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Issue 266 - July 9 - 13, 2018
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
Six-Year Ecosystem-based Adaptation Project Launched in Gambia
The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources of Gambia launched a six-year Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) project at the Kairaba Beach Hotel in Kololi, funded by the Green Climate Fund, to build the climate-resilience of rural Gambian communities and facilitate the development of a sustainable natural resource-based economy by implementing large-scale EbA within and adjacent to agricultural lands, community-managed forest reserves and wildlife conservation. Read more here.

Rising sea-levels: How to stop a city from sinking

The World Bank estimates that climate change will hit East Africa hard, forcing more than 10 million people to flee their homes by 2050 due to rising sea-level and flooding. UN Environment, in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) began construction of seawalls along Tanzania’s coast to protect shorelines, and restore vast areas of mangrove and coral habitats to act as natural barriers against wave surges. Read the full story here.
FAO is working for climate change adaptation in wetland areas of Laos
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is working on climate adaptation in one of the world’s major wetlands in Laos within the Mekong River system. The project will use an Ecosystem-based Adaptation approach, enhancing the ability of the wetlands to buffer local people livelihoods against climate change impacts, through a combination of improved planning and governance conditions. Read more here.

FAO helping fisheries industry improve disaster management in workshop at the United Nations House in Barbados from 4 to 6 July 2018

The FAO is hosting a workshop this week to help fisheries in Caribbean Small Island Developing States improve their adaptation to climate change and disaster risk resilience. The sessions are designed to demonstrate how an Ecosystem-based Approach to Fisheries, Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management can be practically incorporated into different types of National Fisheries Management Plans. For more information on the workshop, click here.
Job Vacancies
Programme Manager Forestry
Organization: Caritas Switzerland
Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Closing date: 15 August 2018

Intern Communications
Organization: Green Growth Knowledge Platform
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closing date: 11 July 2018

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.
Governance Programme Director
Organization: Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDR)
Location: Paris
Closing date: 11 July 2018
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News Writer: Louiza Belilet
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