Manila Coalition of Vulnerable Nations Raise Level of Ambition for Paris Climate AgreementNov 11, 2015The Climate Vulnerable Forum issues the Manila Communique which highlights the vulnerability of more than 1 billion people living in countries represented in Manila and already suffering serious consequences of global warming.
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Little things that can make a big differenceJun 18, 2015The launch of the Valley Fault System Atlas has tipped us in direction we should very much welcome. It has provided us the basis on which we can make informed decisions.
The topography of disaster risk reduction: UNDP maps out hazard awareness in typhoon-affected communitiesJun 17, 2014The conversation has begun in some of Typhoon Haiyan’s hardest hit communities thanks to a mapping project implemented by Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that began this week in Tacloban, Philippines.
UNDP and DENR launch $4.5M grant-making project for biodiversity conservationMay 21, 2014A US$4.5M grant facility was recently launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to support the initiatives of NGOs and local community groups on biodiversity conservation.
Support needed for 64,000 people displaced in ZamboangaMay 21, 2014Eight months after fighting broke out between a faction of the Moro National Liberation Front and the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Zamboanga City on 9 September, more than 64,000 people who fled the fighting remain displaced within the city and in need of humanitarian support.
Six months since Haiyan, Konno donates money for Philippine rebuildingMay 8, 2014Japanese actress and writer Misako Konno has donated 1 million yen (approximately US$ 10,200) to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to help rebuild the Philippines following devastating Typhoon Haiyan.
In partnership with UNDP, Gov’t agencies and LGUs come together to discuss how to fast-track implementation of recovery plans in nine hard-hit municipalities of Eastern SamarMay 8, 2014United Nations Development Programme and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) launched today ‘Harmonizing Agencies’ Initiatives for Post-Yolanda Actions’ (HAIYAN), a project aimed at the fast track implementation of recovery plans in nine of the hardest hit municipalities in Eastern Samar. Part of UNDP’s support to Yolanda recovery efforts, the project aims to synchronize recovery efforts of various line agencies and local government units by mapping out priority areas for funding.
Urgent needs remain six months after super typhoonMay 7, 2014Six months after Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) struck the Central Philippines on 8 November, the humanitarian situation has stabilized across the affected regions. The progress remains fragile, however, as millions of survivors require ongoing assistance. The most pressing needs are related to shelter and restoring people’s livelihoods.
UNDP heralds progress from emergency to recovery six months following Typhoon HaiyanMay 7, 2014Six months since one of the most destructive disasters hit the Philippines, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says the transition is well underway from emergency to recovery.
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- The report and analysis compiled by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the Belgian-based Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) demonstrates that since the first UN climate change conference (COP1) in 1995, 606,000 lives have been lost and 4.1 billion people have been injured, left homeless or in need of emergency assistance as a result of weather-related disasters. “Economic losses are a major development challenge for many least developed countries battling climate change and poverty,” she continued," says Margareta Wahlström, head of UNISDR. 11 hours ago
- In the lead up to the Climate Change Conference in Paris in the first week of December, the United Nations Development Programme - UNDP underscores the importance for Indigenous peoples (IP) to be heard during the international conference.#COP21 Yesterday AT 11:50 PM
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