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Issue 194: January 23 - 27, 2017
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
   PEDRR celebrates World Wetlands Day 2017 in Geneva - High-level Roundtable Discussion on “Healthy Wetlands, Resilient Communities”

This year World Wetlands Day 2017 will focus on Wetlands and Disaster Risk Reduction. To celebrate this important global event on 02 February, PEDRR and the Geneva Environment Network have organized a Roundtable Discussion on the role of wetlands in protecting people and enhancing their resilience to disasters. The event will include leaders from the Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the UN in Geneva, Government of Japan, International Federation of the Red Cross, UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Wetlands International, IUCN and the Ramsar Convention. Register and find out more about this event, access the World Wetlands Day website and check other events taking place in your community.
Past Event
The Contribution of Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture to Resilience  - The Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA) Special Event
Approximately 120 participants from Governments, farmers, private sector and civil society attended a special event on 28 January 2017, in Rome, Italy. Discussions focused on how biodiversity and ecosystem services help protect food security against the impact of long-term environmental changes and natural and human-made disasters. PEDRR partner Karen Sudmeier participated as a session speaker. For more information access the FAO website and the web coverage.
Regional assessment on Eco- DRR and Biodiversity in South America

The IUCN Regional Assessment for South America provides an analysis of natural hazards and their socio-economic impacts in the region. A number of case studies on Eco-DRR are presented from six countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
The Big Flood: Will It Happen Again? Perspectives from Australia

The Government of Australia has produced a report which analyses the increasing risk of floods. Modelling results highlight the importance of vegetation management for flood mitigation. To learn more, access the report.
Featured Blog 
Cities enlist nature to tame rising flood risks

Detroit and Houston in the United States are among the major cities investing in 'green infrastructure', such as wetlands and floodplains, to absorb storm waters and floods. Ageing city infrastructures are no longer enough to deal with increasing heavy rains. Continue reading
Job Vacancies
Deputy Secretary General
Organization: The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands 
Location: Gland, Switzerland
Closing Date:
05 February 2017

Biodiversity Information Assistant
Organization: Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Location: Peterborough, England
Closing Date: 06 February 2017

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn Group.
Consultants in International Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation
Organization: Acclimatise
Location: Cardiff, UK Regional Office
Closing Date:
15 February 2017

Green Infrastructure Finance Intern
Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Location: San Francisco or New York, USA
Closing Date: 11 February 2017

Senior Programme Management Officer, P5
Organization: UN Environment 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Closing Date: 31 January, 2017

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News Writer: Natalia T. D'Alessandro  
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