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Weekly News Alert
Issue 287
December 3-7, 2018

Newsletter on ecosystem-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation


Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas as nature-based solutions to climate change
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) presents an animation to demonstrate how Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Mediterranean can combat impacts of climate change, such as sea level rise and increasing storm intensity. Watch the video here.


Green Infrastructure Toolkit 

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission’s (MORPC’s) in the U.S. developed a toolkit that provides examples of green infrastructure procedures, models and tools across Ohio country. Green storm water infrastructure, such as floodplains and bioretention areas, improve water quality and reduce storm water runoff in urban areas. Successful strategies and projects provide information to support implementation in other cities. Read about the toolkit here


As tides rise, Indian villagers find a friend in mangroves

Villagers in coastal areas in India have learned from past destructive storm surges by planting mangroves to reinforce the embankments along the coast.  Growing awareness of the multiple benefits of mangroves, especially the reduction of disaster risk, encourages villagers to use their expertise to restore forests and protect their homes from tidal surges. Read more here

Mauritius and Seychelles restore their coral reefs with new US$10 million grant 

The Government of Mauritius and Seychelles received a new US$10 million grant from the Adaptation Fund for a coral reef restoration project to ensure local food security and reduce risks from storms. At the same time, the project will contribute to protect the island tourism industry. Read more here.  

Urban flood scheme in Canada attracts international interest

A natural flood defense project in Pickering, Southern Ontario, Canada, shows a successful implementation of green infrastructure to reduce impacts of natural hazards such as floods. Delegates from Japan and Hungary visited the sites and learned how to adapt the approach in their countries. Read the whole article here

Featured Publication

Building urban resilience with nature: A practitioner's guide to action

In order to scale up implementation of nature-based solutions, this document provides recommendations on how to make cities more resilient to climate change and disasters. Read the full publication here

Engaging the private sector in green infrastructure development and financing: A pathway toward building urban climate resilience

Case study analyses on green infrastructure help private sector partners understand how to engage in the development and financing of green infrastructure initiatives. The case studies showcase successful solutions in urban settings to improve resilience to stormwater or heat impacts. Read the publication here

Job Opportunities

Intern, Research
Organization: Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closing date: 30 November 2018

Subnational Climate Action Associate
Organization: World Resource Institute
Location: Washington D.C., U.S.
Closing date: until suitable applicant is found
Agroforestry Advisor
Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ)
Location: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Closing date: 2 December 2018

Environmental Flow Assessments Expert
Organization: United Nations Environment
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Closing date: 3 December 2018

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News Writer: Nicole-Karolina Rokicki
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