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Weekly News Alert
Issue 261 - June 4 - 8, 2018
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
PEDRR Shoutout :  Crossroads, a IUCN Platform on Global Challenges


As part of IUCN's 70th anniversary celebrations, IUCN created Crossroads: a platform featuring provocative insights on conservation today and its role in addressing global challenges. Among the biggest global challenges addressed on the platform, is the role of healthy and managed ecosystems to prevent disasters and conflicts. Read the blog here
Grass planting reduces risk of landslides in Rohingya camps
The UN Migration Agency IOM has recently distributed over two million vetiver grass plants in southern Bangladesh's Rohingya camps. This intervention will help reduce soil erosion and the risk of landslides where hundreds of thousands of people are at risk from monsoon rains. Read the full article here
Project Insights
Ecosystem restoration project in Cuba 
An Adaptation Fund project in from the southern Provinces of Artemisa and Mayabeque on Cuba’s western Gulf of Batabanó is helping communities to reduce their vulnerability to coastal flooding and sea level rise related to climate change. The project, aims to recover protective marine ecosystems and forests through planting mangroves, cleaning canals and promoting coastal forest growth. Read more here
Video of the Week
Nature based flood defenses - illusion or solution?
Preserving or restoring ecosystems such as marshes, mangroves, coral reefs and dunes can create natural barriers or breakwaters to protect the hinterland from flooding. Published by Deltares, this video tests the effectiveness of nature-based flood defences, explaining how the use of natural dynamics and ecosystem services can reduce flood risk. See the video here
Coastal tourism destination challenges in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asian countries heavily rely on tourism but their vulnerability to natural disasters and climate change represent a challenge. This article encourages investments on ecotourism, as a valid solution that can benefit the local economy while enabling ecosystem based disaster risk reduction through mangroves restoration and other measures. Read more here
Featured Publications
Who Manages Space? Eco-DRR and the Local Community
This paper examines space management in the context of ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction in Indonesia. The study particularly addresses the interaction of local communities with the government and private sector, highlighting many uncertainties and insecurities. Read the full paper here
Cost of coastal environmental degradation, multi-hazard risk assessment and cost benefit analysis: Identification of DRR and CCA measures for Ghana


This document presents the report identification and justification of disaster risk management and climate change adaptation measures for Ghana. It aims to identify possible adaptation options to reduce, prevent and mitigate risks, through ecosystems reinforcement and other measures. Read more here
Job Vacancies
Organization: Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC)
Location: Home-based
Close date: 11 June 2018

Green Economy Consultant
Organization: United Nations Environment Programme
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Close date: 14 June 2018

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.
Programme Specialist - Environment and Development
Organization: World Economic Forum
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Close date: 14 June 2018

Consultancy: International Disaster Risk Management Specialist and Team Leader
Organization: Asian Development Bank
Location: Samoa; Tonga; Tuvalu
Closing date: 12 June 2018
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News Writer: Paola Fontanella Pisa 
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