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Issue 298
March 4-8 2019


The World Bank publishes guide on nature-based solutions for DRR


The World Bank Group recently published a booklet on nature-based solutions for disaster risk management.  A wide array of initiatives are presented, from managing wetlands for flood reduction to debt restructuring for protected marine areas. The guide also assesses the importance of NbS in disaster risk management and gives recommendations for financing such approaches. Read the full publication here.
Territorial potentials for Green infrastructure


The European Territorial Observatory Network (ESPON) published a working paper which examines potential positive and negative effects of green infrastructure on European territorial development. It also looks at the geographical distribution of green infrastructure and ecosystem services in Europe and provides guidance for cities, regional and national governments to develop green infrastructure. Read the full publication here

Call for Nominations

Young Champion of the Earth 2019 - Submit your innovative Eco-DRR solutions
UN Environment and Covestro are calling on 18-30-year-old innovators to submit their creative solutions to the world's most pressing environmental challenges. Representing every global region, seven applicants with the most promising solutions will be recognized as Young Champions of the Earth. Each winner will receive US 15,000 in seed funding, 9,000 USD in communication funding, customized training, participation in a high-level UN meeting and global publicity. Apply by 30 March. Read here

Scientific Corner

How peat mosses respond to increased temperatures 
A new study looks into how 15 globally important species of Sphagnum mosses - also called peat moss - respond to increased temperatures, drought and other environmental changes. “Sphagnum is crucial given their role as ecological engineers, since they form non tropical peatlands by peat accumulation and maintain important carbon sinks through many hydrological and ecological feedbacks” according to this study



Webinar on tools to support the implementation of Ecosystem-based Adaptation
The International Ecosystem based Adaptation Community of Practice is organizing a webinar on tools to support the implementation of EbA on Thursday 7 March from 5 pm CET. Tune in if you want to know more about the EbA tool navigator or the prioritization tool. 
Join the call
or join by phone at +496196794018 (Germany). Conference ID: 88922672

Job Opportunities

Specialist on Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture 
Organization: FAO
Location: Santiago, Chile
Closing date: 11 March 2019

Front End Software Developer for GIS/ Risk Assessment Modelling System
Organization: Coastal Risk Consulting 

Location: United States of America, Florida
Closing date: 15 March 2019

Manager, Interventions to Tackle Deforestation
Organization: WWF
United States of America, Washington DC
Closing date: Not specified
See here

Director of Programmes
Organization: Institue for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)
Location: Paris, France
Closing date: 15 March 2019

Climate Change Advisory Consultant
Organization: Environment Resources Management
Location: Seattle, United States of America
Closing date: Not specified

Director, Reporting Services
Organization: International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Ottawa, Toronto or Geneva
Closing date: 19 March 2019

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.

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News Writer: Louise Schreyers
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