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21 Jun 2018 description
report UN News Service

Le changement climatique, les conflits, les inégalités, la persistance de la pauvreté et de la famine et l'urbanisation rapide remettent en question les efforts des pays pour atteindre les objectifs de développement durable (ODD), selon un rapport de l'ONU publié mercredi à New York.

20 Jun 2018 description

"This is a wake-up call" that action is needed now to deal with fast-approaching problems, says one urban expert

By Laurie Goering

CAPE TOWN, June 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In just 30 years, cities around the world will face dramatically higher risks from extreme heat, coastal flooding, power blackouts and food and water shortages unless climate-changing emissions are curbed, urban researchers warned Tuesday.

19 Jun 2018 description

ECOSOC/6930

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
2018 SESSION, 36TH MEETING (PM)

At a time when the global humanitarian response system was struggling to meet an unprecedented demand in aid for millions of people displaced by natural disasters and conflict, new approaches and stronger partnerships were key to overcome urgent challenges, the Economic and Social Council heard today at the opening of its humanitarian affairs segment.

08 Jun 2018 description

Signature d’un plan d’action sur l’aide internationale et le développement durable (6 juin 2018)

01 Jun 2018 description

GENÈVE, le 31 mai 2018 – Face à l'aggravation de la situation sanitaire causée par les phénomènes météorologiques extrêmes, le changement climatique et la pollution atmosphérique, l'Organisation météorologique mondiale (OMM) et l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) sont convenues de donner un nouvel élan aux mesures prises conjointement pour prévenir ces types de risques qui causent chaque année, d'après les estimations, la mort prématurée de 12,6 millions de personnes.

31 May 2018 description

Press Release Number: 31052018

GENEVA, 31 May 2018 - In the face of growing health impacts from extreme weather, climate change and air pollution, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and World Health Organization (WHO) have agreed to step up joint action to tackle environmental health risks that cause an estimated 12.6 million premature deaths every year.

29 May 2018 description

by Lin Taylor | @linnytayls | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Monday, 28 May 2018 19:00 GMT

Study purports to be the first to show the health benefits of a cooler planet

LONDON, May 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than three million cases of dengue fever, the world's fastest-spreading tropical disease, could be avoided annually if global warming is capped at 1.5C, said a study that purports to be the first to show the health benefits of a cooler planet.

24 May 2018 description
report Trócaire

In a village in Nyamagabe, Rwanda, the community have built a water pond that serves a communal garden now benefitting twenty five families.

While Rwanda benefits from two rainy seasons, because of its location in the equatorial region, climate change has had a big impact. Rainfall has become more erratic and the rainy seasons are shorter. Water harvesting schemes like these help maximise the use of the water that is available.

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17 May 2018 description

This Thailand Disaster Management Reference Handbook offers readers an operational understanding of the nation’s disaster management capability and vulnerability, with detailed information on demographics, hazards, government structure, regional and international assistance, infrastructure, laws and guidelines, risks and vulnerabilities, and other areas vital to a comprehensive disaster management knowledge base.

15 May 2018 description
report Harvard University

May 15, 2018 – In Burkina Faso, which has some of the highest meningitis rates in the world, it appears that as the temperature climbs, so does the death rate from the disease—with nearly half of those deaths occurring in children age 5 and under.

04 May 2018 description

Shinahota, BOLIVIA, 4 may (ABI).- La Unión Europea (UE) suscribió el viernes un convenio con el Gobierno de Bolivia que garantiza 575 millones de euros de cooperación para el desarrollo integral de este país andino amazónico hasta 2020.

Es “un acuerdo de cooperación para toda Bolivia, en los distintos rubros, de 575 millones de euros, en dólares 687 millones”, destacó el presidente Evo Morales en un acto público en el trópico de Cochabamba en el que compareció junto al comisario de Cooperación Internacional y Desarrollo de la UE, Neven Mimica.

03 May 2018 description

ECOSOC/6912

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
2018 SESSION, 24TH & 25TH MEETINGS (AM & PM)

Real world examples of technology and innovation being deployed to build a more resilient Africa in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development were presented to the Economic and Social Council today as it concluded its annual three‑day integration segment.

02 May 2018 description

2 May 2018 News Release Geneva – Air pollution levels remain dangerously high in many parts of the world. New data from WHO shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. Updated estimations reveal an alarming death toll of 7 million people every year caused by ambient (outdoor) and household air pollution.

02 May 2018 description

6 mars 2017 |Genève – Les niveaux de pollution de l’air restent dangereusement élevés dans de nombreuses parties du monde. De nouvelles données de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) montrent que 9 personnes sur 10 respirent un air contenant des niveaux élevés de polluants. Les dernières estimations révèlent que 7 millions de personnes meurent chaque année à cause de la pollution de l’air ambiant (extérieur) et à cause de la pollution de l’air à l’intérieur des habitations ; c’est un chiffre préoccupant.

16 Apr 2018 description

An archipelago of over 990 small islands, covering around 27,000 square kilometres, the Solomon Islands boasts rich cultural diversity and an array of terrain, species and natural resources.

In many ways, it is an island paradise. Yet, like other small island developing states around the world, the nation faces a range of specific development challenges, now complicated by the emerging adverse impacts of climate change: rising sea levels, more variable and unpredictable rainfall, and more intense extreme weather events.

10 Apr 2018 description

EUCPM activation

  • Starting 2 March 2018, an oil spill occurred from Ecopetrol´s Lisama field 158 in the Santander province of Colombia. The leak was reportedly contained one month later. The spill primarily affected La Lizama and Sogamoso river ecosystems. The Sogamoso River is a tributary of the Magdalena River, Colombia’s largest source of water.

24 Mar 2018 description

Health Ministers and Environment Ministers, Experts, Officials and other key stakeholders from Small Island Development States (SIDS) of Africa and South East Asian regions, namely Cabo Verde, Comoros, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Reunion Island, Sao Tome and Principes and Seychelles participated in the World Health Organization (WHO) Third Global Conference on Climate Change and Health on 21-22 March 2018 in Mauritius.