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13 Jun 2018 description

An increase of nearly 30 per cent on the previous year, boosting projects that help developing countries cut emissions and address climate risks.

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2018 – Climate financing by the world’s six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) rose to a seven-year high of $35.2 billion in 2017, up 28 per cent on the previous year.

13 Jun 2018 description

Disaster preparedness: Building African resilience

Africans are increasingly exposed to climate risks, because droughts, floods and storms get ever more forceful. The African Risk Capacity takes a promising and innovating approach to managing these risks.

By Chinedu Moghalu

13 Jun 2018 description

The economics of ecosystems and biodiversity for agriculture and food

Authored by more than 100 world class scientists including ecologists, economists, accountants, development practitioners and policy makers the ground breaking report on economics of ecosystems and biodiversity for agriculture and food is the first study that provides an authoritative and comprehensive assessment of our food system, covering topics such as farming, marketing, retailing and consumption.

13 Jun 2018 description
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Bangladesh is known as one of the most climate vulnerable countries in the world because of its geographical location and the adverse effects of climate change present a range of development issues and challenges that call for a strong policy response to address them. The government of Bangladesh is committed to address the vulnerabilities arising from climate change, formulating policies and frameworks.

13 Jun 2018 description

Ian Parry

La planète se réchauffe, entraînant une élévation du niveau des océans, des phénomènes climatiques plus extrêmes du type ouragans, sécheresses et inondations, ainsi que d’autres risques pour le climat mondial comme l’effondrement irréversible des calottes glaciaires.

12 Jun 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation Shingirai Nangombe, Doctor of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Sciences

12 Jun 2018 description

12 June, 2018 - Somalia connects disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and sustainable development to reach 2030 Agenda and Paris Goals

By Umberto Labate and Keith Bettinger

11 Jun 2018 description

By Harjeet Singh

Harjeet Singh is Global Lead on Climate Change at ActionAid International and is based in New Delhi*

Millions of people worldwide are being displaced by natural disasters triggered partially by climate change, and the international community is finally taking steps to mitigate the suffering

11 Jun 2018 description

El Fondo Verde para el Clima aprueba el 10º proyecto de Preparación de la FAO

11 de junio de 2018, Roma – La Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) apoya diez proyectos en diez países de África, Asia, el Caribe, Europa Oriental y América del Sur a sentar las bases de iniciativas de adaptación resilientes frente al cambio climático, financiados por el Programa de Preparación del Fondo Verde para el Clima (GCF, por sus siglas en inglés).

11 Jun 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Issa Sikiti da Silva

This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17.

DAKAR, Senegal, Jun 11 2018 (IPS) - Hope, smiles and new vitality seem to be returning slowly but surely in various parts of the Sahel region, where the mighty Sahara Desert has all but ‘eaten’ and degraded huge parts of landscapes, destroying livelihoods and subjecting many communities to extreme poverty.

11 Jun 2018 description

El 17 de junio de cada año se celebra el Día Mundial de Lucha contra la Desertificación y la Sequía, fecha designada en 1994 por la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas con el objetivo de sensibilizar a todos los países del mundo y a sus ciudadanos con respecto al estado y las acciones prioritarias tomadas a escala global y nacional para revertir la desertificación y la degradación de las tierras y fortalecer la respuesta a la sequía.

11 Jun 2018 description

11 June 2018, Rome - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization is supporting ten projects in countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and South America to lay the groundwork for climate-resilient adaptation initiatives, funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF)'s Readiness Programme.

11 Jun 2018 description

Mogadishu 8 June 2018. The Government of Somalia has this week signed up to a regional marine partnership initiative to ensure the sustainability of the livelihoods, environment and resources of the Western Indian Ocean. Eight other countries in the region are taking part in the initiative – Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, and Tanzania.

11 Jun 2018 description

Bashiru Brima, 21, is not your regular tailor. Living in the slum community of Cockle Bay, in Sierra Leone's capital city, he has been fashioning bags, mats and hats out of plastic refuse, while educating his fellow villagers to reclaim waste rather than let it pile up.

11 Jun 2018 description
report World Bank

LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • Avec un taux de croissance démographique parmi les plus élevés du monde et un faible indice de développement humain, la région du lac Tchad a impérativement besoin de projets de développement pour améliorer l’accès à l’eau afin de faire fonctionner les secteurs de l’agriculture, de l’énergie, de la santé, de l’assainissement et l’industrie.

11 Jun 2018 description

By Khaleeq Kiani

ISLAMABAD: The river flows have improved for now with river Kabul in high floods but drought-like conditions have already hit most parts of the country, affecting Kharif crops.

09 Jun 2018 description

Ciudad de Guatemala, 8 jun (AGN) – Guatemala puso en marcha hoy el Programa de Canje de Deuda por Naturaleza con el Gobierno de Alemania en seis municipios del país.

El lanzamiento oficial de esta modalidad para los seis municipios del departamento de Quiché que se ubican en la región del denominado Corredor Seco, fue hecho por el titular del Ministerio de Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (MARN), Carlos Alonzo.

08 Jun 2018 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2018 - The World Bank today approved an International Development Association (IDA)* credit of $30 million to give direct support to 927 households of nearly 10,000 people in the city of Saint Louis who have already been displaced by coastal erosion or amongst the most vulnerable people currently living within the 20-meter zone considered at very high-risk of flooding.

08 Jun 2018 description

Pretoria – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, facilitated this week (05/06) the first Regional Policy Forum on Migration, Environment, and Climate Change (MECC) for the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) Member States in Pretoria, South Africa.

08 Jun 2018 description
  1. Direction

The objective of Swedish international development cooperation is to create opportunities for better living conditions for people living in poverty and under oppression. The starting point is the policy framework for Swedish development cooperation and humanitarian assistance, as well as the principles of aid effectiveness and effective development cooperation. Development cooperation shall contribute towards implementing the 2030 Agenda, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the Paris Agreement on climate change.