Disasters & Humanitarian Relief

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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WMO Holds Meeting on Air Quality [viewed]

Wmo18 November 2009: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is holding the 15th quadrennial session of its Commission for Atmospheric Science, from 18-25 November 2009, in Incheon, Republic of Korea.

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UNFPA Flagship Publication Focuses on Women, Population and Climate Change [viewed]

19nov_09_0618 November 2009: The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has launched The State of World Population 2009 Report, which is sub-titled “Facing a Changing World: Women, Population and Climate Change.”

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WMO Holds Regional Workshop on Asian Climate Watches [viewed]

Wmo13 November 2009: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) held a Regional Workshop on Climate Monitoring and Analysis of Climate Variability for Regional Association II (Asia) from 10-13 November 2009, in Beijing, at the China Meteorological Administration.

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World Bank Global Development Marketplace Awards US$4.8 Million to Innovative Adaptation Ideas [viewed]

developmentmarketplacelogo13 November 2009: The World Bank awarded close to US$5 million to 26 innovative climate adaptation projects, through a contest for community-based ideas to tackle the effects of climate change.

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Climate Vulnerable Countries Issue Declaration for Copenhagen [viewed]

climatevulnerableforum10 November 2009: Maldives hosted a high-level climate change summit focusing on ‘climate vulnerable' States, from 9-10 November 2009, in Bandos Island Resort, with a view to drawing attention to the specific challenges, adaptation and green development needs of the States that are most vulnerable to global climate change.

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IPCC and UN/ISDR Examine Links between Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation to Climate Change [viewed]

Un-isdr9 November 2009: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has initiated work on a Special Report entitled “Managing the Risk of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation,” at a meeting of 90 experts in Panama City, Panama.

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