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Issue 267 - July 16 - 20, 2018
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
PEDRR Shoutout: Voluntary Guidelines for the Design and Effective Implementation of Ecosystem-based Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction


The Convention on Biological Diversity has published “Voluntary guidelines for the design and effective implementation of Ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction”, following adoption of Decision XII/20 calling for Parties to the Convention to promote integration of biodiversity, ecosystems, climate change and disaster risk reduction.  After several rounds of consultations and technical working sessions, the full document is now available here.
Using green infrastructure to reduce flooding in Detroit

In the Outer Drive Conner neighbourhood of Northeast Detroit (MI, USA), natural floodplains have disappeared, as a result of urban development. With Detroit experiencing high flood risk, organizations are collaborating to see where green infrastructures such as rain gardens can be incorporated along existing greenways and trails, which can slow down stormwater and allow it to soak into the ground. This green infrastructure will cost a lot less than flood damage and reduce risk of sewer systems overflowing into the Detroit River and the Great Lakes. Read the full story here.
New Orleans gets ready for heavy rain and looks at green options 

With climate change set to bring heavier rainfall and storms, the city officials of New Orleans (LA, USA) have acknowledged that the city needs to rethink how it deals with heavy rain. The goal is to change the way water is managed in the city, which includes reducing reliance on mechanical pumps, building roads with porous pavements that allow water to seep through, and rain gardens which are specially designed to absorb water. Read the full story here.
Featured Video
Mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation – Learning from examples


This video provides an introduction to Ecosystem-based Adaptation, practical country examples and the role of an international community of practice as an expert network to support mainstreaming into policies, plans and practical implementation. Watch the video here.
Entry points for mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Peru and South Africa Wednesday 25 August 2018, 15.30 – 17:00 Central Eastern Time
Organized by the Global Project Mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA), this webinar, taking place on 25 August 2018, will address how to introduce the concept of policy entry points for mainstreaming EbA, and will then discuss the cases of Peru and South Africa. The session will be recorded and published here.
Project Insights
Adaptation and Blue Carbon in Mexico
Mexico’s coastal wetlands are key for people’s adaptation to climate change impacts. The project “Adaptation and Blue Carbon” is the first adaptation project funded by the national Climate Change Fund created by the General Law of Climate Change, which a fund based in Mexico. The project was carried out in three Biosphere Reserves. Watch the full story here.

Job Vacancies
Consultant Graphic Design
Organization: Green Growth Knowledge Platform
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closing date: 18 July 2018

Intern, Landscape Standard
Organization: Verra
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Closing date: Until suitable applicant is found

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.
Executive Director
Organization: Carbon Market Watch
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Closing date: 5 September 2018

Analyst, Science Based Targets
Organization: Carbon Disclosure Project Europe
Location: Berlin, Germany
Closing date: 30 July 2018
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News Writer: Louiza Belilet
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