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Issue 234 October 30 - November 3, 2017
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
Upcoming events
Eco-DRR at UNFCCC COP 23 side events!
Are you attending the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn, Germany? Be part of the side events discussing Eco-DRR, ecosystem-based adaptation and nature-based solutions! Below are four events not to be missed.

Ecosystem-based adaptation planning and implementation
Date: Thursday 9 November, 12-1.30pm
Location: Right conference room
Organisers: ZEF, UNU-EHS and IUCN

Ecosystem-based adaptation standards, criteria and linkages
Date: Friday 10 November, 12-1.30pm
Location: Right conference room
Organisers: ZEF, UNU-EHS and IUCN

Working with nature to build climate resilient and sustainable development
Date: Tuesday 14 November, 3-4.30pm
Location: Bonn Zone
Organisers: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Collaborating to scale up sustainable food systems in a changing climate
Date: Wednesday 15 November, 11.30am-1pm
Location: Room 7 (170 Theatre)

If you are attending these events and want to stay in the loop, don't forget to join us on Facebook and Twitter using the #EcoDRR tag.
Join us! Support #LoveLand4Climate
In the lead up to the UNFCCC COP23, a new campaign by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification is seeking signatures to support the uptake of sustainable land management practices to address climate change. The campaign calls upon everyone to come together and take responsibility for how we manage our land. See the campaign and sign up here.
Featured Publications
New book - Listening to our Land: Stories of Resilience
A new book, Listening to our Land: Stories of Resilience, has been launched by the United Nations Development Programme, Global Environment Facility, Government of Namibia and the Secretariat for the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. It contains eight stories that demonstrate how sustainable land management is improving living conditions of communities and strengthening environmental resilience in countries as varied as Namibia, Cuba, Mongolia and Kazakhstan. Read more here.
UNISDR releases new guidelines on national disaster risk assessments
The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has released guidelines to encourage more countries to undertake national disaster risk assessments. It includes guidelines to assess environmental impacts, and notes that investing in resilience-building activities such as ecosystem-based DRR can yield significant economic, social and environmental co-benefits. Read the report here.
Training Opportunities
New course on integrating disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation
The Institute for Development Studies will be hosting a week-long course in the UK in January 2018 on Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation. The course aims to equip policymakers and practitioners with the knowledge and skills to more effectively integrate disaster risk reduction with adaptation to climate change, in the context of development and poverty reduction. For more information and to apply, see here.
Job Vacancies
Programme Officer (Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience)
(Sri Lankan nationals only)

Organisation: UNICEF
Location: Sri Lanka
Closing date: 11 November 2017

Managing Director
Organisation: Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation 
Location: Tehran, Iran
Closing date: 28 November 2017
South-South - Horizontal Cooperation Modalities
Organisation: United Nations Development Programme
Location: Home based
Closing date: 10 November 2017

USPSC Disaster Operations Specialist
Organisation: US Agency for International Development
Location: Washington DC, United States
Closing date: 27 November 2017

For more info about these job vacancies, please visit PEDRR's LinkedIn.
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News editor: Ebony Holland
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