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Issue 189 - Month December 5 - 9, 2016
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
PEDRR Shoutout : Is nature a viable solution for disaster risk reduction in Africa 
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in collaboration with the United Nations  International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR),  hosted a workshop for participants from sub-Saharan  Africa, on 20-21 November, in Port Louis, Mauritius. The workshop  demonstrated  the benefits of nature-based solutions for disaster reduction in Africa. ​ Click here                                                                               

                                                  ©  IUCN 2016       
Release of the Cancun Declaration at the CoP 13 Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
The Cancun Declaration was adopted by the 13th Conference of the Parties of the CBD, which met in Cancun, Mexico from 4-17 December. The declaration makes specific reference to the importance of ecosystems for the prevention of natural risks including desertification and for maintaining food security. To access the full Cancun Declaration follow the link.
Scientific corner 
Encouraging a transdisciplinary approach for effective climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction
In this article, the authors argue in favour of a transdisciplinary approach to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. They recommend the integration of disciplines, approaches, and knowledge systems, which result in greater, more sustainable impacts in confronting multi-dimensional challenges. 

* Bendito, A., & Barrios, E. (2016). Convergent Agency: Encouraging Transdisciplinary Approaches for Effective Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 1-6.
Green jobs for sustainable development
The International Training Centre located in Turin, Italy, in collaboration with the ILO Green Jobs Programme, are pleased to announce their distance training course on “Green jobs for sustainable development: Concepts and practice.” The course takes place from 13 March to 26 May 2017 and will be available in both English and Spanish. For more information please  click here.
Past Event
 IUCN present natural solutions in Guatemala
Between 05-07 October, Guatemala hosted the 2nd National Congress on Climate Change, drawing more than 700 representatives from  government and non-government sectors. IUCN presented on “Communities with natural intelligence: The approach of ecosystem-based adaptation.” The presentation  addressed the role of ecosystems as natural solutions to climate change and risks affecting communities.Click here for more. 

      ©  IUCN 2016
Featured blog
Green Infrastructure in cities 
Created by the European Commission, this brochure shows the benefits of green infrastructure for reducing the effect of extreme heat in urban areas and maintaining the social and physical well-being of communities. Green infrastructure can help reduce the risk of heat strokes in cities by providing a cooling effect through shading and evapotranspiration. For more information please follow the link.  
   © European Commission 2016 
Job Vacancies
Advisor on Fragility and Crisis 
Organisation: Oxfam 
Location: Copenhagen,Denmark 
Closing date; 14 December

Sustainability Specialist
Organisation: Colleges and Institutes Canada
Location: Nairobi,Kenya 
Closing Date:16 December 2016

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.
Development and Partnership Manager 
Organisation: World Wildlife Federation 
Location: Mikocheni, Tanzania
Closing date: 21 December 

Regional Expert for Community Engagement in Sustainable Energy
Organisation: United Nations Development Programme 
Location: Zagreb, Croatia  
Closing date: 15 December 2016
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News Writer: Lawson Brunnock   
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