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Issue 268 - July 23 - 27, 2018
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
PEDRR Shoutout: E-learning course on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation


The Swiss NGO DRR Platform developed a self-paced, online course that is open to everyone. The course consists of four modules focusing on  Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation. Learn about practical examples of integrated approaches to DRR/CCA and resilience building. Click here for more information on the course and to download the modules.
Building ecosystem resilience in Ethiopia’s Somali Region
How can we build the long-term resilience of communities to withstand recurring food and water insecurity, droughts, and flash floods in the Horn of Africa and wider Sahel? This video showcases integrated approaches, linking disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, and ecosystem management and restoration. Watch the video here.

Project Insights
Green stormwater management projects to control flooding

A new green infrastructure system in the Upper Hill District of Pittsburgh (PA, USA), is now ready to capture more than one million gallons of stormwater annually. The recently completed Centre and Heron Green Stormwater infrastructure project is another part of Pittsburgh’s ongoing effort to control flooding and improve the health of its waterways through better stormwater management. Read more here.
California is preparing for extreme weather: Time to plant trees!
For years, there has been a movement in California to restore floodplains, by moving levees back from rivers and planting trees, shrubs and grasses in the low-lying land between. Floodplain restoration is increasingly seen as a way of coping with climate change. The reclaimed lands will flood more readily, which will help protect cities and towns from the more frequent and larger floods that California is likely to experience with global warming. Read the full story here.

Upcoming Events
Australian Disaster Resilience Conference, 06 – 07 September 2018, Perth, Australia


The inaugural Australian Disaster Resilience Conference is hosted by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience, in collaboration with the Monash University Disaster Resilience Initiative. The conference aims to encourage partnerships around all facets of disaster resilience. Click here for more information on the event and the registration procedures.

Job Vacancies
Programme Management Officer P4
Organization: United Nations Environment Programme
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Closing date: 04 August 2018

Climate Change Finance Consultant
Organization: Inter-American Development Bank
Location: Washington D.C., U.S.A.
Closing date: 08 August 2018

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.
Sustainable Energy Advocacy Lead
Organization: World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Closing date: 31 July 2018

Practice Leader – Climate Policy and Finance
Organization: First Climate
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Closing date: 30 September 2018
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News Writer: Louiza Belilet
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