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June 2013

Joint action for Climate Change Response and Disaster Reduction in Thua Thien Hue Province

28 June 2013

Hội thảo ứng phó với biến đổi khí hậu, giảm nhẹ thiên tai

Cập nhật  08:44 30/06/13


 Ngày 29/6, Liên hiệp các tổ chức hữu nghị tỉnh Thừa Thiên - Huế phối hợp với Trung tâm phát triển nông thôn bền vững tổ chức hội thảo “cùng hành động để ứng phó với biến đổi khí hậu và giảm nhẹ thiên tai tại Thừa Thiên -Huế”.

Từ nhiều năm nay, tỉnh Thừa Thiên - Huế đã triển khai khá toàn diện chương trình hành động ứng phó biến đổi khí hậu và giảm nhẹ thiên tai tại các địa phương trên địa bàn, trong đó đặc biệt chú trọng đến các địa phương chịu ảnh hưởng nhiều từ biến đổi khí hậu như vùng ven phá Tam

Theatre play "The pang of Water God"

25 June 2013

DWF has started an activity for JANI (Joint Advocacy Network Initiative - ECHO DIPECHO funded project) about Theatre play as a tool to communicate with communities about disaster risk reduction.

A first play has been written and prepared in Hue, and perfomed by non professional in Hong Chu Commune. Evaluation of the content has been discussed with several groups from audience (children, teen agers, men, women, old people, local authorities). Great appreciation !

In the next weeks, DWF will collaborate with JANI partners to prepare/perfom a play in Northen Vietnam and in Mekong Delta.


8 points on financing climate change adaptation in urban areas

22 June 2013

from International Institute for Environment and Development

  As the urgent need for climate change adaptation becomes clearer, so three issues come to the fore. The first is the cost. Many estimates suggest that trillions of dollars are needed, with little idea of where these might come from. The second is whether governments and international agencies will act with the needed urgency. The third is whether those who need to act get the support they require. A meeting on Financing Urban Adaptation to Climate Change held at IIED on the 13-14 June highlighted eight points to guide funding.

Equity takes centre stage

1 June 2013

Some more vulnerable than others

JOHANNESBURG, 30 May 2013 (IRIN) - As aid officials haggle over ways to reduce developing countries’ disasters risks, they are increasingly looking to target the inequalities that make some communities more vulnerable than others.

These inequalities fell under the spotlight at the recently concluded Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva, a meeting that considered a successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), the global plan to make the world safer from natural hazards, which concludes in 2015. The new action plan, the Hyogo Framework for