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Issue 273 - August 27 - 31 2018
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
Ecosystem-based strategies to cope with extreme events and sea-level rise on the Uruguayan coast

This study aims to show a case study of ecosystem-based adaptation measures to increase coastal systems’ resilience to extreme weather events and sea-level rise implemented in Kiyú, the Uruguayan coast of the Rio de la Plata estuary. Read the full study here.
Resilient Cities Report 2018 highlights nature-based solutions
Based on the outcomes of the 9th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation, this report reflects global developments in the field of urban resilience and climate change adaptation. The report highlights specific tools, initiatives, case studies and nature-based solutions presented from local governments and practitioners around the world. Read the whole report here.
Project Insights
Sierra Leone launches US $10 million coastal resilience project with support from UNDP

In an effort to achieve its nationally determined contributions to the Paris Agreement on climate change and the 2030 SDGs, the Government of Sierra Leone launched a new project today that will build resilience for its coastal residents and employ ecosystem-based approaches to restore mangrove habitats and protect against rising seas, rising temperatures and uncertain climate futures. Read more here.

Playground to incorporate green infrastructure in Brooklyn (NY, USA)

Construction began on a new playground at Park Slope Elementary School in Brooklyn (NY, USA). The new playground will incorporate green infrastructure and a drainage system designed to absorb rainwater. In addition to providing green space for the elementary school, the project will reduce contaminants from storm water runoff that flow into the nearby canal. Read the full story here.

Strengthening Tuvalu’s natural coastal defenses from sea level rise and storm surges 
Officially launched by the Prime Minister of Tuvalu on 30 August 2017 in the capital of Funafuti, the Tuvalu Coastal Adaptation Project, implemented by UNDP, is set to shore up Tuvalu’s natural coastal defenses in the face of rising sea levels and storm surges driven by climate change. Watch the full video here.

Upcoming Event
Natech Risk Management Workshop 2018, 5 – 7 September 2018, Potsdam, Germany
The German Environment Agency is convening a global conference on “Natech Risk Management” from 5 – 7 September at Kongresshotel in Potsdam, Germany. The conference will focus on prevention, preparedness and responding to disasters and environmental emergencies triggered by a combination of natural and technological hazards, also referred to a “natech” disasters. More information here.

Job Opportunities
Disaster Risk Management Program Specialist
Organization: Plan International
Location: Dakar, Senegal
Closing date: 5 September 2018

Post-doctoral Research Fellows (3 vacancies)
Organization: UN Environment
Location: Multiple
Closing date: 7 September 2018
Strategic Program Officer
Organization: World Meteorological Organization
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closing date: until suitable application is found

Associate Director, Regional Operations
Organization: CDP Europe
Location: Berlin, Europe
Closing date: 2 September 2018

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.
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News Writer: Louiza Belilet
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