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Issue 176 - September 5 - 9, 2016
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
Eco-DRR headlines at the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016

Held once every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC) brings together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia, with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global challenges. As the Conference wraps up week-long events, here are some initial highlights related to Eco-DRR:
  • Island Resilience Initiative- President H.E. Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr of Republic of Palau announces a new initiative that enables island states such as Palau to strengthen resilience against climate change and extreme events through sustainable ecosystem  management. Read more
  • NI4Biz Training Course launched  - Available now online, this training course raises awareness of the business sector of the multiple benefits of investing in natural infrastructure, such as wetlands for waste water treatment and flood mitigation.Read more
  • New book by PEDRR on  “Ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and adaptation in practice” launched. Read more
  • Protected Planet Report 2016 launched - Protected Areas demonstrated to increase the resilience of vulnerable human communities. Read more
  • New coalition to scale up private conservation investment. Read more
  • Bonn Challenge approaches target to restore 150 million hectares of degraded lands with a new initiative in 10 countries to accelerate community-driven restoration projects and  support South-South cooperation.  Read more
  • Training on Eco-DRR“Towards a new win-win approach: biodiversity conservation for disaster risk reduction”, which encouraged participants to design creative solutions to reducing disaster risk Read more
Scientific Corner
The Power of Three: Coral Reefs, Seagrasses and Mangroves Protect Coastal Regions and Increase Their Resilience
Results of this study demonstrate the importance of taking integrated and place-based approaches when quantifying and managing for the coastal protection services supplied by ecosystems. Read the complete paper
Featured Blog
Integrating Environment into recovery and reconstruction
The Green Recovery & Reconstruction: Training Toolkit for Humanitarian Aid (GRRT) developed by WWF and the American Red Cross promotes environment compliant practices for sustainable post-disaster recovery and reconstruction. The Toolkit illustrates the role of ecosystems in recovery and reconstruction through ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation and disaster risk reduction. To read the blog  and click here To read more about the training tool kit

International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions
The 10th European Mountain Convention will take place in Braganca, Portugal from 5-7 October 2016. Thematic topics include a focus on mountain, forest and wetland ecosystems and its resilience Read more
Job Vacancies
Intern- Nature-Based Solutions
Organisation: IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Closing Date: 16 September 2016
Project Manager
Organisation: ADPC - Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Closing Date: 30 September 2016

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.
Intern - Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment
Organisation: UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme
Location: Bonn, Germany
Closing Date: 16 September 2016

Lead Consultant for Baseline Study on Disaster Recovery
Organisation: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Closing Date: 19 September 2016
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News Writer: Aditi Khodke
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