If this email is not displayed properlyclick here.

Subscribe to PEDRR Weekly News Alert
Weekly News Alert
Issue 200 - March 6 - March 10, 2017
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
From new beans to ancient plants, drought-busting crops take root
Accelerating soil degradation and deforestation exacerbates the effects of drought, putting farmers at risk worldwide. The race to find and improve drought-resistant crops has become ever more important. Check out the drought-tolerant crops and methods farmers are now using to combat drought here.
What’s holding back green infrastructure in Australia
Green infrastructure is now a hot topic in Australia for its many benefits, such as improving storm water management and reducing urban heat island effects. However, despite the growing interest to install green roofs and vertical gardens, many projects never get off the ground. Learn about challenges local governments face and ways to support development of green infrastructure here.
Project Insights
New project holds promise of climate resilience for communities
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre is implementing community-based coastal protection projects in Jamaica. Adopting an ecosystem-based adaptation approach, projects include replanting mangroves to reduce vulnerability to climate change impacts. At the same time, they target to create new livelihood opportunities for locals. Learn more here.
Disaster Risk Management Special Short Course
The Gravitazz Institute for Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management is currently offering a special short course designed to equip disaster risk management stakeholders face crisis situations. They are offering 4 modules, which includes a module for climate change and water resource management in drought-prone areas. This five-day course will be offered in Johannesburg, South Africa from 03-07 April 2017. For more course details, check it out here.
Call for Submission by Young Scientists and Researchers
Policy Briefs for DRR Edition of Youth Publication
The UN Major Group for Children and Youth is now calling for submission of policy briefs or articles for the DRR Edition of the Youth Science-Policy Interface Publication. Topics for submission by young scientists and researchers are flexible. Submit your articles or policy briefs on Eco-DRR here by 09 April 2017. For inquiries, please contact
Science Technology Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction: Asian and Pacific Perspectives

The report presents a framework for using science and technology to promote disaster risk reduction and resilient development in Pacific Island Countries. They discuss the use of technology for ecosystem revitalization and environmental conservation.  Access to the full report here.
Special Thanks

PEDRR would like to thank Natalia T. D'Alessandro who completed her internship with UN Environment and the PEDRR Secretariat. She has greatly contributed to PEDRR’s social media, project support functions, website updates and other assignments. We wish her all the best in the future.
Job Vacancies
Research Team Leaders
Organization: Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Science
Location: Yunnan, China
Closing Date: After appropriate candidate is found
Regional Technical Specialist for Climate Change Mitigation and Energy
Organization: UNDP
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Closing Date: 17 March 2017
Communication Intern
Organization: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Closing Date: 14 March 2017

For more information please see PEDRR's LinkedIn.
Disaster Risk Reduction Internship
Organization: UN Environment, Post-Conflict and Disaster Management Branch
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closing Date: 19 March 2017

Consultancy-Crisis Management Systems Expert
Organization: World Bank
Location: Remote or Visiting
Closing Date: 15 March 2017

Programme Officer-ReTTA
Organization: TRAFFIC International
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Closing Date: 15 March 2017

Please send your news alert for us to feature:
News Writer: Ka Sik Tong
Copyright ©  2017 Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR), All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you are subscribed to Friends of PEDRR.
For a better experience, please subscribe with a personal email adress (gmail, yahoo, hotmail etc.)

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences