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Issue 269 - July 30 - August 3, 2018
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
PEDRR Shoutout:  IUCN Publishes Global Brief on Eco-DRR - Transforming Disaster Risk Reduction with Ecosystem Management


This policy brief highlights the role of ecosystems for disaster risk reduction. Sustainable management, conservation and restoration of ecosystems can help communities prepare for, cope with, and recover from disasters, including slow-onset events such as famines. Read the brief here.
Project Insights
Restoring our lands and forests, securing our future
Nature-based strategies, including ecosystem restoration, provide more than a third of possible solutions for both climate change mitigation and adaptation. Success stories include Ethiopia and Liberia which are collaborating in the restoration efforts of the “great green wall” that will help achieve 40% of the Bonn Challenge, while Pakistan has planted a billion trees across 350,000 hectares, achieving its 2030 goal for the Bonn Challenge. Read more here.

Building the Caribbean’s climate resilience to insure basic survival

Ten Caribbean countries are receiving support from the Global Environment Facility to address water, land and biodiversity resource management as well as climate change. Under the five year project on “Integrating Water, Land and Ecosystems Management in Caribbean Small Island Developing States”, the countries are implementing national projects in specific sites to enhance ecosystem services for climate resilience . Read the full story here.
International Day for the Protection of Mangroves
26 July 2018 was the International Day for the Conservation of Mangroves. The survival of mangroves is under threat globally. With this International Day, the importance of mangrove ecosystems is recognized for supporting coastal and marine life and livelihoods and as well as protecting coastlines from storms, tsunamis and sea level rise. Read more here.

Grant to pay for trees: Green infrastructure project in Harrison, Pennyslvania (USA)

A green infrastructure project to combat stormwater runoff will be constructed in Harrison over the next year, which will involve planting trees to prevent floods. Read the full story here.
Featured Publications
The United Nations World Water Development Report 2018: Nature-based Solutions for Water


This report illustrates that working with nature, rather than against it, would enhance natural capital and support a resource-efficient and competitive circular economy. Nature-based Solutions can be cost-effective, while providing environmental, social and economic benefits. Read the full report here.
Job Vacancies
Project Manager (DRR)
Organization: Save the Children International
Location: Suva, Fiji
Closing date: until suitable applicant is found

Media and Communication Specialist
Organization: UN Environment
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closing date: 04 August 2018

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.
Project Coordinator for Banking
Organization: UN Environment Finance Initiative
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closing date: 06 August 2018
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News Writer: Louiza Belilet 
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