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Weekly News Alert
Issue 295
February 11-16, 2019


Explore a database of 1,000 nature-based solutions from 100 European cities 

NATURVATION, a partnership of 14 institutions across Europe is assessing how nature-based solutions can meet urban sustainability goals. The coalition works with communities and stakeholders to develop knowledge and tools. The Urban Nature Atlas contains almost 1,000 urban case-studies, showing that sustainability is now central to the response to climate change impacts. Read more about it here

Project insights

Building with Nature in Indonesia
Dream scenario 2030 in Demak, Northern Java
Communities in Northern Java are suffering from coastal erosion, affecting hundreds of kilometers of coastline. In Demak district more than 3 kilometers of land including entire villages have already been swallowed up by the sea. Without intervention, by 2030, entire areas will be flooded forcing more villages to evacuate. The project aims at stabilizing the coastline through mangrove restoration, as well as enhancing sustainable aquaculture to enable vulnerable communities and economic sectors to prosper. Read more about it here

Scientific corner

Social co-benefits of Ecosystem-based adaptation
This paper investigates whether nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation can deliver multiple social benefits in addition to environmental sustainability. The research confirms that EbA projects present opportunities for empowerment of marginalized groups, but not automatically. Learn more about it here.  

Calls for contributions

IUCN consultations on nature-based solutions standard


IUCN has been leading an initiative to create a common understanding and consensus on what constitutes  good nature-based solutions. The organization drafted a global standard, with seven criteria. Public consultations on the global standard are now open until 1 March 2019. Find out more here.

International Mountain Conference 

The University of Innsbruck, in Austria, will convene the next International Mountains Conference on 08-12 September 2019. The conference will focus on climate changes in mountain regions, socio-cultural and economic drivers, ecosystem services, hazards and risks. Two sessions in particular can be highlighted: "Scientific support for the coherent monitoring and implementation of Post-2015 UN Frameworks in global mountain regions" and "Natural hazards' risk governance under changing framework conditions". Deadline for the call for contributions is 14 February. Read more here.


Job Opportunities

Programme Manager, Green Pearls Initiative
Organization: Netherlands Red Cross
Location: Jacmel, Haiti
Closing date: Unspecified

Eco-DRR Programme Management Delegate
Organization: Netherlands Red Cross
Location: Port-au-Prince and Les Cayes, Haiti
Closing date: Unspecified

Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor 
Organization: Disaster Management Training and Education Center for Africa, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences 
Location: Bloemfontein, South Africa
Closing date: 15 February 2019

Intern - Disaster Risk Reduction
Organization: UN Environment
Location: Geneva 
Closing date: 15 February 2019

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News Writer: Louise Schreyers
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