Climate Change Adaptation in the News

April 2019

April 2019

Cambodia Seeks to Align National Disaster Strategy with SDGs, Sendai Framework, Paris Agreement

IISD

Tuesday 16 April 2019

With the support of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) , Cambodia has is moving forward with consultations to improve its resilience and reduce disaster risk. On April 5, representatives of government, the UN system and civil society convened for a workshop  to address the development of a Strategic National Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction (NAP-DRR) for 2019-2023. UNDP and UNISDR are providing technical assistance to help develop the strategy, which is expected to prioritize and articulate guidelines and direction for stakeholders on DRR implementation in Cambodia over the next five years.

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UNDP Administrator's Statement at the 99th Meeting of the Development Committee

UNDP

Saturday 13 April 2019

An inclusive and dynamic global economy is essential to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Global economic growth is expected to remain steady in 2019 and 2020; however, there are increasing signs that it may have peaked. UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner's remarks as prepared for delivery.


UNDP Administrator's Statement at the 39th Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee

UNDP

Saturday 13 April 2019

A dynamic and inclusive global economy is central to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. It is critical to address not only short-term risks - financial stress and volatility, high debt levels, escalating trade disputes and geopolitical tensions - but also longer-term sustainable development challenges, including tackling inequalities and climate change. UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner's remarks as prepared for delivery.

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Papua New Guinea to develop online monitoring tool for national Disaster Risk Reduction Framework 2017-2030

EMTV Online

Friday 5 April 2019

In support of implementation of the national Disaster Risk Reduction Framework 2017-2030, the PNG National Disaster Centre, in close collaboration with UNDP, UNISDR and Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC) has organized a series of workshops in Port Moresby. Attended by twenty representatives from government agencies, academia, partner agencies, NGOs, faith-based organisations, civil society organisations and the private sector, the workshops focused on NDRRF/the Sendai Monitoring and Reporting Tool. "In the wake of climate change, Papua New Guinea continues to experience disasters of increased frequency and magnitude,  impacting the lives of ordinary Papua New Guineans, our economy, environment and infrastructure," said Edward Vrkic, UNDP Senior Climate Change Advisor.

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Linking the global resilience agenda and national policies key to disaster risk reduction in Cambodia

ReliefWeb

Friday 5 April 2019

With technical assistance from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Cambodia’s National Committee for Disaster Management has hosted its first consultative workshop towards developing a National Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction.

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Bangladesh receives $10m from the Adaptation Fund for vulnerable small islands

Dhaka Tribune

Thursday 4 April 2019

The Adaptation Fund, for the first time, has approved a $10 million for a project in Bangladesh, aiming to enhance the resilience of vulnerable communities of small islands and riverine charland islands. The project titled “Adaptation Initiative for Climate Vulnerable Offshore Small Island and Riverine Charland in Bangladesh” is jointly being implemented by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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UNDP Administrator Remarks at ECOSOC Special Meeting on response to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe

UNDP

Tuesday 2 April 2019

UNDP Administrator Remarks at ECOSOC Special Meeting on response to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe: "The severity of this crisis is a stark reminder of the impact of climate change when coupled with conditions of pervasive poverty, inequality and insecurity. Apart from the many lives lost and livelihoods disrupted, we are seeing a particularly severe impact on public and private infrastructure in all three affected countries. The cross-border and sub-regional ramifications of the disaster are also clearly apparent. These disasters are growing in severity and impact and are contributing to the low development indicators in the region. Most of the people affected are those with the least capacity to cope with the impact of disasters..."

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