Project Active July 2015 to September 2019
IIED and IUCN are using evidence from the EPIC Project piloted in Senegal to explore the effectiveness of ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation as well as inform and influence national adaptation and mitigation planning processes and policies.
Dhaka, 3 April 2019 - The Adaptation Fund, for the first time, has approved a $10 million for Bangladesh aiming to enhance the resilience of vulnerable communities of small islands and riverine charlands islands.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the World Bank and its Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) have committed to intensify joint action in order to improve country capacities that build resilience to extreme weather events, climate and disaster impacts.
An Action Plan for scaling up World Bank/GFDRR/WMO Collaboration was signed during a meeting between World Bank interim President Kristalina Georgieva, World Bank Vice President Laura Tuck and WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas on 1 April.
This profile provides an overview of climate risks in Malawi, including how climate change will potentially impact three key sectors in the country: agriculture; health and nutrition; and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). The brief also includes an overview of USAID Food for Peace program area livelihood zones and weather trends and future climate projections in Malawi.
This profile provides an overview of climate risks in Madagascar, including how climate change will potentially impact three key sectors in the country: agriculture and livelihoods; health and nutrition; and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). The brief also includes an overview of USAID Food for Peace program area livelihood zones and historical weather trends and future climate projections in Madagascar.
By An Pich Hatda, CEO of the MRC Secretariat , 03 Apr 2019
Today, we who live in the Mekong River basin face unprecedented risks and challenges. More extreme weather—floods, storms and droughts—are already changing the river basin we once knew. Our region has been deemed one of the most vulnerable to climate change impacts in the world.
And we still do not know the extent of impacts on the basin and the Mekong River system.
New Grant Marks Next Phase of The Rockefeller Foundation’s Leadership on Climate and Resilience
Earlier today Mr. Luca Lazzarolli, Director General of the European Investment Bank, formally agreed new support to improve 1,400km of currently unpaved roads in six provinces. This will enable parts of the national road network most vulnerable to a changing climate to be paved, elevated and stabilised.
“Fishing and planting are our communities’ livelihoods. In this, weather is everything. If the weather takes a turn for the worse while I am at sea, it can be a safety issue. If I am unable to catch enough fish to feed my family and provide for my community, then how can we survive? With the remoteness of our island, we must be resilient. We must adapt for our existence, and if technology is the pathway, then let’s learn how to use it.” - Poroa Arokapiki, Secretary, Mangaia Fishing Association
1 April 2019, Apia, Samoa - Pacific Island Forum Leaders have repeatedly identified climate change as the single greatest threat to the livelihoods, security and well-being of the peoples of the Pacific. This week marks a major milestone in helping to build Pacific island resilience to this threat with the start of a EUR 12 million project spanning 15 countries.
Pacific youth leaders at the Global Biennial Conference on Small States in Samoa have called for solidarity among young people to urgently address climate change and halt the existential threat to future generations.
Young leaders were speaking at an intergenerational breakfast dialogue, convened by the Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network with the support of the Commonwealth Youth Programme.
By Sally Nyakanyanga
HARARE, Mar 28 2019 (IPS) - It was one of the worst tropical cyclones hit Southern Africa in recent times. Cyclone Idai, which has been characterised by heavy rains and flooding including mudslides in some parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, has left more than 750 dead, with thousands marooned in remote rural areas, whilst others are still unaccounted for. More than 1,5 million people are affected by the cyclone in the region.
This activity report summarizes activities of Result Area 5, also known as the Africa Disaster Risk Financing (ADRF) Initiative from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. The report provides an overview of the achievements to date and identifies upcoming priorities and challenges.
Summary and Keywords
The increasing popularity of adaptive programmes in the development sector in the past decade is partly a response to the complex and interconnected challenges facing many developing countries, including the impacts of climate change.
The pathway to adapting to climate change is unknown, and there are many deep-rooted institutional, political, economic and social barriers.
OVERVIEW OF THE CRISIS
Marrakesh, Morocco, 24 March 2019 (ECA) – Africa could have lost infrastructure worth more than a billion dollars following Cyclone Idai, the storm that battered Mozambique, Malawi, Madagascar and Zimbabwe last week, Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, said Sunday.
Phnom Penh, 22 March 2019 – In commemoration of World Meteorological Day 2019, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Cambodia has handed over 24 automatic weather stations and 29 automatic hydrological stations to the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology in Phnom Penh.
A new digitally-based tool, incorporating up-to-date climate information and many other kinds of social and economic data, is being created to help African policy-makers better respond to their constituents’ development needs. Leonie Joubert reports.