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The scale of the climate challenge facing Myanmar

By Georgina Wade Today, Myanmar is in the midst of a fight that will determine the future of its democracy. While this inevitably demands the full attention and energy of the population, the future holds other challenges of its own. The military takeover came just as the government was preparing for a crucial year for…

National Event in Belize Validates Green Climate Fund (GCF) Country Programme through a Virtual Structured Dialogue

Belize’s Ministry of Finance Economic Development and Investment (MFEDI) – the National Designated Authority (NDA) to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) – in collaboration with Willis Towers Watson’s Climate Resilience Hub (CRH) convened a three-day virtual Structured Dialogue to receive stakeholder inputs and validate Belize’s updated Country Programme* for eventual submission to the GCF**. The…

Half a billion people may face heat of 56°C by 2100

By Tim Radford Take today’s heat, apply mathematical logic and consider a murderously hot future, 56°C by 2100, for hundreds of millions. LONDON, 29 March, 2021 − Many millions of people − among them some of the world’s poorest − will be exposed to potentially lethal temperatures on a routine basis. At worst, the mercury could reach…

[Podcast] Building Climate Resilience: Managing Results-Based Adaptation Projects

Guests: Mahamat Assouyouti, Senior Climate Change Specialist, Adaptation Fund, and Martina Dorigo, Program Analyst, Adaptation FundHost: Matt Pueschel, Communications Officer, Adaptation Fund Members of the Adaptation Fund (AF) discuss AF’s Results-Based Management Framework in the context of its diverse portfolio of projects and programmes, and how they are improving lives, livelihoods and ecosystems on the ground…

Virtual structured dialogue to validate Belize’s Country Programme for engagement with the world’s largest public climate fund, Green Climate Fund.

Press release Belize, a Small Islands Developing State (SIDS) with mangrove forests, dense jungles and the largest barrier reef in North America, is exceptionally vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Its geographical location and low-lying topography leave the country exposed to rising sea levels and increased frequency and intensity of tropical storms and hurricanes…

Green space in cities can bring considerable health benefits for communities, but access is unequal

By Ambika Chawla With the arrival of spring, Platte Farm Open Space, located in the diverse, working-class neighborhood of Globeville in north Denver, comes alive with native grasses, pollinator gardens that attract bees and butterflies, and wildflowers, such as Mexican hat, asters, poppies, and Gaillardia. “This is a beautiful amenity — a beautiful piece of…

Event: Online ADB Sanitation Dialogue 2021

The Online ADB Sanitation Dialogue 2021 (ASD 2021) is the prime platform for sanitation practitioners, decision-makers and policymakers, and development partners to convene and discuss the challenges, solutions, and strategies that will lead to systemic change toward inclusive sanitation. ASD 2021 is an opportunity to raise awareness and action on increasing access to sanitation that…

How droughts and floods lead to migration — and 7 things governments can do to help

By Cameron Fioret and Nidhi Nagabhatla Extreme water events affecting water for drinking, cooking, washing and agriculture drive migration all over the world. Earlier this year, cyclone Eloise battered Mozambique, displacing 100,000 to 400,000 people and weakening the country’s infrastructure. People displaced by the storm were in need of food, hygiene kits and personal protective equipment…

Sea levels are rising fastest in big cities – here’s why

By Sally Brown and Robert James Nicholls It is well known that climate-induced sea level rise is a major threat. What is less well know is the threat of sinking land. And in many of the most populated coastal areas, the land is sinking even faster than the sea is rising. Parts of Tokyo for…

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