climate change

Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate

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15/01/2018 to 04/03/2018

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TH Köln University of Applied Sciences; United Nations Environment

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Agreement on new international Space Climate Observatory

Air quality monitoring for Copernicus. Image: ESA/ATG medialab.

On 12 December, two years after the adoption of the landmark Paris Agreement, participants gathered in France to discuss new actions on

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Applications open for United Nations/Germany International Conference on International Cooperation Towards Low-Emission and Resilient Societies, 22-24 November, Bonn

International Conference on International Cooperation Towards Low-Emission and Resilient Societies

Disaster risk reduction and combating climate change and its effects are integral parts of social and economic development, and are essential if development is to be sustainable for the future. This is recognized by the Sustainable Development Goals that were launched in September 2015.

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United Nations/Germany International Conference

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United Nations/Germany International Conference on International Cooperation Towards Low-Emission and Resilient Societies

United Nations/Germany International Conference on International Cooperation Towards Low-Emission and Resilient Societies

Disaster risk reduction and combating climate change and its effects are integral parts of social and economic development, and are essential if development is to be sustainable for the future. This is recognized by the Sustainable Development Goals that were launched in September 2015.

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Information Management in Disaster Risk Management Decision Making workshop in Solomon Islands

 Information Management in Disaster Risk Management Decision Making workshop in Solomon Islands

From 27 February to 2 March 2017, World Vision, Oxfam, the University of Auckland in New Zealand and the National Disaster Management Office of the Solomon Islands organized the “Information Management in Disaster Risk Management Decision Making” workshop in Honiara, Solomon Islands. It was hosted by National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) of the Solomon Islands.

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Information Management in Disaster Risk Management Decision Making workshop in Solomon Islands

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Innovative tool to monitor water surface levels

Sentinel-2 maps changes in inland water bodies. Image: courtesy of ESA

Scientists from the Join Research Center collaborating with Google have quantified changes in global water surface which are documented in interactive maps they created for the modifications happening over the past three decades.

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Satellite detects slower growth of Arctic ice

Arctic sea ice by 2016. Image: Courtesy of NASA

Satellite CryoSat from ESA detected that Arctic ice volume on November 2016 were the lowest and similar to records from the same month in 2011 and 2012. The ice has increased by only 10%, a low figure, for the beginning of the winter season.

CryoSat calculates surface height variation of ice with extreme precision thanks to tools like the radar altimeter that allow accurate documentation of changes in volume.

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Drought triggers National Emergency in Bolivia

Bolivia. Image: NASA

On 21 November 2016 president Evo Morales declared a national emergency due to a severe and extended drought intensified by El Nino. The reservoirs providing water to the Bolivian capital, La Paz, are almost dry, provoking water rationing in that city.

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UNOOSA participates in the Earth Info Day at CoP 22

Participants at the Earth Info Day

On Tuesday 08 November 2016, UNFCCC organized the “Earth Info Day” during CoP 22 as part of the SBSTA activities.  The event was used to showcase the benefits of

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DLR Climate Change Conference 2016 inaugurated

DLR Conference on Climate Change 2016

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) inaugurated the DLR Conference on Climate Change 2016 to provide a discussion forum on the considerable challenges in atmospheric climate research, on ways in which space and atmospheric research can support the requirements of climate protection and to identify tools and methods for a continuous monitoring process to ensure adherence to climate change agreements.  The Co

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