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Issue 196 - February 06-10, 2017
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation

Netherlands to host Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation
The Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation will bring together international partners, including knowledge institutes, businesses, civil society, governments, international organisations and financial institutions to enable countries, institutions and business adapt to increasing disaster and climate risks. Learn more here
Online Tool
Green Infrastructure Modeling Toolkit
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed innovative models, tools, and technologies that incorporate green infrastructure practices. The models and tools help communities better manage their water resources and increase resilience to climate change and extreme events. Watch the introductory video and access the models and tools available.
Featured Publication
Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2016

The European Environment Agency has published its indicator-based assessment of past and projected climate change and impacts on ecosystems and society. It discusses impacts, vulnerabilities and the proposed actions for Europe. Access the full report.
Project Insight
A roadmap to reduce drought risk in Ethiopia
Wetlands International and partners working in the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia have published the Atlas of the Upper Fafan Catchment. A roadmap is presented highlighting sustainable natural resources management to reduce droughts and flash floods. To learn more, access the web article and publications.
Call for contributions
Ecological engineering and climate risks - Water and climate workshop

The Water Agency of Seine – Normandy, in France, is organizing an International Workshop on Ecological Engineering and Climate Risks in September 2017 in Paris. Project leaders in ecological engineering are invited to submit expressions of interest by 03 March. Click here
Scientific Corner
Socio-Cultural Asset Integration for a Green Infrastructure Network Plan in Yesan County, Korea

In this paper, the authors present a Green Infrastructure Plan for Yesan County (Yesan GI Plan), in the Republic of Korea. The Plan considers the different ecological and socio-cultural features of the region and maximizes ecosystem services provided in the area. Access the full report here.
Job Vacancies
Post-doctoral fellow in agriculture and climate change
Organization: Africa Rice Center
Location: Bouake, Côte d'Ivoire
Closing Date: 20 February 2017

Researcher, Climate Change Group
Organization: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Location: London, England, UK
Closing Date: 17 February 2017

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.
Post-doctoral research fellowship in climate adaptation knowledge systems
Organization: University of Cape Town (UCT)
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Closing Date: 20 February 2017

Landscape/natural resource management governance specialist
Organization: Winrock International
Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Closing Date: 17 February 2017
Coordinador de país en El Salvador
Organization:Cruz Roja Suiza (CRS)
Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
Closing Date: 15 February 2017
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News Writer: Natalia T. D'Alessandro  
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