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21 Sep 2018 description

Cette évaluation-pays aborde le lien d’interdépendance entre l'environnement et la migration à Madagascar. Elle analyse les cadres politiques, juridiques et opérationnels des migrations, de l’environnement et du changement climatique, propose une cartographie de la vulnérabilité nationale et présente les résultats de des études de cas approfondies sur site. La dernière section du rapport présente une série de recommandations d'actions futures fondées sur les données et les résultats recueillis.

21 Sep 2018 description

The United Republic of Tanzania has launched the second phase of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) Adaption Programme in Africa project with the aim of increasing resilience of people most vulnerable to the impacts of weather and climate-related hazards.

The multi-agency project, funded by the government of Norway, prioritizes the climate sensitive sectors of disaster risk reduction, food security and health. It focuses on the provision of high-quality and reliable climate services, including downscaled, localized forecasts.

21 Sep 2018 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Extreme weather events dominate the news but changing average weather patterns are proving equally devastating to poor and vulnerable people in climate hotspots across South Asia.

  • About 19 million people in Sri Lanka today live in locations that would become moderate or severe hotspots by 2050.

  • A new report provides the right data and climate simulations to help put in place incentives, policies and smart solutions to protect communities across the country.

21 Sep 2018 description
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Member States of the International Atomic Energy Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv

The Agency at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v

The Board of Governors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi

The General Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii

21 Sep 2018 description

Tuvalu has reminded the United Nations that climate change poses an existential threat to the country.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

21 Sep 2018 description
report Voice of America

Ralph Jennings

TAIPEI, TAIWAN —
After a super-typhoon killed 6,200 people five years ago, Filipinos figured the experience had taught their country a lesson. Pre-storm warnings and disaster responses should improve, then-president Benigno Aquino said.

This month another super-typhoon killed at least 74 when it set off landslides in the Philippine central mountain range.

21 Sep 2018 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (20 September 2018) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised $750 million to help finance climate change mitigation and adaptation projects with an issue of a 10-year green bond.

21 Sep 2018 description
report UN News Service

Le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) a signé cette semaine avec ARC (African Risk Capacity), une agence spécialisée de l'Union africaine, sa première police d’assurance contre les risques climatiques.

Cette police d'assurances appelée ARC Replica est conçue pour permettre aux organisations humanitaires d’acheter des polices d’assurance macro « complémentaires » contre les risques climatiques.

Les paiements sont déclenchés lorsque certains indices, tels que des précipitations faibles ou une végétation réduite, sont confirmés par des données satellitaires.

20 Sep 2018 description

Men and women often have different roles and responsibilities in society and therefore experience climate change impacts in different ways. This video shows what Colombia, Uganda and Viet Nam are doing to develop gender-responsive national adaptation plans for the agriculture sectors. This country-driven work is carried out under a global programme known as Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag), jointly coordinated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

20 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

703.9 mt of food assistance distributed

1,386,033 USD cash based transfers made

41.9 m six months (August 2018-January 2019) net funding requirements

156,302 people assisted in August 2018

Operational Updates

20 Sep 2018 description

In all areas of academic or practical work related to disaster risk, climate change and development more generally, community and its adjunct community-based have become the default terminology when referring to the local level or working ‘with the people’. The terms are applied extensively to highlight what is believed to be a people-centred, participatory, or grassroot-level approach. Today, despite, or because of, its inherent ambiguity, ‘community’ tends to be used almost inflationarily.

20 Sep 2018 description

Researchers linked the increase in flooding to warmer temperatures over the Atlantic Ocean and cooler temperatures over the Pacific

By Sophie Hares

TEPIC, Mexico, Sept 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Severe flooding on the Amazon has increased amid changing weather patterns, and is harming the health and incomes of people living along the world's biggest river, scientists said.

19 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

US$ 1.21 six months (August 2018-January 2019) net funding requirements

164,200 people assisted in August 2018

Operational Updates

19 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

US$ 534,947 cash-based transfers made

US$ 0.62 m six months (August 2018 - January 2019) net funding requirements

27,673 people assisted in August 2018

Operational Updates

19 Sep 2018 description

Despite insecurity and access problems, DACAAR achieved all its planned targets for 2017. We invite you to read this brief overview and the 2017 Annual Report here.

The goal of publishing this Annual Report is sharing DACAAR’s achievements and challenges with donors, governments, national and international partners and the humanitarian community.

19 Sep 2018 description

En el marco de la Comisión Centroamericana de Ambiente y Desarrollo (CCAD), el Ministerio de Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (MARN) participó en el “Taller Regional sobre Uso Racional y Sostenible de la Leña en Centroamérica”, donde técnicos de la Dirección de Cambio Climático presentaron las políticas que impulsa la institución ambiental, a nivel nacional, en beneficio de toda la población guatemalteca.

19 Sep 2018 description

Disasters wipe out development progress and are being exacerbated by climate change, population growth, ecosystem degradation, and uncontrolled economic development. The poorest and the most vulnerable people are the hardest impacted groups of people as they are the most exposed to hazards and least able to minimize the hazard risks because of their low capacities. When this situation is ignored or unmanaged, there will be a serious threat for the ongoing sustainable development.

18 Sep 2018 description

Introduction

Climate change in the Pacific

Small island developing states (SIDS) are among the most vulnerable to our changing climate. People living in the western tropical Pacific SIDS are already experiencing higher temperatures, shifts in rainfall patterns, rising sea levels and changes in the frequency and intensity of extreme climate events. Further changes on top of an existing, naturally variable climate are expected long into the future because of global warming.