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Weekly News Alert
Issue 235 November 6-10, 2017
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation

PEDRR Shoutout:
IUCN releases EPIC report – Solutions from Nature

IUCN has released a new report called ‘Ecosystems protecting infrastructure and communities: lessons learned and guidelines for implementation’. This publication documents lessons from implementing the Ecosystems Protecting Infrastructure and Communities (EPIC) initiative, which promoted ecosystem-based approaches for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in six countries. View the report and associated video.
Implementation of complex Nature-Based Solutions in cities
Deltares looks at the challenges and opportunities of implementing nature-based solutions (NbS) in an urban environment. It considers how NbS can contribute to the green economy, and discusses the importance of bringing NbS into ‘common use’. Read the article here.
As communities rebuild after disasters, we must keep nature in mind
A new opinion piece in Ensia focuses on the importance of making environmental planning a pillar of disaster recovery strategies. It argues that building back safer and smarter, with nature in mind, will leave communities more resilient and stronger in the wake of future disasters. Read the article here.
Featured Publication
New technical paper from the UNFCCC
A new technical paper from the UNFCCC explores opportunities and options for integrating climate adaptation with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030. It notes that both ”resilience” and ”ecosystems” can act as core concepts for motivating such integration. Read the report here.
Learning Opportunities
New MOOC: Environmental Security and Sustaining Peace
Conflicts over natural resources and the environment are among the greatest challenges of the 21st century. Sustainable management of natural resources can serve as a vehicle for peace. UN Environment and partners have released a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on ‘Environmental Security and Sustaining Peace’. Read more and enrol here.
Master's Programme on environmental risks and human security available
The United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security and the University of Bonn have opened admissions for the 2018 intake of the Joint MSc Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security. The Master’s Programme tackles environmental risks and natural hazards and their implications for human-nature relations. Further details on how to apply by 15 January 2018 can be found on their website.
Job Vacancies
Communications Assistant, Post Conflict and Disaster Management
Organisation: UN Environment
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closing date: 3 December 2017

Information Management Lead
Organisation: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Location: Geneva, Switzerland / La Habana, Cuba
Closing date: Unspecified
Community-Based Protection Specialist
Organisation: International Rescue Committee
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closing date: Unspecified

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