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Weekly News Alert
Issue 263 - June 18 - 22, 2018
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
PEDRR Shoutout :  Join IUCN’s Training Workshop on the Red List of Ecosystems!


The International Union for Conservation (IUCN) of Nature, together with its Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM), are pleased to invite you to a one-day training on The Red List of Ecosystems (RLE). The workshop will be held on 28 June 2018, at the IUCN Headquarters in Gland, Switzerland. For registration, contact Leyma Prado ( For more information, see here 
The International Investment Bank supports peatlands projects in Russia
On 04 June 2018, the International Investment Bank Board presented a grant to Wetlands International's project “Restoring peatlands in Russia – for fire prevention and climate change mitigation”. The project includes the development of methods for restoring damaged wetlands.Read more here
Liverpool, a frontrunner city in re-naturing public spaces
The city of Liverpool in the UK invests on sustainable urban drainage systems, recognizing the importance of nature-based solutions to mitigate the effects of climate change and improve air quality and water management. You can find the full article here
Without coral reefs, annual flood damages from storms could double globally
Coastal development and climate change are increasing the risk of flooding for communities across the globe. Coral reefs, which provide a first line of defense to countries, are being lost rapidly. This article illustrates how protection of coral reefs can cut the cost of flood-related damages around the world in half, sending a powerful signal about reefs and their importance during this International Year of the Reef. Read the article here
Featured Publications
Strengthening urban resilience through nature: The potential of ecosystem-based measures for landslide risk reduction in Rio de Janeiro
Deforestation, land degradation, inadequate infrastructure and ongoing informal building activities can contribute to exacerbating disaster risks. Based on the case study of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this working paper discusses the potential for implementing ecosystem-based measures to protect informal settlements from landslides triggered by heavy rainfall events. Read the paper here
Upcoming Events
103rd ESA Annual Meeting: Preview and highlights

The 103nd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America is taking place in New Orleans, Louisiana, from the 5-10 August 2018. The conference will focus on the sustainability of ecosystem services and human well-being for resilience to extreme events and climate change adaptation. Find more information here
SAVE THE DATE: Reducing urban water risks in a changing climate
Wetlands International, in cooperation with the Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, will be hosting a water talk on Thursday 21 June 2018, in Brussels (Belgium). The event will highlight the role of nature-based solutions to reduce water induced risks in the context of urban planning and development. To register and for more information click here
Job Vacancies
PhD scholarships announced for Pacific island nationals
Organization: University of Newcastle (UON) and Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
Close date: Tuesday 31 July 2018

Internship, Environmental Affairs
Organization: Green Growth Knowledge Platform
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Close date: 18 June 2018
Resource Development Coordinator
Organization: Wetlands International
Location: Head Office in Ede- Wageningen, Netherlands
Close date: 15 July 2018

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News Writer: Paola Fontanella Pisa 
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