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Comunicado de prensa conjunto CCNUCC/OMS

12 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2017 | BONN (ALEMANIA) - Hoy, en la Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático, la Organización Mundial de la Salud, en colaboración con la secretaría de Naciones Unidas – Cambio Climático y en alianza con la Presidencia de Fiji en la 23.ª Conferencia de las Partes (COP23), ha puesto en marcha una iniciativa especial para proteger a los habitantes de pequeños Estados insulares en desarrollo de las consecuencias del cambio climático para la salud.

16 Nov 2017 description

Early results of Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems initiative presented at climate change conference

Vulnerable communities in Africa and the Pacific and Caribbean are now benefiting from improved early warning systems against extreme weather as part of an international drive to boost resilience and climate change adaptation. But further investments are needed to reduce the risks from hazards like tropical cyclones, floods and drought.

16 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank

The effects of climate change are already increasingly visible around the globe. Images of the devastating hurricanes in the Caribbean are fresh on the minds of participants in the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23), underway this month in Bonn, Germany, where leaders have gathered to accelerate the transformation to sustainable, resilient, and climate-smart development.

16 Nov 2017 description
report Islamic Relief

“We are in danger of ending life as we know it on our planet” Islamic Declaration on Climate Change

16 Nov 2017 description
report UN News Service

15 novembre 2017 – S'exprimant à la Conférence des Nations Unies sur le climat (COP 23) mercredi à Bonn, en Allemagne, le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, António Guterres, a appelé à plus d'ambition, plus de leadership et plus de partenariats pour lutter contre le changement climatique.

16 Nov 2017 description

As climate change impacts are increasing the likelihood of natural disasters, such as floods and landslides, having a thorough disaster risk management plan is become more important for communities throughout the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). The government of Gilgit Baltistan in Pakistan has recognized the efforts of the Indus Basin Initiative of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and consortium partners to establish more resilient mountain villages through partnership with the Gilgit Baltistan Disaster Management Authority (GB-DMA).

16 Nov 2017 description

What are global climate challenges and how will Pakistan respond to them?


By: Ali Tauqeer Sheikh

BONN: A week into the UN climate change conference – also known as the COP23 — in Bonn, Germany, gruelling discussions on raising climate finance started on Tuesday.

Developing countries, Pakistan included, have shown interest in discussions on adaptation measures, capacity-building, and climate finance.

16 Nov 2017 description

Joint media release

  • Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP

  • Minister for the Environment and Energy, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP

This week during Fiji's COP23 Presidency, Australia will provide additional support to key climate initiatives to help Pacific countries mitigate and adapt to climate change and meet their climate goals.

16 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

BONN, GERMANY, 15 November 2017 – Timoci Naulusala, 12, and Shalvi Shakshi, 10, together with their proud parents arrived in Bonn, Germany, this week to tell their stories of climate change impacts in Fiji, and how they coped with the devastation of Cyclone Winston. They are calling on world leaders to commit to climate action to protect their homes, and those of all Pacific Island children.

15 Nov 2017 description


As Colombia implements a peace agreement between the FARC and the Government of Colombia, protecting the country’s diverse ecosystems is critical to the peace accord’s long-term success. The Magdalena River Basin is Colombia’s principal watershed, covering 24 percent of the national territory (including 19 departments and 724 municipalities), and home to 77 percent of Colombia’s population. The watershed produces 80 percent of the country’s gross domestic product, 75 percent of its hydraulic energy, and 70 percent of the nation’s agriculture.

15 Nov 2017 description


Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the high-level event on the twenty‑third Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23), in Bonn, Germany, today:

I thank Prime Minister [of Fiji, Josaia Voreqe] Bainimarama for his remarks. And I want to congratulate him for his remarkable Presidency of COP23. My sincere gratitude for the excellent work that Fiji, the Government of Fiji and yourself, Prime Minister, have done. And you are right.

15 Nov 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Mala Silas

Mala Silas is a gender equality program officer with CARE International in Vanuatu.

PORT VILA, Vanuatu, Nov 15 2017 (IPS) - Here in Vanuatu, the ocean has been getting warmer and more acidic. Scientists are predicting that cyclone patterns will change, we’ll see heavier rainfalls, a wetter wet season and a drier dry season. We’re already seeing the sea rising six millimeters per year in the capital, Port Vila; higher than the global average.

15 Nov 2017 description

President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Wm. Warren Smith, on Tuesday welcomed the global community’s commitment to scale up support for climate risk management in the world’s most vulnerable countries. He was speaking during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) at a high-level event for leaders of international organisations, Ministers and insurance sector stakeholders.

15 Nov 2017 description

BONN – A compelling new report about the impact of climate change on global food security has been launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with the Government of Sweden.

How Climate Change Drives Hunger was unveiled today at the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference - known as COP23 - which is being held in Bonn, Germany.

15 Nov 2017 description

It is clear that climate change is affecting everyone, everywhere, but not equally. Just as the risks and impacts of climate change induced hazards vary between countries, so do the capacities of countries to address them. Developing countries often have less capacity and resources to reduce emissions, adapt to climate impacts, and manage the uncertainty of climate risk, whilst they are confronted with pressing development challenges.

We must scale up action now in order for countries to deliver zero-carbon economic growth and development for all.

15 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Martes , 14 de Noviembre 2017 | 09:00

Los agricultores de subsistencia son los más vulnerables ante eventos climáticos extremos, debido a sus condiciones socioeconómicas que ponen en riesgo su seguridad alimentaria y bienestar.

Así lo revela el estudio "Beneficios Socioeconómicos de los Servicios Climáticos para la Agricultura: Caso de cultivo de quinua en Puno", presentado por el Servicio Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología del Perú (SENAMHI) el 9 de noviembre.

15 Nov 2017 description

By Robert Glasser

Geneva, 13 November, 2017 - The Kyoto Protocol was adopted 20 years ago and since then we have seen an explosion of extreme weather events which have cost many lives and made the struggle to end poverty more challenging than it otherwise needs to be.

About 90 percent of recorded major disasters are now weather and climate related. Extreme weather has played a role in the first rise in 10 years in the numbers of people who go hungry every day.

15 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Resilient Transport Vital to Curb Disaster Losses in Small Island Developing States

Improved policies alone could reduce the impact of natural disasters on well-being by 13 to 25% in small island countries

15 Nov 2017 description
report IRIN

Without concerted government action, land degradation could destroy millions of livelihoods

Part of a special project that explores the impact of climate change on the food security and livelihoods of small-scale farmers in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Zimbabwe

GANDI/NIGERIA, 14 November 2017 - When Abbas Gandi lost a large portion of his crops to the combined ravages of desertification and drought a few years ago, he was so disillusioned he considered abandoning his 10-hectare farmland.