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Issue 190 - Month December 12 - 16, 2016
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
PEDRR Shoutout: Helping nature help us
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) makes the case for implementing integrated approaches that benefit both biodiversity, conservation and Disaster Risk Reduction. The publication builds on regional experiences, highlighting opportunities and entry points to scale-up integrated approaches for Eco-DRR. To view the complete document, click here.
Featured Publication
Rebuilding with resilience - Lessons learned from projects after Hurricane Sandy
After Hurricane Sandy, the innovative competition known as Rebuild by Design (RBD) was launched to inspire affected communities to rebuild differently and enhance its resilience to future events. In the past two years, US$335 million was allocated to build a mixture of structural and nature-based defenses and recreational amenities in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City. The results of these initiatives are shown in the Georgetown Climate Center report, which aims to share lessons learned from the novel projects generated through this competition. Find the full report here.
"Living Shorelines" protect communities and infrastructure from extreme storm and flood events
Natural or “living” infrastructure, such as wetlands, sand dunes, and mangroves, can protect shorelines more cost effectively than engineered infrastructure, such as walls and bulkheads. In this article, the Army Corps of Engineers, USA, is considering nationwide permits which would allow faster approval of living shorelines. For more information click here.
Project Insight
Disaster-prone areas in the Philippines adopt 'eco-town' program
Disaster-prone areas in Rizal, Philippines, have established "eco-towns" under a project commissioned by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). Natural solutions, such as bio-charcoal briquetting and ecological conservation, are implemented to help mitigate the effects of floods and landslide hazards. For more information follow the link.

Upcoming Event
Call for civil society engagement - 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) invites civil society and major stakeholder groups to attend the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 22-26 May 2017, in Cancún, México. The 2017 Global Platform will track international progress in implementing the Sendai Framework and establish an effective strategy to accelerate DRR efforts worldwide. For more information on how to register click here.
Call for Abstracts 
Present your Work at the Resilience 2017 Conference
The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) is organizing the Resilience 2017 Conference, which will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, on 21-23 August 2017. UNRISD aims to feature policy reforms and innovations which reflect environmentally sustainable and socially just solutions. To learn more click here.
Job Vacancies
Program Management Officer 
Organization: UN Environment/Economics and Trade Branch
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closing Date: 7 January 2017
Integrated risk management learning lab knowledge manager
Organization: CARE
Quezon City, Philippines
Closing Date: 31 December 2016

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.
Chief of Party-Rural Resilience Program
Organization: Mercy-Corps
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Closing Date: 11 January 2017

Faculty Position in Environmental Science and Engineering
Organization: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Closing Date:1 February 2017

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News Writer: Natalia T. D'Alessandro 
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