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Issue 158 - Month May 2 - 6, 2016
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
Scientific Corner
Making headway in climate policy mainstreaming and ecosystem-based adaptation: two pioneering countries, different pathways, one goal
This study compared 12 municipalities across Germany and Sweden to examine local pathways of mainstreaming EbA into municipal development planning. Differences regarding local triggers, mainstreaming strategies and their link to climate policy integration are highlighted. Read the Journal Article.

© Wamsler and Pauleit
Maximising synergies between disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation: Potential enablers for improved planning outcomes
Drawing on empirical data from a 3-year study of CCA for human settlements in Queensland, Australia, this paper draws on multi-sectoral perspectives to identify enabling factors that maximize synergies between DRR and CCA and achieve improved planning outcomes. Identified enablers are grouped under: spatial planning; cross-sectoral planning; social/community planning; and strategic/long-term planning. Read the Journal Article.
Project Insight
Turning the tide in 'typhoon alley'
In 2013 typhoon Haiyan was one of the strongest storms ever recorded and caused great damage in the Philippines, located in a region referred to as “typhoon alley”. Most of the coastal communities have lost much of their natural defences against storm surges, with mangrove forests having given way to fish farms. Conservation International is leading a new project aiming to restore these forests and other natural infrastructure to help the Philippines adapt to a new climate reality. Find out more.

© Tim Noviello/Conservation International
Featured Video
Mangroves: Reducing the risk of disaster through nature-based solutions
This short documentary shows the Mangrove Action Project, being implemented by IUCN and the local sub-district government in southern Thailand. As a demonstration project of Community-based Ecological Mangrove Restoration, the initiative aims to restore abandoned shrimp ponds back into healthy mangroves to enhance coastal protection from storms, wind and erosion. Watch the Video.

Online Course
Disaster waste management: Best practices and tools
The Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment unit (JEU) launched the Spanish version of their e-Learning course. Geared towards local, national and regional government authorities as well as humanitarian responders, the course increases knowledge of disaster waste management and strategies to mitigate its environmental impacts. The course is also available in English and French. More information.

© UNEP/OCHA Environmental Emergencies Centre
Upcoming Events

The EU Urban Agenda, Nature Based Solutions and Green Infrastructure
Taking place on 31 May in Utrecht, the Netherlands, the workshop will aim to strengthen linkages between the EU Urban Agenda, the EU research agenda on Nature Based Solutions and the role of urban green infrastructure. The event is hosted by the Dutch government in close cooperation with the European Commission. More information.
European Ecosystem Services Conference
To be held on 19-23 September 2016 at the University of Antwerp in Belgium, the Conference will focus on ‘Helping nature to help us’ and examine the important role that healthy ecosystems play in supporting and protecting human well-being. More information.
Job Vacancies
Youth Delegate, COP22 Delegation
Organisation: SustainUS
Location: Work from home and travel to Morocco
Deadline: 1 June

Green Growth Policy Database Consultant
Organisation: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Deadline: 9 May

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.
Intern - Disaster Risk Reduction and Migration
Organisation: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Deadline: 31 August

Consultant - Climate Change
Organisation: Itad Ltd.
Location: Hove, United Kingdom

Deadline: 16 May
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News Writer: Marie-Christine Berger
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