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Issue 249 - March 12-16, 2017
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
Video of the Week
Building Ecosystem Resilience in Ethiopia's Somali Region
Building long-term resilience of communities in dryland regions is critical for mitigating impacts of food and water insecurity, flashfloods and droughts. Wetlands International applied a landscaped-based resilience approach in collaboration with humanitarian partners in Ethiopia. This approach linked disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and ecosystem management and restoration. Watch the video here.

When Environmental Crises Hit Homes, Women Suffer the Most
Cultural, legal and political restrictions often undermine women’s resilience to climate change. We need to recognize the key role women play in contributing to community resilience. Read the article here.
UNISDR Launches Online Tool to Track Progress on Achieving Sendai Framework, SDGs

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has launched the Sendai Framework Monitor, an online tool that collects data on disaster losses which will help countries develop DRR strategies. The Sendai Framework Monitor will report for the first time in July 2018 the progress made in implementing the Sendai Framework and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in countries. See the full article here.

UNU-IAS Shares Expertise at International Symposium on Eco-DRR

On 26 February, the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability co-organized the 2018 International Symposium on Resilience of Socio-Ecological Production Landscape – Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) in Taiwan, which attracted Eco-DRR experts from around the world. Read more here.

Scientific Corner
Global carbon stocks and potential emissions due to mangrove deforestation
from 2000 to 2012
Mangrove provide multiple benefits for building both disaster and climate resilience. However, between 2000 and 2012 two percent of global mangrove carbon has been lost due to deforestation. This study quantifies global carbon emissions resulting from mangrove deforestation over the same time period, which contributes to global climate change impacts. Read the article here.
Call for Application
Momentum for Change’s 2018 Lighthouse Activities
The Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has launched the call for the 2018 Momentum for Change Awards. If you are leading a results-driven project that is successfully addressing climate change, send your application here.
Upcoming Event
Global Mountain Safeguard - Emerging Risks and Future Challenges for Mountain Regions Worldwide

Eurac Research and the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) are organizing a United Nations International Workshop that will be taking place in Bozen/Bolzano (Italy) from the 17 -19 October 2018. What better opportunity to learn about mountain ecosystems management for risk reduction than in the unique mountains of South Tyrol? See more details here.

Job Vacancies
Web Editor
Organization: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
Location: Remote
Closing Date: 16 March 2018

Consultancy: Develop a Regional Strategy on Flood Risk Management for IGAD Region
Organization: IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC)
Location: Kenya (Nairobi, home-based and with travel to Member States)
Closing Date: 16 March 2018 
Disaster Risk Financing Consultant
Organization: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Location: Pakistan
Closing Date: 26 March 2018

Communication Offices, Mediterranean Marine Initiative
Organization: WWF
Location: Rome, Italy
Closing Date: 16 March 2018

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News Writer: Paola Fontanella Pisa
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