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Issue 251 - March 26 - 30, 2018
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
PEDRR Shoutout :  Webinar on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Basics for Mainstreaming


The Swiss NGO DRR Platform, a new member of PEDRR,  announces its next webinar on “Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation: Basics for Mainstreaming”, on 27 March 2018, 15.00 – 16.15 (CET/MEZ). For registration see here. For further information, don’t hesitate to contact Judith Macchi:  

Urban Nature Atlas
The EU Horizon 2020 project Naturvation has launched this week an Urban Nature Atlas with almost 1,000 examples of nature-based solutions from across 100 European cities. Take a closer look to the many projects here
Asia-Pacific countries identify priority action to build resilience of agriculture to disasters
A report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) showed that significant losses caused by natural hazards in developing countries occur in the agricultural sector. Addressing the vulnerability of food and agricultural systems to disasters will prove critical, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. Read more here
City Climate Vulnerability Assessment and Identification of Ecosystem-based Adaptation Interventions
The UNFCCC Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) published an update on its ongoing technical assistance aiming to promote city climate vulnerability assessment and identification of ecosystem-based adaptation interventions in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). Read the full report here
Video of the Week
What is happening to our forests?
In honor of this year’s International Day of Forests on 21 March, Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Robert Nasi reported on the state of different forests around the world, and how their restoration can help reduce disaster risks. Read more here 
Featured Publications
Cities alive: Rethinking cities in arid environments

This publication is an important milestone towards understanding the resilience of cities facing water scarcity, suggesting the need to invest in green and blue infrastructure and learn from the past. Read more here

A guide to select ecosystem service models for decision-making: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa


This guide has been developed to assesses several types of ecosystem services modeling, discusses issues involved in modeling ecosystem services, and provides guidance on how to choose the right model to address a specific policy question. Read the case studies here
Job Vacancies
Senior Climate Change Specialist
Organization: World Bank
Location: Washington D.C., US
Deadline: 12 April 2018

Consultant, Monitoring and Evaluation - Adaptation
Organization: IISD/NAP Global Network
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Closing date: 27 March 2018
Intern, Climate Change
Organization:  Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Location: Paris, Ile-De-France, France
Closing date: 30 March 2018

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