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Issue 280 - October 15 - 19, 2018
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
`Green infrastructure' could prevent flooding, beautify your community

The non-profit organization Ducks Unlimited in Canada discusses the growing interest in green infrastructure such as stormwater ponds to limit water damage due to flooding and rain events. Municipal commissions have been active with green infrastructure projects and see the various benefits of ‘naturalized’ features. Listen to the full interview here

IPCC Special Report 2018 - Global Warming of 1.5°

The recently released IPCC Special Report, Global Warming of 1.5° emphasizes the need for ecosystem-based measures in climate change adaptation, responding to increasing exposure from rising sea levels and intensifying storms. Nature-based solutions could be more cost-effective and sustainable in terms of maintenance and creation. Read the full report here.
Make your home greener - and more resilient

Green infrastructure programs in cities across the United States protect public health and minimize damage from storms through water management practices such as rain gardens or green roofs. Read more about the options to homeowners to contribute to higher urban resilience. 

USA: Three actions the government can take today to lessen the damage of future floods

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), USA calls on better preparation for disasters after the recent devastating Hurricane Florence. Besides the improvement of risk maps and more funding for disaster preparations, restoration of habitats, for example sand dunes and wetlands to mitigate flooding is emphasized as a relevant measure to mitigate risk. Read more here

Featured Publications
Ecosystem-based adaptation for improving coastal planning for sea-level rise: A systematic review of mangrove coasts

This paper reviews the latest scientific research on ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) and its integration in coastal planning. The study focuses on human-environment interactions as opposed to physical or biological climate change issues alone. Read more here

Valuation of environmental improvements in coastal wetland restoration: A choice experiment approach


The Institute of Oceanography in China published a paper that highlights the environmental improvements in coastal wetland restoration in marine protected areas in China. It presents significant economic values as well as multiple positive benefits such as improved water quality and biodiversity. Read the full paper here.

Interactive Map
Atlas of Forest and Landscape Restoration Opportunities
The World Resource Institute provides an interactive atlas of forest landscape restoration opportunities, which aims to provide information to stakeholders and decision makers about areas for restoration. Trees can minimize the process of desertification or reduce the risk of landslides in mountainous areas. Learn more about the map and get access here.

Incorporating natural capital and ecosystem services into environmental assessments
Multiple benefits provided by ecosystems, such as the ability to absorb hazard impacts, should be considered in planning and management decisions. Developed by the Ecosystems Knowledge Network, this course aims to convey a better understanding of ecosystems services and nature-based solutions and their integration in environmental assessments. Register here for the training.

Upcoming Event
  Nature’s contribution to the 2030 Agenda
Nature stands out as a major contributor and prerequisite to delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). If we meet our ambitions to ensure nature’s contributions to these commitments, the odds of getting 2030 right will be greatly enhanced. Register here for the IUCN`s 70th Anniversary event!
Job Opportunities
Research Associate
Organization: College of Social Science, University of Glasgow 
Location: Dumfries, UK
Closing date: 7 November 2018

Climate Change Specialist - Mangroves, Seagrass and Coral Reefs
Organization: UN Environment
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Closing date: 16 October 2018

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.
Senior Biodiversity/Climate Change Technical Specialist
Organization: USAID Amazon Knowledge   
Learning Platform
Location: Peru
Closing date: 1 December 2018

Climate Change Adaptation Scientist
Organization: Wildlife Conservation Society
Location: New York, United States
Closing date: ASAP
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News Writer: Nicole-Karolina Rokicki
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