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06 Nov 2018 description

Times of war can result in rapid environmental degradation as people struggle to survive and environmental management systems break down resulting in damage to critical ecosystems.

For over six decades, armed conflicts have occurred in more than two-thirds of the world’s biodiversity hotspots thus posing critical threats to conservation efforts.

10 Sep 2018 description

When Trin Gim first started her biogas digester business, she raised many eyebrows. In the little district of Ung Hoa, located south of Viet Nam’s capital, Hanoi, villagers were not accustomed to seeing a woman take the reins of a business. But eight years later, Trin Gim has achieved not only financial success, but has played a role in a larger fight in Viet Nam against the devastating impacts of climate change.

07 Sep 2018 description

Online data is helping water authorities collaborate across borders to fight the impacts of climate change

It’s a cycle that is becoming all too common around the globe. A swing from flood to drought and back that costs nations billions of dollars every year and threatens not just the livelihoods but the very lives of millions of people.

08 May 2018 description

Papua New Guinea shares the island of New Guinea with Indonesia. The country of 463,000 km² includes a group of islands in Oceania, between the Coral Sea and the South Pacific Ocean.

08 May 2018 description

Morocco is situated in the north west of the continent of Africa. The territory extends over 710,850 km2 and the coastline covers 2900km on the Atlantic Ocean, as well as 512 km of coastline on the Mediterranean Sea. The Moroccan population is approximately 33.8 million people. Morocco has enjoyed a comparatively steady political and economic development trajectory compared to neighbouring countries.

08 May 2018 description

The Republic of Armenia is a small landlocked country in the Caucasus region, with an area of 29,743m² and a population of 2,998,600. The terrain is mostly mountainous, with fast flowing rivers, and few forests. The climate is highland continental, which means that Armenia is subject to hot summers and cold winters. Agricultural lands cover 69% of the territory and agriculture employs 44% of the working population, although agriculture´s contribution to the overall economy is declining.

29 Mar 2018 description

This briefing on the process to formulate and implement the National Adaptation Plan in Bangladesh considers firstly the country context and the climate change risks. The groundwork for supporting the NAP is considered, covering the policy, planning and bugetary framework, priority adaptation sectors in NDC, climate assessments, the implementation of adaptation actions and plans thus far. The briefing contains a timeline of the Bangladesh NAP process. Challenges, successes and opportunities are also discussed.

29 Mar 2018 description

This briefing on the process to formulate and implement the National Adaptation Plan in Niger considers firstly the country context and the climate change risks. The groundwork for supporting the NAP is considered, covering the policy, planning and bugetary framework, priority adaptation sectors in NDC, climate assessments, the implementation of adaptation actions and plans thus far. The briefing contains a timeline of the Niger NAP process. Challenges, successes and opportunities are also discussed. This briefing is also available in French.

29 Mar 2018 description

This briefing on the process to formulate and implement the National Adaptation Plan in Uruguay considers firstly the country context and the climate change risks. The groundwork for supporting the NAP is considered, covering the policy, planning and bugetary framework, priority adaptation sectors in NDC, climate assessments, the implementation of adaptation actions and plans thus far. The briefing contains a timeline of the Uruguay NAP process. Challenges, successes and opportunities are also discussed.

01 May 2017 description

Haïti – Mardi à 6 heures du matin, Antonine François arpente les voies escarpées de la 3e section communale de Port Salut à destination de Carpentier, localité où est installée la pépinière d’espèces natives et côtières du pays.

Depuis 2014, cette technicienne en agronomie travaille dans ce site destiné à restaurer le littoral de certaines villes côtières du département du Sud et qui devrait constituer une barrière de protection naturelle contre les marées montantes.

30 Mar 2017 description

Port Salut – The Norwegian Ambassador, Ingrid Mollestad is visiting Southern Haiti to support green recovery and environmental rehabilitation efforts carried out by Haitian institutions with the support of UN Environment and International Labor Organization, in the wake of the devastating passage of Hurricane Matthew.

22 Mar 2017 description

L’ONU Environnement accompagne le Gouvernement haïtien dans la prévention et la réduction des impacts des désastres sur les communautés vulnérables ainsi que les ressources économiques. L’agence supporte la mise en place d’un système d’alerte précoce et la restauration de barrières naturelles en particulier sur les rivages, les berges des rivières ainsi que les embouchures de fleuves.

COMPOSANTES

»» La protection du littoral avec des espèces côtières natives ;

31 Dec 2016 description

Executive Summary

In 2012-2015, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Commission (EC) supported a pilot demonstration project on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) in Sudan. The Eco-DRR project was implemented in partnership with the National Government, the State Government of North Darfur, Practical Action, and local communitybased organizations.

25 Oct 2016 description

Reforesting Africa's highest mountain could halt severe water shortages - UN Environment

  • Rivers begin to dry up as the loss of Mt Kilimanjaro's forests triggers water crisis
  • Climate change has destroyed 13,000 hectares of the mountain's forests since 1976 – equivalent to cutting off a year's supply of drinking water for 1 million people
  • East Africa's glaciers expected to disappear within a few decades

19 October 2016 – Reforesting Africa's highest mountain could help protect vital water supplies that …

10 Oct 2016 description

Executive Summary

In 2013-2016, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Commission (EC) implemented a pilot demonstration project on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) in Haiti. In partnership with the National Government, the Municipality of Port Salut, and other local partners, the Eco-DRR project aimed to reduce disaster risks in the Municipality of Port Salut through a landscape or ridge-toreef approach.