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09 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank

Life is shifting fast for coastal communities in West Africa. In some areas, coastlines are eroding as much as 10 meters per year. Stronger storms and rising seas are wiping out homes, roads and buildings that have served as landmarks for generations.

09 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Chile

Santiago, 7 de noviembre de 2017.- El Ministerio de Agricultura, a través del Departamento de Gestión Integral de Riesgos (DGIR), recibió al experto mundial en cambio climático Mark Howden, investigador australiano director del Instituto de Cambio Climático (CCI) de la Universidad Nacional de Australia (ANU).

09 Nov 2017 description

El Gobierno de la República agradeció a las naciones participantes el apoyo ofrecido luego de los sismos del 7 y 19 de septiembre Necesario contar con mayor inversión e infraestructura resiliente para enfrentar fenómenos naturales: Puente Espinosa

09 Nov 2017 description

La Paz, 8 nov (ABI).- Las diputadas indígenas Ramona Moye y Patricia Chávez presentaron el miércoles una plataforma de lucha contra el cambio climático, en el marco de la vigésima tercera Conferencia de Partes de la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre Cambio Climático (COP 23), que se desarrolla en la ciudad alemana de Bonn.

09 Nov 2017 description

Discussion comes ahead of visit to Bonn for UN Climate Change Summit

9 November 2017, Rome - Leaders of several states in the Pacific and other top officials from the region will gather at FAO in Rome on 10 November to discuss their region's food security and nutrition challenges, the impact of climate change, disaster risk reduction and the building of resilient livelihoods.

09 Nov 2017 description

"Have we created a situation for small island developing states where resilience may not necessarily be achievable?"

By Alex Whiting

BONN, Germany, Nov 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Unless emissions can be drastically and quickly curbed, efforts by small island nations to adapt to climate change may be in vain, a leader of a group of small island nations said Tuesday.

09 Nov 2017 description

Climate change has far-reaching impacts on human health and well-being. Changing temperature and rainfall patterns impact crop yield, food and water security, and nutrition. The increased frequency and intensity of extreme events can cause not only injury, but also increase the risk of water-borne diseases (diarrhoeal disease, Hepatitis A and E, bacterial diseases such as cholera), diseases associated with crowding (measles, meningitis, acute respiratory infections) and vector-borne diseases (malaria, dengue), as well as psychological and emotional distress related to traumatic events.

09 Nov 2017 description
report UN News Service

8 novembre 2017 – Alors que le nombre de personnes déplacées dans le monde à cause d'évènements liés au changement climatique ne cesse d'augmenter, l'ONU et ses partenaires privilégient une approche régionale plutôt que mondiale face à la question de la création d'un statut de réfugié climatique.

08 Nov 2017 description

WMO report highlights impacts on human safety, well-being and environment

6 November 2017 (WMO) - It is very likely that 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, with many high-impact events including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, debilitating heatwaves and drought. Long-term indicators of climate change such as increasing carbon dioxide concentrations, sea level rise and ocean acidification continue unabated. Arctic sea ice coverage remains below average and previously stable Antarctic sea ice extent was at or near a record low.

08 Nov 2017 description

En la cuestión de crear un estatuto de refugiado climático, la ONU privilegia un enfoque regional en lugar de global, mientras que el número de personas desplazadas continúa creciendo en todo el mundo debido al cambio climático.

Frente a la reticencia de los Estados ante la creación de un estatuto internacional, la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados (ACNUR) presentó un enfoque regional derivado de experiencias de campo para la protección de las personas desplazadas por el cambio climático, en la Conferencia de la ONU sobre el cambio climático (COP23) en Bonn, Alemania.

08 Nov 2017 description

La Paz, 06 nov (Unicom - MMAyA).- Con el propósito de impulsar la resiliencia y reducir riesgos ante los efectos del Cambio Climático en el país, el Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Agua (MMAyA) pondrá en marcha el programa denominado “Bolivia resiliente frente a riesgos climáticos”, que incluye la ejecución de obras civiles, gestión de conocimientos y fortalecimiento institucional.

08 Nov 2017 description
report UN News Service

8 November 2017 – As the number of people displaced worldwide due to climate change-related events continues to grow, the United Nations and its partners are focusing on regional approaches, framed by existing international practice, to respond to the issue of ‘climate refugees.’

08 Nov 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

SUVA, Fiji, Nov 8 2017 (IPS) - In the Pacific, climate change is an ever-present threat, undermining human rights, livelihoods, and security. Pacific Islanders are working with courage and resolve to build the resilience of their communities and to catalyse international actions towards ending global carbon pollution.

08 Nov 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

BONN, Germany, Nov 8 2017 (IPS) - November 8 marks the fourth anniversary of Haiyan’s landfall in the Philippines. The super typhoon was the strongest ever to make landfall.

Today, the world continues to be devastated by even more extreme weather events. This year alone saw flooding in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Vietnam, and the United States; drought in Somalia; Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in the Caribbean and the U.S.; and just last week, Storm Herwart in Germany, Czech Republic, and Poland.

08 Nov 2017 description

La Paz, 7 nov (ABI).- El director del Instituto Nacional de Innovación Agropecuaria y Forestal (INIAF), Carlos Osinaga, firmó el martes un acuerdo de cooperación con la embajada de Francia en Bolivia para intercambiar conocimientos y aplicar estrategias y alternativas para mitigar los efectos del cambio climático.

08 Nov 2017 description
report UN Radio

La RDC participe à la 23e conférence des Nations unies sur le climat (COP23), qui s'ouvre ce lundi 6 novembre à Bonn (Allemagne). Selon le président du comité préparatoire de la COP23, Albert Kabasele, la RDC va soumettre un plaidoyer sur les financements de plusieurs projets, dont celui de l'assainissement de grandes villes.

08 Nov 2017 description
report IRIN

“Seed security is food security” is something of a mantra in developing world agronomy circles. In Zimbabwe, the adage is gradually being put into action by promoting the use of indigenous small grains threatened with extinction by the dominance of maize, both in fields and on dinner tables.

Read the fill report on IRIN.

07 Nov 2017 description

SG/SM/18781-PI/2217

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the Web Summit, in Lisbon, Portugal, today:

Welcome to Lisbon, welcome to the Web Summit Day. I am an engineer, and for the time being, I am also Secretary-General of the United Nations, and we are all here because we believe in the force of science, innovation and technology.

07 Nov 2017 description
report UN News Service

07 de noviembre, 2017 — Un grupo de activistas indígenas peruanos han reivindicado la utilidad de sus conocimientos ancestrales en la conferencia de la ONU sobre cambio climático (COP23) que se celebra en Bonn, Alemania.

“No queremos que la gente hable solo de cambio climático, sino de catástrofe climática”, dijo Roberto Espinoza, de la Asociación Interétnica de Desarrollo de la Selva Peruana (AIDESEP), en una conferencia de prensa. “¿Qué podemos hacer? Hay alternativas, especialmente de los pueblos indígenas y de la sabiduría de las mujeres indígenas”.

07 Nov 2017 description
report UN News Service

7 November 2017 – Peruvian indigenous activists at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, made a strong call Tuesday for indigenous peoples to be part of the solution to tackling climate change, emphasizing their traditional wisdom and practical knowledge about adaptation methods.