Disasters & Humanitarian Relief

UN/ISDR Calls for Applications for Asian Writeshop [viewed]

12 July 2010: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) are calling for applications from young scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and others from Asia working in the field of climate change and disaster risk reduction (DRR) to participate in a “writeshop.”

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62nd WMO Executive Council Held [viewed]

5 July 2010: The 62nd session of the Executive Council of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 8-18 June 2010, and adopted innovative approaches for further advancing global observing systems, research and forecasts in the fields of weather, climate and water, in a general context of financial crisis.

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Security Mobility Initiative Advocates Adaptation Strategy for African Pastoralists [viewed]

29 June 2010: The Security Mobility Initiative has released a report titled "Advocating for Safe Movement as a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Pastoralists in the Horn and East Africa."

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ECOSOC Concludes Second Development Cooperation Forum [viewed]

30 June 2010: The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) held its second high-level Development Cooperation Forum on 29-30 June 2010, in New York, US, built around multi-stakeholder dialogues covering various types of global development cooperation, aid allocation and effectiveness, and policy coherence.

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World Bank Supports Adaptation in the Philippines [viewed]

29 June 2010: The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors has approved a pilot project in the Philippines, called the Climate Change Adaptation Project (CCAP), which is designed to enable targeted rural communities to cope with the impact of climate change.

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IPCC Scholarship Programme Issues Call for Proposals [viewed]

24 June 2010: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Scholarship Programme, which was established with the funds received from the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, has issued its first call for proposals.

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World Bank Supports India's Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project [viewed]

22 June 2010: The World Bank has approved a US$255 million assistance loan for a project to assist India in mitigating the risks and vulnerability of its people to natural disasters, especially cyclones.

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ADB Releases Report on Ho Chi Minh City's Adaptation to Climate Change [viewed]

1 June 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has released a report titled "Ho Chi Minh City Adaptation to Climate Change," which aims to assist Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) People's Committee in adapting to and coping with climate change and variability.

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European Commission Funds Drought Resilience in the Greater Horn of Africa [viewed]

23 June 2010: The European Commission has adopted a €20 million humanitarian financial package to support 12 million people affected by drought in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda in developing resilience to drought and adapting to climate change.

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UNDP and Bangladesh Fight Environmental Degradation to Reduce Poverty [viewed]

UNDP21 June 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Bangladesh are supporting the island of St. Martin's to develop strategies that offset or avoid biodiversity loss while promoting poverty reduction.

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