By Joana Alfaiate
As the end of the year approaches, now’s a chance to look back at what the international policy priorities have been in order to see what might lie ahead next year.
I was at COP23 last month, the 23rd meeting of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention Climate Change (UNFCCC). Based on this year’s event it seems that climate change might not be one of the global priorities for 2018. In spite of 2017 being the hottest non-El Niño year yet, international efforts to tackle climate change seem to be running out of steam.
1.1 What is ACCRA?
This position paper of the Afghanistan Resilience Consortium prepared for the 2016 Brussels Conference on Afghanistan calls on the country and its partners to allocate greater political, technical, and financial resources to building the country’s resilience to natural hazards and climate change. Afghanistan is facing one of the world’s most serious crises, with millions of people in need of assistance and an even greater number at risk from natural hazards and climate change.
The recommendations to the Government of Afghanistan and its international partners include:
The Humanitarian Purpose
El Salvador es uno de los territorios más vulnerables del mundo por su alto grado de exposición a amenazas y a los impactos negativos causados por el cambio climático. Es por eso que se han sumado esfuerzos para generar comunidades que sean capaces de responder adecuadamente ante situaciones de emergencia.
Political leaders from across the world have gathered at the UN climate conference in Paris this week to reach a new global agreement to tackle climate change.
The agreement will include cutting greenhouse gas emissions and new financing pledges for adaptation to the effects of climate change. A strong agreement and renewed commitment to curbing climate change are critical if we are to keep global temperature rises below 2° celsius.
1. INTRODUCTORY DEMOGRAPHICS
Bangladesh is categorised as one of the world’s most disaster prone and climate vulnerable countries, and is particularly susceptible to recurring floods, cyclones and earthquakes. With a population of more than 158 million, it is the world’s eighth most populous country and is also one of the most densely populated (World Population Review, 2013); of which about 36 million are of school age (5-14 years) (CIA Fact Book, 2013).
A REVIEW OF THE HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE TO THE 2011 THAILAND AND CAMBODIA FLOODS ￼
This Technical brief looks at the role of contingency planning and emergency preparedness in early response based on RELPA-ELMT program experience. The history of contingency planning in the region is explored, the existing challenges and limitations of contingency planning.
Organization Name RELPA,ELMT, Save the children UK
Author Name Mohammed Abdinoor
Climate change is the biggest
global health threat to children in the 21st century. Without concerted
action, millions of children will be at increased risk from disease, undernutrition, water scarcity, disasters, and the collapse of public services and infrastructure. No one will be immune to the effects of climate change, but one of the largest groups to be affected will be children under the age of five.
The consensus on climate change is clear: it is already happening and is likely to lead to an increase in the frequency and intensity of natural disasters. It will be people in the poorest countries, especially children in those countries, who will bear the brunt of these disasters, despite having played no role in causing climate change.
The resulting impact on children is likely to be dramatic.
- Malaria, currently responsible for the death of around 800,000 children under five years old in Africa each year, is set to increase.