEN).

15 Dec 2017 description

UNDP-FAO Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Programme highlights need for sectoral adaptation planning

15 Dec 2017 description

11 December 2017 Cotonou, Benin – The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) signed today with the Government of Benin, through the Ministry of Planning and Development, a project document for the total sum of U$ 34.95 million (including a contribution of US$4.45 million from the Global Environment Facility Least Developed Countries Fund and UNDP) to help the country strengthen rural populations’ resilience to climate risks. 

15 Dec 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Emilio Godoy

MEXICO CITY, Dec 14 2017 (IPS) - Azael Meléndez recalls the tornado that in May 2015 struck his hometown of San Gregorio Atlapulco, in Xochimilco, on the outskirts of Mexico City.

“I had never seen anything like it, and I asked my parents, and they said the same thing,” the farmer told IPS.

The tornado lifted fences protecting gardens in the area, whose name means “place in the middle of the water” in the Nahuatl language, and which is located on the south side of greater Mexico City, which is home to 22 million people.

15 Dec 2017 description

This guidance supports councils to manage and adapt to the increased coastal hazard risks posed by climate change and sea-level rise. It:

15 Dec 2017 description

This report is the first report prepared by the Climate Change Adaptation Technical Working Group. It summarises the expected impacts of climate change on New Zealand over the medium and long term, takes stock of existing work on adaptation, and identifies gaps in New Zealand’s current approach.

In taking stock of the work already underway the Group identified three characteristics that need to be in place for effective adaptation to develop in New Zealand:

15 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Tonga

15th December 2017 **Tonga is highly dependent on intermittent rainwater harvesting and thinning groundwater levels for potable water, and such rainfall patterns and thin groundwater lens is further exacerbated with the onset of climate change through prolonged drought periods and rising sea-level. It is a real threat to our water security, Tonga’s Head of Delegation told the Asia Pacific Water Summit. **

14 Dec 2017 description

El Ministerio del Poder Popular para Ecosocialismo y Aguas y el programa de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo, presentaron este jueves el proyecto del Sistema de Áreas Protegidas Marino-Costeras de Venezuela, que desarrolla un mecanismo para generar alertas en materia ambiental.

14 Dec 2017 description

Executive summary

This report looks at progress made on policy and practical responses to climate-security risks for 2016-2017. Using the independent G7 commissioned report A New Climate for Peace as a basis, and building on last year’s report, Towards A Global Resilience Agenda, this year’s report sets out the key achievements, pitfalls and new challenges facing the foreign policy community working to reduce climate-fragility risks.

14 Dec 2017 description

Galgamuwa, December 8, 2017 – Four leading civil society organizations have been inducted as partners in the newly-launched Green Climate Fund-supported project in the Dry Zone, ensuring communities will play a leading role in building their own resilience to climate change.

14 Dec 2017 description

Bangkok, Thailand, December 14 2017 – This week during Asia Pacific Climate Week, UNDP launched a Guidance Note on how to create and refine Climate Change Financing Frameworks – the flagship product of UNDP's Strengthening the Governance of Climate Change Finance Programme (GCCF).

14 Dec 2017 description

By Sophie Hares

TEPIC, Mexico, Dec 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of Caribbean nations, many devastated by recent hurricanes, will work with companies, development banks and other organisations to curb damage from climate change and grow cleanly, under an action plan launched this week.

14 Dec 2017 description

EMBARGO: 00.01 (GMT) 14 December 2017

Guaranteeing stronger rights protections for all, including minorities and indigenous peoples, rather than building walls or restricting travel, is ultimately the only effective and sustainable response to the forced displacement of millions of people around the world today, says Minority Rights Group International (MRG) in a new report.

13 Dec 2017 description
report European Commission

Commission européenne - Fiche d'information

Bruxelles, le 13 décembre 2017

Le Niger est un pays prioritaire pour l'Union Européenne qui travaille en étroite collaboration avec le pays dans le cadre de la stratégie de sécurité et de développement au Sahel ainsi que dans le nouveau cadre pour les partenariats de migration.

Un contexte complexe

13 Dec 2017 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 13 December 2017

Overall EU development assistance to Niger will amount to €1 billion for the period 2017-2020. This was announced by Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica at the Donors' Round Table for Niger in Paris.

13 Dec 2017 description

620.186
Persons of concern - refugees, asylum seekers, IDPs and returnees - for UNHCR operations in Chad.

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Refugees interviewed by the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless persons (OFPRA) for potential resettlement.

Go and see/ Come and tell
visits undertaken by Sudanese and Chadian refugees in accordance with the Tripartite Agreements.

13 Dec 2017 description

París — El Grupo Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) anunció su apoyo a la recién creada Coalición Climáticamente Inteligente del Caribe, una iniciativa público-privada que busca financiar un plan de inversión de US$8 mil millones para transformar la región en una de las primeras zonas “climáticamente inteligentes” del mundo y beneficiar a aproximadamente 3.2 millones de hogares.

13 Dec 2017 description

Montería, Córdoba. 13 de diciembre de 2017. (MADS). A través de un Memorando de Entendimiento el Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible y la Universidad de Córdoba trabajarán por la implementación del Plan Paz Córdoba, que tiene componentes ambientales y sociales. “Lo que quiero ratificar es el compromiso del Gobierno Nacional y de este Ministerio para sacar adelante este proyecto que realmente beneficia a las comunidades en el marco de la construcción de un nuevo país, de la consolidación de la paz en este departamento.

13 Dec 2017 description

Climate change hits people in poverty hard through extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and changed conditions for agriculture and other livelihoods. It threatens much of the development that has been made in low- and middle-income countries in recent decades. Combating climate change is a high priority for the Swedish Government, and Sida is committed to support its partners in taking climate action. In 2016, Sida provided 2.8 billion SEK in grants for climate action across sectors, making up 15% of Sida’s total disbursements.

13 Dec 2017 description
report IRIN

Planting trees amid crops and pastureland is doubly effective in fighting global warming and helping farming communities

Cathy Watson | Chief of programme development, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)