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19 Oct 2018 description

225,000 people to benefit from the FAO-designed project which will receive $91.8 million from the Salvadoran Government and the Initiative for the Americas Fund

19 Oct 2018 description

225 000 personas se beneficiarán del proyecto diseñado por la FAO que recibirá 91,8 millones de dólares del Gobierno de El Salvador y del Fondo de la Iniciativa para las Américas

19 Oct 2018 description

To withstand the inevitable natural disasters climate change will bring, better disaster risk management must start now.

Human activity has caused the temperature of the Earth and its atmosphere to rise by about 1°C above pre-industrial levels, triggering fundamental changes to the planet’s physical and social landscapes. On 8 October an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that temperatures were rising faster than expected, and that 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels could occur as early as 2030.

18 Oct 2018 description

Ali Omar, âgé de 75 ans, se souvient d'une époque où cette région du nord de Djibouti où il a grandi, maintenant quasiment désertique, était une station balnéaire animée dont les eaux étaient remplies de poissons. « Beaucoup de gens vivaient ici et avaient des magasins tout au long du bord de mer », dit-il, se remémorant l'âge d'or de Khor Angar, sa ville natale, dans les années 1970, avant qu’il ne fasse chaud toute l’année et que le village ne soit réduit à quelques cabanes dans le désert.

15 Oct 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By James Jeffrey

ADDIS ABABA, Oct 15 2018 (IPS) - As Ethiopia undergoes a period of unprecedented change and reform, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is partnering with the Ethiopian government to try and ensure this vital period of transition includes the country embracing sustainable growth and avoiding the environmental mistakes made by Western nations.

13 Oct 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/EF/3499

Assemblée générale Deuxième Commission
Soixante-treizième session, 10e et 11e séances – matin & après-midi

12 Oct 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/EF/3499

GENERAL ASSEMBLY SECOND COMMITTEE
SEVENTY-THIRD SESSION, 10TH & 11TH MEETINGS (AM & PM)

Destructive impacts of climate change like droughts, floods and increasingly severe storms are the primary culprits behind decreased farming output and rising hunger worldwide, speakers told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial), as it took up agriculture, food security and nutrition today.

12 Oct 2018 description

11 October 2018, Puntland. A new 5,000 cubic metre earth dam near Yombays Village in the Nugaal area of Puntland, Northern Somalia, will bring clean, safe water to over 5,000 people in the area, of which over 4,000 people are from nomadic pastoralist communities. The dam was built by the Puntland Ministry of Environment and Climate Change in collaboration with Yombays Village, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and with funding from Global Environment Facility.

10 Oct 2018 description

"Water scarcity and drought were something alien to us a few years ago but they have become a new normal now"

By Aadesh Subedi

AANGNA, Nepal, Oct 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ravi Ale has worked the family's two hectares of land in eastern Nepal since he was old enough to help his father. But after a lean harvest this year, and with his cash running out, he will leave next month to look for work in India, along with five of his friends in the village.

10 Oct 2018 description

Timor-Leste remains one of the poorest countries in the South-East Asian region, with 37% of the population living below the international poverty line. Agriculture provides an income for an estimated 80% of the population. A large proportion are food insecure, experiencing critical food shortage from November to February.

04 Oct 2018 description

Reference No.: UD2018/10786/AF

The objective of Sweden’s international development cooperation is to create opportunities for people who live in poverty and oppression to improve their living conditions. Development cooperation will be based on the principles of aid and development effectiveness, and the new agreements reached by the international community in 2015: the 2030 Agenda, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the Paris Agreement.

03 Oct 2018 description

by Michael Taylor | @MickSTaylor | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Farmers in the country's dry zone already suffer from high levels of poverty, researchers warn

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Economic losses caused by drought in China will rocket to tens of billions of dollars per year if global warming breaches the limits set by governments in a 2015 agreement to tackle climate change, scientists said.

02 Oct 2018 description
report UN Democracy Fund

Climate resilience is essential to building sustainable communities. Women play a key role in local adaptation and mitigation efforts with regard to climate change, but in Cambodia they have limited access to decision-making processes. The Cambodian Development Resource Institute under its UNDEF grant is empowering women and women’s groups to promote and advocate for climate change adaptation initiatives.

01 Oct 2018 description

by Jessica Barnes | published October 1, 2018

28 Sep 2018 description

Summary: At the invitation of the Center for Sustainable Climate solutions, two MCC partners and a staff member tell groups in the U.S. about the impact of climate change on their home countries of El Salvador, Nepal and Zimbabwe.

By Jennifer Schrock for CSCS

Zacharías Martínez, Sibonokuhle Ncube and Durga Sunchiuri never met before this month. Each is from a different continent, but they share a common grief: their nations are experiencing the effects of climate change.

28 Sep 2018 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, September 27, 2018 - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$2.5 million grant to support the Republic of the Marshall Islands’ goal to strengthen resilience to natural hazards, including tropical cyclones and tsunamis, and its ability to respond quickly to disasters.

25 Sep 2018 description

Profound changes in technology, globalization and demographics have set into motion a series of long-term trends that are reshaping the global landscape and the evolution of development cooperation. This reshaping has also been influenced by challenges such as the impacts of climate change, conflicts and distress migration.