Climate Change Adaptation in the News

April 2017

April 2017

Benin - Formation de mise en oeuvre du Plan national d'adaptation aux changements climatiques

Office de Radiodiffusion et Télévision du Bénin (ORTB)

Thursday 20 April 2017

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Tanzania: Free Mobile Phones to Boost Awareness On Climate, Weather

All Africa

Wednesday 19 April 2017

The government has embarked on issuance of free mobile phones to local farmers to facilitate direct channeling of information on climate, weather and related disasters to peasants for increased awareness.

The initiative has been hatched under the 'Strengthen Climate Information and early Warning System,' the programme that the Disaster Management Department in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) is executing.

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How does climate change affect the way the world cooks?

Boston Globe

Tuesday 18 April 2017

Cambodia, Cape Verde, Haiti, Mali, Niger, and Sudan may not seem to have much in common. But these six countries occupy the spotlight of a new cookbook, “Adaptive Farms, Resilient Tables,” featuring recipes gathered during a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) climate change adaption project in a diverse set of communities across the Equator. Though the communities are, geographically speaking, far from our own, the book has a strong local link, not to mention a socially minded message that transcends borders.

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Tonga Moves Closer to Joint National Action Plan For Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management

ReliefWeb

Thursday 13 April 2017

The government of Tonga, with support from the United Nations Development Programme-UN Environment National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP) is making progress toward finalizing its second Joint National Action Plan for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management (JNAP 2). Taken together with a new US$50 million Green Climate Fund grant proposal for the Coastal Resilience Project - Tonga, technical assessments supported by the Government of New Zealand and coastal zone experts from Deltares, as well as ongoing support missions and stakeholder consultations supported by NAP-GSP technical experts, the new Joint National Action Plan signals a clear commitment from the Government of Tonga to develop and implement an integrated approach to building resilience to the unfolding impacts of climate change and ongoing natural disasters.

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Sierra Leone News: Salone validates project on climate change adaptation

Awoko

Wednesday 12 April 2017

The Environment Protection Agency, on Wednesday 12 April, 2017, began a validation process at the New Brookfields Hotel. A large group of environmental stakeholders met to review the project, “Adapting to climate change induced coastal risks and management in Sierra Leone”.
The project is one of the instruments for implementing the adaptation priorities aimed at strengthening the ability of coastal communities to manage climate change risks and impacts on physical infrastructures and livelihoods. It’s also meant to strengthen governing institutions and community resilience to climate change impacts. This project was presented by UNDP on behalf of the Environment Protection Agency (EPA).
The project amount is $9,975,000 USD and expected co-financing of $31,990,000 USD is a Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the Least Development Countries Fund (LDCF), which was approved in October 2015. It is a five year project.

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Ecuador begins formulation of its National Adaptation Plan

ReliefWeb

Monday 10 April 2017

Climate change impacts are already visible throughout Ecuador. Studies conducted in the snow-capped mountains, estimate a loss of approximately 40 percent of the Ecuadorean glacier coverage over the past century.

Furthermore, researchers were able to determine the association between changes in temperature and precipitation and the distribution of vectors such as _Aedes aegypti, _and it was concluded for the first time that the altitude limit of this mosquito species reaches 1000 meters above sea level in the foothills of the Cordillera Occidental, and 1650 meters in the Cordillera Oriental (Navarro, J.C, et.al, 2015). The oceanic zone is not excepted from the effects of climate change: the analysis of long-term trends in sea surface temperature shows an increase of 1 ° C (Breaker et.al, 2016). This increase in temperature could endanger marine species in a similar way to El Niño-related events which have been associated with the death of 70 percent of the penguins, 90 percent of the sea lions or 50 % of the cormorants in the Galapagos Islands (Palacios, et. al., 2011).


Middle East and North African governments have identified common needs to boost climate change adaptation and resilience

ReliefWeb

Wednesday 5 April 2017

Government delegations from 13 Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries have met to address long–term climate change challenges and to consider National Adaptation Plans (NAPs). Countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are particularly vulnerable to climate change-induced water-scarcity and extreme temperatures. Climate change is likely to intensify the effects of drought, which is currently one of the biggest environmental challenges facing the region. Urban and coastal areas are projected to be impacted by flooding and sea surges. The effects of climate change are also anticipated to further exacerbate conflicts and threats to human security in the region. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Environment brought together more than 30 policy-makers from Environment, Planning and Finance Ministries from MENA countries – supported by more than 25 representatives from UN agencies and other development partners – for a three-day workshop from 3-5 April 2017.

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A debut cookbook of climate-resilient recipes

ReliefWeb

Tuesday 4 April 2017

UNDP launched a new cookbook looking at how climate change is affecting food security in developing countries and how communities are adapting their traditional recipes to survive. The new cookbook, ‘Adaptive Farms, Resilient Tables’, was launched on Monday night in Brooklyn. It features traditional recipes from six countries – Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Haiti, Mali, Niger and Sudan – and tells the personal stories of how people have coped when their traditional sources of food began to change.

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