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25 Feb 2018 description

Media Release: Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism

Saturday, February 24, 2018 — BELIZE CITY, BELIZE - We know from the devastation wrought in the Caribbean last September by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, just how important it is for the region to step up its game in tackling climate change and the risks posed by natural disasters.

23 Feb 2018 description

Es necesaria voluntad política y acción concertada en todos los sectores pertinentes para detener la deforestación y aumentar el área forestal, según una conferencia internacional

22 de febrero de 2018, Roma – Mantener unos bosques productivos, diversificados y sanos es crucial para alcanzar los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS). Sin embargo, esto solo puede lograrse a través de la voluntad política y la acción concertada en todos los sectores, partes interesadas e instituciones a todos los niveles.

23 Feb 2018 description

Refugees, Ugandans and their government are working together to save the environment.

By Catherine Robinson | 23 February 2018

ADJUMANI, Uganda – Under a searing midday sun, Olany Mario wipes his brow as he bends to water a bed of tiny green neem seedlings in the fertile soil of a tree nursery in Palabek refugee settlement, northern Uganda. “We are growing these indigenous seedlings to help bring back all the trees that were cut down to make way for us, when we came here,” he says.

23 Feb 2018 description
report World Bank

BRUSSELS, 23 February 2018 – During the International High-Level Conference on the Sahel, the founding members of the Sahel Alliance – France, Germany, the EU, the World Bank, the African Development Bank and UNDP –, joined by Italy, Spain and the UK, officially launched the Sahel Alliance, by announcing the implementation of over 500 projects between 2018 and 2022.

23 Feb 2018 description
report UN Women

It is a time of transformation in Asia and the Pacific. In 32 countries of the region, UN Women is joining women and men, governments, civil society groups, businesses and others in a common aim: gender equality.

The region’s vibrant economies and societies have produced historic advances in human well-being. Women have been central to these advances, as leaders of communities and countries, as workers and innovators, as advocates for peace and security.

23 Feb 2018 description

Por: UNISDR – Las Américas

CIUDAD DE PANAMÁ, Panamá 23 de Febrero 2018 — Este pasado jueves 22 y viernes 23 de febrero se celebró el evento "Diálogo sobre la reducción del riesgo de desastres" el cual marcó la celebración de la alianza entre ParlAmericas y la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (UNISDR) en respuesta al llamado realizado por los países signatarios del Marco de Sendai para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres 2015-2030.

23 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

ULAANBAATAR, 22 February 2018 – A joint report commissioned by the National Center for Public Health and UNICEF raises the alarm about the implications of air pollution on children’s health. The authors estimate that if Ulaanbaatar’s air pollution levels do not rapidly decrease in the coming years, the financial cost of treating air pollution related diseases in children is expected to increase 33 per cent by 2025. This means an additional cost of MNT 4.8 billion (just over US$2 million) per year for the public health system by 2025.

22 Feb 2018 description

FAO Director-General rallies African leaders to redouble efforts to build resilience, achieve Zero Hunger

22 February 2018, Khartoum - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today expressed optimism that the recent uptick in global hunger levels will be reversed and that Zero Hunger remains attainable - but added that doing so will hinge on boosting the resilience of communities in Africa, where current hunger trends are particularly worrying.

22 Feb 2018 description

GENEVA, 22 February, 2018 - Climate change means that coastal communities in the Caribbean need to be self-sufficient for up to three weeks and not just a couple of days if they are to cope with the fall-out from hurricane activity at the level of intensity experienced during the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, according to a weather expert.

22 Feb 2018 description
report Concern Worldwide

This issue of Knowledge Matters starts with an overview of how Concern understands community resilience and goes on to share learning emerging from its programmes across the drylands of the Sahel and East Africa including Chad, Sudan, Niger, Kenya and Somalia as well as the more flood and earthquake-affected areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan. It shares new programme models and tools being used by Concern such as the Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition Surge Approach and the Flood Resilience Measurement Tool.

22 Feb 2018 description
report UN News Service

Face à la nécessité de répondre aux besoins d'une population de plus en plus importante et urbanisée, « changer la manière dont nous gérons les terres, la production alimentaire et les forêts est essentiel afin de garantir la sécurité alimentaire », a déclaré Maria Helena Semedo, Directrice générale adjointe de la FAO, à la Conférence internationale pour stopper la déforestation, qui se tient cette semaine du 20 au 22 février, à Rome.

22 Feb 2018 description
report Pacific Community

But all of our efforts will be meaningless unless there is a concerted and more ambitious effort by all countries to reduce emissions and scale up support for adaptation in the most vulnerable countries."** – Hon. Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of Samoa**

22 Feb 2018 description


Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organi-zation in the field of migration and works closely with governmen-tal, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 169 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and 393 offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all.

21 Feb 2018 description


• Climate change, limited livelihood opportunities, and recurrent environmental shocks have contributed to food insecurity and malnutrition in Burkina Faso. As a result, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) indicates that up to 276,700 children under five years of age in Burkina Faso may experience severe acute malnutrition in 2018.

21 Feb 2018 description


Government support for industrial activities and the private sector is critical for sustainable economic development and achievement of the World Bank Group (WBG)’s twin goals—eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. Industries and their supporting infrastructure (e.g. industrial zones, ports, roads, power, water supply, and sewerage) have long been used to promote industrial competitiveness and trade, create jobs, catalyze investments and bring technological advancement into the country.

21 Feb 2018 description

Could tackling climate change help bring peace to South Sudan?

By Adela Suliman

The world's youngest nation, South Sudan, has been embroiled in war and conflict for years.

The oil-rich nation - which won independence from Sudan in 2011 - descended into civil war in 2013, with tens of thousands of people killed and a third of the population forced to flee their homes.

21 Feb 2018 description

Pour la toute première fois, le rôle de l'environnement pour garantir la sécurité a été abordé dans l'un des plus importants forums de politique internationale au monde.

La Conférence de Munich sur la sécurité a réuni certains des responsables de gouvernements et représentants des questions de sécurité les plus éminents depuis sa création en 1963. Les moyens de lutter contre les conflits interétatiques, le terrorisme et les armes de destruction massive figurent parmi les sujets les plus discutés.

21 Feb 2018 description

For the first time, the role of the environment in promoting security was addressed at one of the world’s most important international policy forums.

The Munich Security Conference has brought together some of the world’s most prominent government and security officials since its founding in 1963. Ways of tackling inter-state conflicts, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction are among the topics that have traditionally dominated the meeting’s agenda.

21 Feb 2018 description

La Paz, 20 feb (ABI).-El pleno de la Cámara de Diputados aprobó el martes un proyecto de ley que avala un contrato de préstamo entre el Estado boliviano y el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) por un monto de hasta 40 millones de dólares para afrontar los efectos producidos por el cambio climático.

"Se aprobó el proyecto de ley para la financiación y ejecución del Programa Bolivia Resiliente frente a los Riesgos Climáticos, que tiene como objetivo superar los efectos producidos por el cambio climático", señala un boletín de prensa de Diputados.