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Issue 115 - Month June - 22-26, 2015
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation

India: World Bank approves $250 million for Andhra Pradesh disaster recovery project

The World Bank approved a US $250 million credit for the Andhra Pradesh Disaster Recovery Project in India. The project will help reconstruct the severely damaged zoological park at Visakhapatnam and ecological park at Kambalakonda. It will assist in restoring the lost shelterbelts, windbreaks and mangroves along the coast and support livelihoods opportunities of poor vulnerable coastal families by building nurseries that would supply saplings for farm forestry. Read more
Vanuatu: New project to build long-term resilience to climate change

A project to support recovery from tropical cyclone Pam and build long-term resilience of communities to climate change was launched in Port Vila, Vanuatu, by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), with financial support from the Least Developed Country Fund (LDCF) of the Global Environment Fund. This five-year project will aim at better management of forests, water, and agriculture including coastal re-vegetation and rehabilitation to strengthen resilience to climate change. Read more
Watch the Video on Vanuatu Coastal Adaptation Project
Job Vacancies

Position: Consultant, Researcher, Disaster Risk Reduction
Deadline: 30 Jun 2015
Location: Virtual

CARE International
Position: Consultant, Disaster Risk Reduction
Deadline: 4 July 2015
Location: Laos

Position: Regional Cluster Leader for Climate Change & Disaster Resilience and Global Energy Policy Advisor
Deadline: 9 July 2015
Location : Istanbul

Malteser International
Position: Consultant for Resilience Handbook Development and Training
Deadline: 12 July 2015
Location: Myanmar

Position: Research Assistant, G6
Deadline: 22 July 2015
Location: Geneva

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.

Building Urban Resilience-  Principles, Tools and Practice
Published by the World Bank and AusAid, this handbook provides a resource toolkit for enhancing disaster resilience in urban areas. It features how ecosystems management approaches for resilience in urban areas make use of the existing natural landscape and significantly decrease the cost of urban infrastructure projects. The book provides methodologies and case studies for risk analysis, risk-based land-use planning and ecosystems management strategies in urban areas, including watershed management; urban landscape design; green and blue infrastructure; and environmental buffers. Link to the publication
Call for Abstracts
Adaptation Futures 2016 Conference calls for proposals and abstracts

Submission of session proposals or scientific abstracts are now open to participate in the Adaptation Futures 2016 Conference, taking place on 10-13 May 2016 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Several thematic areas or cross-cutting issues will be featured, including ecosystem-based adaptation and disaster risk reduction. Sessions could either be a science-practice session, practice session or focused science session. Deadline for submissions is on 4 October 2015. For more info, click here.
Special Mention
PEDRR thanks Ana Gomez and Gabriella Magiera for all their contributions, including our weekly newsletter, social media management and preparations for the Sendai Conference, Asia-Pacific Regional Training of Instructors, and the Ramsar Convention Conference of the Parties (CoP). We wish them all the best in their future endeavours. (Photo from left: Ana Gomez, Gabriella Magiera). 
   PEDRR welcomes its three newest members!

On 24-25 June PEDRR held a Strategic Planning Retreat at IUCN Headquarters in Gland, Switzerland. Gathering 11 PEDRR partners from around the world, the retreat discussed follow up actions to support implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, which was adopted this year at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan. Partners developed a five-year action plan to further promote Eco-DRR after the Sendai Conference. PEDRR also formally inducted three new members: Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). CBD was elected as Co-Chair of PEDRR and will be the next PEDRR Chair from September 2015 to March 2016. The current Chair is the Asian University Network on Environment and Disaster Management, based in Japan.  
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News Writer: Yingyue Wang
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