Disasters & Humanitarian Relief

UNEP Releases Study on Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources in the Himalayas [viewed]

14dic_09_00411 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), together with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO), has released a study on climate-induced extreme droughts and floods risks in the Himalayas.

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UN/ISDR Releases Outcome Documents of 2009 Stockholm Policy Forum on Climate-Smart Disaster Risk Reduction [viewed]

14dic_09_0611 December 2009: The Secretariat of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has released the outcome documents of the Policy Forum on Climate Smart Disaster Risk Reduction, which was held in Stockholm, Sweden, on 26 October 2009.

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UNDP and World Bank Release Report on Protected Areas' Role in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation [viewed]

9dic_09_038 December 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank, IUCN, The Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation and WWF have released a report titled "Natural Solutions: protected areas helping people cope with climate change."

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WMO Co-Organizing Expert Meeting on Droughts and Indices [viewed]

Wmo8 December 2009: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), jointly with the US National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) at the University of Nebraska, is organizing the Inter-Regional Workshop on Indices and Early Warning Systems for Drought from 8-11 December 2009, in Lincoln, Nebraska, US.

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IOM Releases Publications on Migration, Climate Change and the Environment [viewed]

iomlogo4 December 2009: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has released two publications on migration, climate change and the environment.

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UN/ISDR International Roundtable of Parliamentarians on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Adopts Declaration of Commitment to COP 15 [viewed]

Un-isdr2 December 2009: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), in partnership with the Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly, convened the International Roundtable of Parliamentarians on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in Malta, on 24 November 2009, which adopted the Malta Declaration of the Commitment of Parliamentarians to COP15 and Beyond.

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UNITAR to Implement EU Global Climate Change Alliance [viewed]

Unitar1 December 2009: The Climate Change Programme of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), together with its consortium partner MWH Global, has secured a contract to implement the EU-funded Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA).

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Assistant Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction Wahlström Calls for Copenhagen to Spur Practical Action [viewed]

23nov_09_0720 November 2009: In an interview with the UN News Centre, Margareta Wahlström, Assistant Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Head of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), explained that climate change is expected to lead to an increased number of extreme weather events, water and drought situations.

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UN/ISDR's 2010-2011 Biennial Work Programme Features Disaster Risk Reduction for Climate Change Adaptation as Strategic Objective [viewed]

biennial-work-programme19 November 2009: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat (UN/ISDR) has released its 2010-2011 "Biennial Work Programme: Invest Today for a Safer Tomorrow," which includes the acceptance and application of disaster risk reduction for climate change adaptation as one of its four strategic objectives.

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UN/ISDR Releases Briefing Note on Lessons and Practices in Adaptation to Climate Change [viewed]

Un-isdr18 November 2009: The Secretariat of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has released a briefing note titled “Adaptation to climate change by reducing disaster risks: country practices and lessons.”

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