This report looks at progress made on policy and practical responses to climate-security risks for 2016-2017. Using the independent G7 commissioned report A New Climate for Peace as a basis, and building on last year’s report, Towards A Global Resilience Agenda, this year’s report sets out the key achievements, pitfalls and new challenges facing the foreign policy community working to reduce climate-fragility risks.
Galgamuwa, December 8, 2017 – Four leading civil society organizations have been inducted as partners in the newly-launched Green Climate Fund-supported project in the Dry Zone, ensuring communities will play a leading role in building their own resilience to climate change.
Bangkok, Thailand, December 14 2017 – This week during Asia Pacific Climate Week, UNDP launched a Guidance Note on how to create and refine Climate Change Financing Frameworks – the flagship product of UNDP's Strengthening the Governance of Climate Change Finance Programme (GCCF).
By Sophie Hares
TEPIC, Mexico, Dec 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of Caribbean nations, many devastated by recent hurricanes, will work with companies, development banks and other organisations to curb damage from climate change and grow cleanly, under an action plan launched this week.
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Guaranteeing stronger rights protections for all, including minorities and indigenous peoples, rather than building walls or restricting travel, is ultimately the only effective and sustainable response to the forced displacement of millions of people around the world today, says Minority Rights Group International (MRG) in a new report.
Commission européenne - Fiche d'information
Bruxelles, le 13 décembre 2017
Le Niger est un pays prioritaire pour l'Union Européenne qui travaille en étroite collaboration avec le pays dans le cadre de la stratégie de sécurité et de développement au Sahel ainsi que dans le nouveau cadre pour les partenariats de migration.
Un contexte complexe
European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 13 December 2017
Overall EU development assistance to Niger will amount to €1 billion for the period 2017-2020. This was announced by Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica at the Donors' Round Table for Niger in Paris.
Persons of concern - refugees, asylum seekers, IDPs and returnees - for UNHCR operations in Chad.
Refugees interviewed by the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless persons (OFPRA) for potential resettlement.
Go and see/ Come and tell
visits undertaken by Sudanese and Chadian refugees in accordance with the Tripartite Agreements.
París — El Grupo Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) anunció su apoyo a la recién creada Coalición Climáticamente Inteligente del Caribe, una iniciativa público-privada que busca financiar un plan de inversión de US$8 mil millones para transformar la región en una de las primeras zonas “climáticamente inteligentes” del mundo y beneficiar a aproximadamente 3.2 millones de hogares.
Montería, Córdoba. 13 de diciembre de 2017. (MADS). A través de un Memorando de Entendimiento el Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible y la Universidad de Córdoba trabajarán por la implementación del Plan Paz Córdoba, que tiene componentes ambientales y sociales. “Lo que quiero ratificar es el compromiso del Gobierno Nacional y de este Ministerio para sacar adelante este proyecto que realmente beneficia a las comunidades en el marco de la construcción de un nuevo país, de la consolidación de la paz en este departamento.
Climate change hits people in poverty hard through extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and changed conditions for agriculture and other livelihoods. It threatens much of the development that has been made in low- and middle-income countries in recent decades. Combating climate change is a high priority for the Swedish Government, and Sida is committed to support its partners in taking climate action. In 2016, Sida provided 2.8 billion SEK in grants for climate action across sectors, making up 15% of Sida’s total disbursements.
Planting trees amid crops and pastureland is doubly effective in fighting global warming and helping farming communities
Cathy Watson | Chief of programme development, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
The bulk of Southern African Development Community (SADC) is likely to receive normal to above-normal rainfall for most of the period January to May 2018. However, the extreme western part of Angola, Namibia, south-western part of South Africa, extreme northwest of DRC and eastern Madagascar are more likely to receive normal to below-normal rainfall for some of the seasons.
THE TWENTY FIRST ANNUAL SOUTHERN AFRICA REGIONAL CLIMATE OUTLOOK FORUM MID-SEASON REVIEW AND UPDATE
Gates Foundation funding complements investments from the European Commission ($318M/€270M) also announced today, bringing total agriculture R&D commitments to over $600M (around €525M)
Paris, 12 December 2017 - A new United Nations initiative, aimed at building the resilience of a million women and youth in the Sahel to climate impacts through smart agriculture, was launched today at the One Planet Summit. The launch coincides with a gathering of world leaders in the French capital to mark the anniversary of the landmark Paris Climate Change Agreement.
Volcanoes become geo-engineering laboratories
Repeat of 1963 Bali eruption could cool planet
By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent
OSLO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Climate scientists are tracking an erupting volcano on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali for clues about a possible short-cut to curb global warming by injecting sun-dimming chemicals high above the Earth.
(Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation)
The Caribbean Climate-Smart Coalition seeks rapid implementation of US $8 billion climate investment plan that will transform regional energy system, build resiliency, drive economic growth and set a global example
Energizing sustainable development: launch of new publication highlights the role of energy in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals and mitigating climate change
December 13 2017, Bangkok – As UN agencies gather under the banner of Climate Week in Bangkok, the UN Development Programme has launched a new publication connecting the dots between energy, poverty, and climate change action.
By Laurie Goering
LONDON, Dec 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After years battling Islamic State militants, Iraqi farmers – many of them military volunteers – are now returning to their homes and fields only to find a new threat: a shortage of water.
Construction of dams and other water-holding facilities in upstream Turkey and Iran, combined with increasingly erratic rainfall across the region, mean the amount of water flowing in key Iraqi rivers has fallen by at least 40 percent in recent decades, said Hassan Janabi, the country's water resources minister.
Le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) a signé ce jour avec le Gouvernement du Bénin à travers le Ministère du Plan et du Développement un document de projet d’un montant total de 34 950 000 USD (dont une contribution de 4 450 000 du Fonds pour l’Environnement Mondial et du PNUD) pour aider le pays à renforcer la résilience des populations rurales face aux risques climatiques.