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Issue 179 - September 27 - 30, 2016
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
Shout Out: PEDRR at the Integrated Disaster Risk Management Conference
Organized by IDRiM on 01-03 October 2016, the 7th International Conference on Integrated Disaster Risk Management will take place in Isfahan, Iran. UNEP together with PEDRR partners, UNDP and Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, are delivering two sessions on Eco-DRR in the context of accelerating implementation of the Sendai Framework. The first session focuses on Integrating DRR into Environmental Impact Assessments and Strategic Environmental Assessments, with the Deputy Vice-President of the Department of the Environment of Iran as a keynote speaker. The second session highlights how Eco-DRR is being implemented in Iran and Afghanistan. Please follow the link for more information

Insights from IUCN Word Conservation Congress  
Speaking at the IUCN World Conservation Congress which recently concluded in Hawaii, Radhika Murti, Senior Programme Coordinator  for Disaster Risk Reduction at the IUCN, discusses the critical role nature plays in protecting us from natural disasters Click here to watch the Video.
Project Insight
 Climate change adaptation project launched in Laos to sustain wetlands
In partnership with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Government of Laos is implementing an ecosystem-based adaptation project in two important wetlands, the Xe Champhone and Beung Khait. The project will take place between 2016-2020 and aim to ecologically develop over 14,000 hectares of wetlands as a buffer against climate extreme events; these wetlands also directly support over 50,000 inhabitants. Click here for more information
Scientific Corner
A natural approach to flood management 
Rewilding Britain, a non-profit organization, discusses how natural approaches to flood management can repair and revitalize damaged ecosystems. Focusing on projects funded by The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in the UK,  Rewilding Britain describes how upland flood storage areas, the re-vegetation of bare peat on moors and the creation of wooded dams along main channels can help to reduce flood hazards. Click here for more information.  

Featured Blog
How natural infrastructure  supports water security
The World Research Institute discusses the importance of sustaining natural infrastructure, to mitigate floods, droughts and purify water. The article promotes the new Global Forest Watch Water (GFW) tool, a mapping and database system for examining how threats to ecosystems affect water security throughout the world, with country case studies.  Click here for more information.
Job Vacancies
Advisor Emergency Drought Response
Organisation: Concern Worldwide
Location: Mozambique
Closing Date: 12 October 

US Forest Service Crew Manager
Organisation: The Nature Conservancy
Location: South Carolina, USA
 Closing Date: 11 November 

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.
Programme Officer Climate Adaptation
Organisation: World Wildlife Federation
Location: Washington, USA
Closing Date: 09 October 

Energy and Environmental Analyst
Organisation: United Nations Development Programme  (UNDP)
Location: Conakry, Guinea
Closing Date: 07 October 
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News Writer: Lawson Brunnock 
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