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17 Jul 2018 description
report UN News Service

A l’ouverture du segment ministériel du Forum politique de haut-niveau sur le développement durable, deux hauts responsables de l’ONU ont exhorté les Etats à redoubler d’efforts pour réaliser les 17 Objectifs de développement durable (ODD) qu’ils se sont fixés.

A 12 ans de l’échéance des ODD, la Vice-Secrétaire générale de l’ONU Amina J. Mohammed et le Président de l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies Miroslav Lajčák ont souligné que les efforts déployés sont au ralenti et que de nombreux défis persistaient.

27 Jun 2018 description

Heatwaves are already a bigger risk in many cities than people realise, experts say

By Laurie Goering

CAPE TOWN, June 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On days when temperatures hit worrying peaks – an increasing problem in Cape Town as climate change takes hold – figuring out how to keep people cool can be a challenge.

25 Jun 2018 description

Climate change challenges many countries in the world and is increasingly affecting small countries. Ministers and other high-level public health officials from the 8 countries that make up the Small Countries Initiative will gather in Reykjavik on 26–27 June to find solutions that can protect their people’s health from this and other threats. Enhanced efforts will contribute to reaching the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This is the 5th annual meeting of the Initiative since it was launched in 2013.

More frequent and intensive extreme weather events

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.