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29 Nov 2017 description

Introduction

Según lo revela el último informe del Consejo Noruego para Refugiados, en el 2014 más de 19 millones de personas tuvieron que abandonar sus hogares por inundaciones, tormentas y terremotos, que significa una cifra hasta cuatro veces superior a las migraciones por conflictos armados. El Panel Intergubernamental del Cambio Climá-tico (IPCC) asegura que para el año 2050 la cifra de desplazados ambientales puede alcanzar los 250 millones.

29 Nov 2017 description

Importance of environmental migration for Latin America

Latin America, along with the Saharan countries of Africa, is among the regions that are most fragile and vulnerable to the impact of climate change. The most vulnerable countries have been identified as Haiti, Guyana, Bolivia, Honduras and Guatemala. Projected variations in rainfall patterns will bring about changes in the water cycle, such as sudden floods, droughts and the consequent risk of forest fires.

10 Nov 2017 description

Tarija, 9 nov (ABI).- El jefe de la unidad de investigación de la Escuela de Gestión Pública, Reynaldo Portillo, informó el jueves que se entregaron certificados de capacitación en gestión de riesgos y cambio climático al menos a 200 conscriptos.

"El día de hoy estamos entregando unos 200 certificados, en una primera parte, la intención es trabajar con todos los regimientos de Tarija y llegar a unos 1.500 participantes hasta el mes de diciembre", informó a los periodistas.

06 Nov 2017 description

El informe de la OMM destaca el impacto sobre la seguridad humana, el bienestar y el medioambiente

18 Oct 2017 description

Usulután, 18 de octubre de 2017 – El Secretario Presidencial para Asuntos de Vulnerabilidad y Director de Proteccion Civil, Jorge Meléndez; la Directora de atención Ciudadana e Institucional de Recursos Naturales y Medio Ambiente (MARN), Sonia Baires; el Agregado en Asuntos de Cooperación de la Delegación de la Unión Europea (UE), el Sr.

15 Oct 2017 description

Éditorial d’Achim Steiner, Patricia Espinosa et Robert Glasser

De Miami à Porto Rico, en passant par La Barbade et La Havane, les ravages de la saison des ouragans dans toute l’Amérique latine et les Caraïbes ont sonné comme un rappel du fait que les effets du changement climatique ne connaissent pas de frontières.

14 Oct 2017 description

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction - Joint op-ed By Achim Steiner, Patricia Espinosa and Robert Glasser

From Miami and Puerto Rico to Barbuda and Havana, the devastation of this year’s hurricane season across Latin America and the Caribbean serves as a reminder that the impacts of climate change know no borders.

10 Oct 2017 description

UN report says natural disasters to become more destructive in Asia-Pacific without action on disaster resilience

Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and intense and disaster risk is outpacing resilience in Asia-Pacific, the most disaster-prone region in the world, according to the latest report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

09 Oct 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Última información

SENAMHI: Hasta mañana se espera intensa radiación solar en regiones de sur

Hasta el día de mañana 9 de octubre se espera una intensa radiación solar durante el día debido a la escasa nubosidad por el descenso de temperatura que vienen registrándose en seis departamentos del sur del país, los mismos que alcanzan valores cercanos a los -15 grados centígrados, informó el SENAMHI al Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia Nacional del Ministerio de Defensa (COEN DEFENSA).

19 Sep 2017 description

This reference manual provides in-depth knowledge on the techniques, methodologies and best practices for using geospatial information in support of decision making for disaster risk management for specific hazards. Space-based information can significantly enhance disaster emergency response and preparedness and producing and using such information is critical for evidence-based decision-making. While maps may often look similar, the nature of different types of hazards requires different, thematic-specific information products, which may not be immediately apparent.

22 Jul 2017 description
report The Conversation

The ConversationLuke Kelly, Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
Eduard Plana Bach, Head of Unit of Forest Policy and Environmental Governance, Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia
Marc Font Bernet, Researcher in the Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia

21 Jun 2017 description

Parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the United States of America have seen extremely high May and June temperatures, with a number of records broken. The heatwaves are unusually early and are occurring as the Earth experiences another exceptionally warm year.

20 Jun 2017 description

By Brigitte Leoni

Geneva - 20 June 2017, Robert Glasser, the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction expressed his deep condolences to the families affected by the devastating fires in Portugal.

More than 60 fires broke out in a densely forested area near the small town of Pedrógão Grande, 200km north-east of Lisbon, killing more than 60 people, in what Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa described as the country’s “greatest human tragedy in living memory."

05 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

By: Vania Santoso – Innovations Adolescent and Youth Engagement Officer

Palangkaraya: “Haze made me feel like I don’t want to be here anymore, ever!” said Gibran, a fourth-grader from Palangkaraya, East Kalimantan.

11 Apr 2017 description

When twenty- two-year-old Fatmata Sawyer was asked to identify potential hazards affecting her small village of under 300 residents, she took the microphone and boldly mentioned flash floods, thunderbolts, wildfires, teenage pregnancy and environmental degradation.

Fatmata is among 6 female participants in a three-day training workshop on Disaster Risk Management from M’bokie village, Sittia chiefdom- Bonthe District south of Sierra Leone. Sittia is predominantly a fishing community along the coastlines of Sierra Leone.

22 Mar 2017 description

Las tendencias extremas e inusitadas continúan en 2017

El año 2016 hizo historia con una temperatura máxima mundial sin precedentes, un nivel excepcionalmente bajo de los hielos marinos y un aumento ininterrumpido del nivel del mar y del calor oceánico, de acuerdo con la Organización Meteorológica Mundial (OMM). Las condiciones meteorológicas y climáticas extremas no han cesado en 2017.

21 Mar 2017 description

Climate breaks multiple records in 2016, with global impacts

Extreme and unusual trends continue in 2017

The year 2016 made history, with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Extreme weather and climate conditions have continued into 2017.