Heatwaves are a critical public health problem. There will be an increase in the frequency and severity of heatwaves under changing climate. However, evidence about the impacts of climate change on heatwave-related mortality at a global scale is limited.
Methods and findings
Les forêts et les arbres sont essentiels pour parvenir à un avenir durable
6 juillet 2018, Rome - Selon un nouveau rapport de la FAO appelant les gouvernements à adopter une approche globale qui profitera aux arbres et à ceux qui en dépendent, le temps presse pour les forêts mondiales dont la superficie totale diminue jour après jour.
Forests and trees are key for a sustainable future
FAO publishes new State of the World’s Forests report
6 July 2018, Rome - Time is running out for the world's forests, whose total area is shrinking by the day, warns a new FAO report urging governments to foster an all-inclusive approach to benefit both trees and those who rely on them.
Financiamiento beneficiará a más de 262 mil hogares con mejoras en el servicio de agua potable
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.
Un rapport de l'OMM met en évidence les répercussions sur la santé humaine, la qualité de vie et l'environnement
Emblematic megacities address the threats of climate change to their water-related needs
There is agreement in the scientific community that the global food system will experience unprecedented pressure in the coming decades – demographic changes, urban growth, environmental degradation, increasing disaster risk, food price volatility, and climate change will all affect food security patterns.
The El Niño 2015-16 in the Context of Past El Niños
The 2015/16 El Niño Event
An El Niño event was officially declared in March 2015, gaining in intensity until it reached its peak in December 2015. The event came to an end in May 2016, becoming one the strongest on record, together with the El Niños of 1982-83 and 1997-98.
WHO report highlights health impacts of climate change
The health sector has a vital role to play in order to respond and minimize the threats that climate change poses to human health
MANILA, 26 APRIL - The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Western Pacific has released a new report with scientific evidence of climate change affecting health and recommended actions for countries in the Region.
GUATEMALA –El Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) en Guatemala recibió una donación de US$250,000 del Gobierno de la República de Corea para asistir a cientos de hogares en que resultaron afectados por la canícula extendida y los efectos del fenómeno de El Niño en 2015.
Rome, 26 August 2015 – Today, the Republic of Kenya and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement to finance the Kenya Cereal Enhancement Programme – Climate-Resilient Agricultural Livelihoods Window (KCEP-CRAL).
Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification
The highly referenced climate classification map of Wladimir Köppen was published for the first time in 1900 and updated in its latest version by Rudolf Geiger in 1961.
Climate classification is applied to a broad range of topics in climate and climate change research as well as in physical geography, hydrology, agriculture, biology and educational aspects.
The IFRC East Asia Regional Office (EARO) supports and builds capacities of National Societies (NSs) in the East Asia region. The region includes China, Mongolia, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Republic of Korea, and Japan. The IFRC supports all five national Red Cross Societies in the region and additionally has long-term planning frameworks specifically for the NSs in China, Mongolia, and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
World Must Achieve International Water Goals to Preempt Looming Conflicts Born of Desperation: UN Report
Expect water supply of 2.9 billion people in 48 countries to fall short of needs in as little as 10 years
Corruption, siphoning 30% of water sector funding, must end for world development and security
Hold agriculture, energy sectors more accountable for water inefficiencies
1 . Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, together with his counterparts from 14 Pacific Island countries, held the second Korea-Pacific Islands Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Seoul on November 24, adopting a joint statement as its outcome document. He hosted an official luncheon after the meeting.
0.3% of GDP Would Protect East Asia from Climate Change - ADB Report
BEIJING, THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA – About 12 million people in 23 East Asian cities are at risk from rising sea levels, severe storms, and more intense drought caused by climate change that could jeopardize $864 billion in assets, a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) warns.
By ZARNI MANN
RANGOON — Erosion has led to the collapse of long stretches of river bank along the Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers in Magwe Division, central Burma, forcing hundreds of households in riverine communities to relocate to safer areas, according to local villagers.
In Thahtaygone village, Yaynanchaung Township, about 32 houses out of 120 household were moved in recent days, said U Agga Daza, an abbot of the village monastery. The relocation of a local monastery and a primary school, however, is problematic.