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Issue 199 - February 27 - March 3, 2017
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
Featured Article
Natural Flood Management
Natural flood management (NFM) describes an approach to reduce flood risks through the alteration, restoration or use of landscape features to reduce flood risk. NFM targets to reduce the scale and impact of flooding, and to improve flood water management downstream. Read more about NFM approaches and case studies here.
Researchers Use Google Street View to Map Ecosystem Services
Using nearly 100,000 images extracted from Google Street View, researchers from the Future Cities Laboratory at the Singapore-ETH Centre have developed a method to map and quantify how trees in the city help regulate ecosystem services. For more information, access the article.
São Paulo Course on Climate Change: Scientific basis, adaptation, vulnerability and mitigation
This short course will take place from 03 to 15 July 2017 at the University de São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil and is organized by the INterdisciplinary CLimate INvestigation cEnter (INCLINE) and the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI). About 100 applicants, 50 from Brazil and 50 from other countries will be selected to participate in the training. Deadline for applications is 31 March 2017. For more information, access the website and the application form
UN Environment Finance Initiative Courses: Environmental and Social Risk Analysis | Corporate Eco-efficiency in Financial Institutions 
Offered by UN Environment Finance Initiative and partners, these training courses aim to bring about how to establish and implement environmental and social risk management systems within financial institutions. Courses are available in English, Spanish or French in various dates. Access the UNEP FI website and the ESRA and CEFI course pages for more information.
New Report Suggesting a Multi-Sector Approach to Support Climate Change Adaptation Planning 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published the report on ‘Evaluating Urban Resilience to Climate Change: A Multi-Sector Approach’, describing a flexible tool that cities could use to identify the risks and priorities for increasing urban resilience and adaptation to climate change. Access the report here.
Project Insight
East Africa: Healthy Nile Basin Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Nile Basin Initiative, in collaboration with the German Development Agency (GIZ), is implementing a programme to support healthy wetlands in the Nile Basin for disaster risk reduciton. Find out more here.
Job Vacancies
GIS Application Developer
Organization: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Closing Date: 20 March 2017

Consultant Team: External Evaluation for NorGross Supported Disaster Risk Reduction Project in Vietnam
Organization: Norwegian Red Cross
Location: Multiple locations, Vietnam
Closing Date: 15 March 2017

Finance and Administration Officer, Forest Landscape Restoration Programme
Organization: International Union for Conservation of Nature(IUCN)
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Closing date: 17 March 2017

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.
Programme Officer – P4
Organization: United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat
Location: Bonn, Germany
Closing Date:
22 March 2017
Liaison (Coordination) Officer – P4
Organization: United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Closing Date: 22 March 2017

Programme Officer (Partnerships) – P4
Organization: United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat
Geneva, Switzerland
Closing Date: 22 March 2017
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News Writer: Natalia T. D'Alessandro & Ka Sik Tong
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