UNU-EHS newsletter 4 : Gender and migration, World Risk Report 2015, loss and damage and much more

  • 2016•04•14     Bonn

    Gender and Migration Photo by UNU-EHS/Andrea Milan

    Gender and migration in the context of climate change

    Gender is an often discussed but neglected perspective of climate change. Migration is one adaptation strategy to climate change, and since women and men experience migration differently, a gendered perspective offers important guidance for the formulation of policies. Read more

    WRR-NYC- Photo by Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations

    Presentation of the World Risk Report 2015 in New York

    The World Risk Report 2015 was presented at the German House in New York on 26 February 2016. The event was opened by H.E Ambassador Harald Braun, Permanent Representative of Germany and H.E. Ambassador Masud Bin Momen, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh. The high level event was attended by more than 100 diplomats, UN officials and scientists. Read more

    Simulating climate change

    Simulating climate change

    375 students, 135 universities and 20 teams from across the world participated in this student simulation competition on climate change and the COP 21 in Paris. Deepal Doshi, a student of UNU-EHS and University of Bonn’s joint Master’s program, participated and won. The simulation is organized by Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) in collaboration with the United Nations University – MERIT and Maastricht Graduate School of Governance in the Netherlands. Read more

    Non-economic Loss and Damage Photo by UNU-EHS/ Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson

    What money cannot buy back: non-economic loss and damage

    The Paris Agreement aims to scale up global efforts to minimize loss and damage for countries facing climatic stress and poses the critical question: loss and damage of what? While there are tremendous economic losses due to climatic stress which need to be compensated financially, there are also losses that money cannot buy back, such as loss of identity, place, health, cultural heritage or biodiversity. Read more

    Group-Photo-Twin-Sea-Use Photo by the Indonesian Institute of Sciences

    TWIN-SEA Workshop explores disaster risk reduction in Indonesia and South East Asia

    The Third International TWIN-SEA Workshop co-organized by UNU-EHS and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) brought together around 50 participants from academia and research institutions, Indonesian line ministries, the Indonesian government, German and Indonesian private sectors, international organizations and non-government organizations. Read more

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