Roughly 90 stakeholders were identified through an initial scoping process, half of whom were prioritized and contacted for interviewing during the initial field visit. A number of key personnel were unavailable during the scheduled interview period, and will be interviewed early in the second engagement phase, or remotely where this is not possible.
Lessons by Partners for Resilience: moving from output to impact
by Juriaan Lahr, Head of International Assistance, Netherlands Red Cross
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Post-Crisis Environmental Assessment
Post-Crisis Environmental Recovery
Environmental Cooperation for Peacebuilding
Disaster Risk Reduction
The Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC)
Taking Stock, Looking Forward
The study reported here was developed under the PACC project to demonstrate the combined use of modelling, a climate tool – the Cook Islands Coastal Calculator – and community knowledge to quantify the risk of coastal inundation to property and infrastructure in the village of Oneroa now and under future climate scenarios, and to incorporate this information into community decision making and planning for 'climate-proof' development. The study was led by a team of technical experts from the SPC, SOPAC and NIWA, with assistance from the Cook Islands (MOIP)
General operating principles for funds, managed by the World Bank Group as a trustee, that support climate and disaster resilience:
The International Development Association (IDA) - The IDA-17 Replenishment requires Country Partnership Frameworks to incorporate climate and disaster risk considerations, and for all IDA operations to be screened for short- and long-term climate change and disaster risks, integrating resilience measures as appropriate. This includes both concessional credits and IDA grants that are used to support climate and disaster resilience.
In 2014, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)2 delivered its landmark Fifth Assessment Report (“AR5”). It emphasizes that climate risks have already increased and could run out of control if we do not curb greenhouse gas emissions.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
DARD 2015 Planning Workshop & Regional Workshop on Roots and Tuber Crops
Community Resilience Project Farmers Training and Support
Epule IRCCNH Field Day & VIPAM Graduation
SPC USAID project half way through its program implementation
World Food Day Report in Torba Province, 2014
NARI News: Training at Middle Bush Site on Crop Diversification, and Crops Selection at Paunagisu, Siviri Site
Validation of National Agriculture Policy
Disaster Needs Training
Caritas aims to reduce the incidence and impact of poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world. There is no single solution to poverty and it can take many forms. Each response must be context-specific and often multifaceted. Caritas’ approach places people at the centre of development and seeks the good of every person and the whole person. It is community based, and recognises the importance of family and community in a person’s life.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Director’s Note and About Us 2
The 1.5 degrees global warming call from the Pacific, still possible 3
Thousands gather in Peru to set a climate change timetable 3
Pacific voices at climate talks vital for island survival 3
As Lima Climate Change Convention opens, Fiji remains hopeful 4
The Pacific leading by example - Actions on the table to stop climate change 4
Climate Change Education Resource Launched in Samoa 4
Home gardening training empowers Tuvaluan women 5
The 7 th PHT Regional Meeting was held at the Holiday Inn Suva in Fiji from 28 to 30 October 2014. The meeting has been held annually since 2008 to strengthen preparedness and response activities in support of disaster management authorities and affected people in the Pacific. This report aims to capture key points and actions arising from discussions and consultations during the meeting.
WASHINGTON, December 23, 2014 — The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today an International Development Association (IDA)* financing in the amount of US$50 million to support climate change related reforms agreed upon between the Government of Mozambique (GoM) and the World Bank under the Climate Change Development Policy Operation (DPO). This operation will improve the country’s resilience to effects of climate change through the implementation of reforms across several sectors of the economy.
Source: Reuters - Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:00 GMT
By Bill Tarrant
JAKARTA, Dec 22 (Reuters) - The Ciliwung River flows from a volcano south of the Indonesian capital, through the heart of one of the world's most densely populated cities and almost into Jakarta Bay. Almost, because for the final mile or so of its course, the river would have to flow uphill to reach the bay.
Read the full article on Reuters - AlertNet.
Madurai is the second largest city in Tamil Nadu. One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai developed on the fertile plain of the River Vaigai and has been a major religious centre and settlement for two millennia.
The Caribbean matters to the UK. We have strong historical and cultural links, and 12 Caribbean countries are Commonwealth members. There is a large Caribbean diaspora in the UK with the Afro-Caribbean community accounting for at least 1% of the UK population. Up to 100,000 actual or potential UK passport holders live in Jamaica alone. UK census data suggest these figures may be twice as high for the English-speaking Caribbean as a whole.
En Tegucigalpa, capital de Honduras, los residentes del distrito Campo Cielo tienen una vía más para luchar contra el cambio climático y la severa sequía que pone a más de medio millón de personas en riesgo de sufrir una escasez de alimentos.
Over 10.000 poor households will increase their access to water by 50% all year
Automatic weather stations benefit 13,000 residents of areas vulnerable to landslides and floods
More than 60.000 ha of forest are protected in an area critical to urban water supply
The installation of water storage tanks in Tegucigalpa is a part of a 5-year, 5.18 million USD project financed by UNDP's Adaptation Fund to help Honduras address climate risks in water resource management.