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Weekly News Alert
Issue 257 - May 7 - 11, 2018
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
PEDRR Shoutout :  Registrations open to the United Nations International Workshop "Global Mountain Safeguard Research"


Eurac Research and the United Nations University (UNU-EHS) are hosting the International Workshop “Global Mountain Safeguard – Emerging Risks and Future Challenges for Mountain regions worldwide”. The event aims to enhance Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation, and Emergency Response Preparedness in global mountain regions to increase the resilience of mountain communities to natural and man-made hazards and disaster risks. It will take place in Bolzano, Italy, from 17-19 October 2018. To register, visit the website here
UN Climate Change launches its first Annual Report
The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has launched its first annual report. The report details 2017 achievements, the future of the climate change process, and current efforts on climate change, and acknowledges links between the Paris Agreement on climate change, the SDGs and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Read the report here
Mangroves and mapping help Mozambique tackle climate change
Coastal communities in Mozambique are increasingly exposed to floods and tides. The recent international conference on Resilient Cities in Bonn, Germany, has provided an opportunity to highlight the role of mangroves restoration and the importance of land mapping in the country to reduce future risks. Read more here
UK: Natural flood risk defenses to protect rural community
Flooding in North Wales, UK, linked to torrential rains is being tackled with the use of leaky log dams and hedge-planting. Implemented by farmers in the Denbighshire hills, these nature-based solutions can hold back surges of water that can cause flooding. Read the full article here
Reefs for resilience: Insuring our shared natural capital
Coral reefs provide many ecosystem services, including protecting coastlines. The Governor of the state of Quintana Roo in Cancun, Mexico has established a trust fund in order to raise awareness of the need for dedicated resources to cover reef restoration costs for enhancing coastal resilience. Read the article here
Rwanda advances with Sendai Framework
Rwanda has mainstreamed disaster risk reduction within key development sectors, such as infrastructure, agriculture, environment, education, urbanization, information, communications, technology and youth. The country aims to prevent new risks and reduce existing risk by strengthening economic, social, health and environmental resilience. Read more here
Featured Publications
Managing peatlands to cope with climate change: Indonesia’s experience


This document describes efforts by the Government of Indonesia to restore and better manage peatland areas in order to reduce wildfire risk. Efforts include improved governance at all levels and changes in policy and practice.Read the full publication here
Integrated risk management: Reducing disaster risks by strengthening community resilience
Partners for Resilience puts the spotlight on the importance of integrated risk management (IRM) which tackles climate change, ecosystem resilience and disaster risk reduction. IRM prioritizes people at risk, building on local and traditional resources and knowledge. Read the paper here
Job Vacancies
Senior Analyst
Organization: ClimateWorks Australia
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Close date: 11 May 2018

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.
Communication Officer
Organization: Wetlands International
Location: Head Office in Ede, The Netherlands
Close date: 25 May 2018
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News Writer: Paola Fontanella Pisa 
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