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07 Jan 2015 description

A legal framework for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) needs to address diverse and complex issues. These issues are often scattered through various legislation that deals with diverse socio-economic policy concerns. This diffusion calls for harmonization and continuous updating of legislative frameworks. Such frameworks must necessarily address economic, environmental and social issues related to REDD+ in a coherent way, in line with human rights principles and international environmental treaties and conventions (e.g.

07 Aug 2014 description

The PACC Technical Report series is a collection of the technical knowledge generated by the various PACC activities at both national and regional level. The reports are aimed at climate change adaptation practitioners in the Pacific region and beyond, with the intention of sharing experiences and lessons learned from the diverse components of the PACC programme. The technical knowledge is also feeding into and informing policy processes within the region.

07 Aug 2014 description

The PACC Technical Report series is a collection of the technical knowledge generated by the various PACC activities at both national and regional level. The reports are aimed at climate change adaptation practitioners in the Pacific region and beyond, with the intention of sharing experiences and lessons learned from the diverse components of the PACC programme. The technical knowledge is also feeding into and informing policy processes within the region.

27 May 2014 description

Question

Measuring disaster resilience: What are the different approaches and methodologies being applied by donors, NGOs, the UN and others in measuring resilience within programming? In defining resilience the review should refer to DFID’s strategy “Defining Disaster Resilience”.

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25 Mar 2014 description

Abstract:

Tuvalu developed this Policy as a response to recent water crises, and to ensure together we stand ready for future challenges.

18 Mar 2014 description

1.0 Introduction Climate change is adversely affecting the health of populations around the world, with the greatest impacts in low-income countries (Confalonieri et al., 2007; McMichael et al., 2003a;
WHO, 2002, 2009). Impacts can arise from the following:

11 Mar 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • TDRP participated in Global DDR Summit in December 2-3, Santa Marta, Colombia

  • South Sudan Reintegration Pilot Project entered the reintegration phase

  • DDR Facebook page reached 18,000 followers

  • Great Lakes Peace Cup tournament finalist for international Peace & Sport Award

  • African Union DDR Capacity Program Consultative Workshop

07 Mar 2014 description

INTRODUCTION

This report, for the period 1 June – 30 November 2013, is for the first two quarters of the 2013/2014 fiscal and policy year for CCRIF. It is designed to provide an update on progress during this six-month period towards achievement of CCRIF’s Strategic Objectives (see Figure 1) as defined in the CCRIF Strategic Plan 2012/2013 – 2014/2015. In providing this progress update, this report also illustrates how the Facility upholds its customer values.

The report presents:

14 Feb 2014 description

This guide aims to provide an insight in to various questions about mainstreaming as well as provide a practical step-by-step framework on how to mainstream climate change into PICTs development plannimg and decision-making process. The approach recommended in this guide combines standard policy cycles that are commonly used in the Pacific and elsewhere round the world with analytical inputs from the climate risk management (CRM) framework.

16 Jan 2014 description

by Dr Maarten van Aalst, Director, Climate Centre

People in the Philippines who follow climate news won’t have failed to notice that it was almost a year ago, just as the 2012 round of UN climate talks drew to a close in Qatar, when Typhoon Bopha wrought havoc on the island of Mindanao.

16 Jan 2014 description
report Pacific Community

The Premier of Niue, the Honourable Toke Talagi, officially opened a new plastic tank moulding facility on Thursday last week. The opening was attended by about 100 people, a considerable turnout in the small island nation of Niue, which has a population of around 1,500.

The purpose-built facility is equipped to manufacture 5,000 litre plastic tanks suitable for rainwater storage.

10 Jan 2014 description

Engaging the private sector in identifying climate change risks, response measures, and adaptation needs to be a much higher priority in developing countries. The importance of the private sector role is evident from the increasing availability of empirical experience including lessons from adaptation projects supported by climate funds.

08 Jan 2014 description

This is the first annual report on sustainable development at the ICRC. It documents the progress that has been achieved in the implementation of sustainable development principles throughout the organization in 2012.