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Joint Statement on Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction

The thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD CoP 13) is currently taking place in Cancun, Mexico. The CBD CoP runs from 4 - 17 December 2016.

December 6th was designated as Climate Change Day at the Conference of Parties. To mark the occasion, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands prepared a joint statement with UNDP, the European Commission, and the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR).

You can view or download the joint statement here.
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#ClimateIsWater - UNDP Climate Change Project in Lebanon

In the seventh episode of the #ClimateIsWater series is Yara Daou, Project Research Assistant for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Climate Change Projects. This episode highlights some of the work being done by the UNDP Climate Change team at the Lebanese Ministry of Environment (http://climatechange.moe.gov.lb/home) through their pilot project "Rainwater Harvesting from Greenhouse Tops". The project has both climate adaptation and mitigation components in addition to socioeconomic benefits for local farmers. Funding for the project was made available by the Lebanon Recovery Fund. To find out more about this project, visit http://climatechange.moe.gov.lb/newsrwgh.

Make sure to check out this episode and keep checking on the AGWA Blog and the #ClimateIsWater Vimeo Channel (vimeo.com/channels/918234) for future installments.

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