climate change adaptation

International Plant Health Conference "Protecting Plant Health in a changing world"

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
International Plant Health Conference "Protecting Plant Health in a changing world" logo. Image: FAO

The session will gather experts in the use of remote sensing from different regions to discuss global scientific, technical and regulatory plant health matters. Partcipants will receive a copy of the policy brief "Fostering the use of satellite Remote Sensing to support Plant Health surveillance activities" jointry produced by Eurisy and Euphresco.

The following four themes will be discussed in a series of workshops, scientific and regulatory symposia and side events:






28/06/2021 to 01/07/2021


Paasitorni Conference Centre

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  • Finland

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FAO, International Plant Protection Convention

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IFRC says humanitarian need could double without urgent action on climate change

Les Cayes, southern Haiti, 5 October 2016 after Hurricane Matthew has struck the area. Image: Jethro J. Sérémé / American Red Cross / IFRC.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) - the world's largest humanitarian organization - released a report estimating the growth of humanitarian need if current human activities continue. Published this month, "The Cost of Doing Nothing" paints a bleak picture of global need for humanitarian assistance doubling to 200 million. The price tag, the report projects, could come to $20 billion annually. 


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Tue, 24/09/2019 - 09:22 QGIS Plugin

New research report suggests methods for mapping multiple climate hazard risks in South Asia

Report on Mapping Multiple Climate-related Hazards in South Asia

Countries experience multiple climate-related risks that vary spatially and in time, with the combined impact of such risks carrying severe consequences for the population. A new collaborative research study by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) identifies the need to carry out regional level assessments of these risks in South Asia.

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Tue, 04/07/2017 - 10:48

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Honduras and Colombia share knowledge to reduce disaster risks

Hurricane Mitch approaching Honduras in 1998 (Image: NASA)

Honduran and Colombian authorities participated in an exchange of knowledge to reduce disaster risk. Representatives from national and municipal authorities from both countries did a study visit in Colombia, preparatory sessions and workshops to share their experience. 

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Wed, 08/04/2015 - 12:22

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)

The UN General Assembly adopted the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction in December 1999 and established UNDRR, the secretariat to ensure its implementation. UNDRR, the UN office for disaster risk reduction, is also the focal point in the UN system for the coordination of disaster risk reduction and the implementation of the international blueprint for disaster risk reduction - the "Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters".


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UN-SPIDER organizes pre-event to AMCDRR

The pre-conference event highlighted the usefulness of space technologies

UN-SPIDER and World Bank's Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) successfully organized a pre-conference event of the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) in Bangkok. The event entitled "Investing in Geospatial and space-based information to support Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change Adaptation investment" was held on 22 June at the Bangkok Convention Center.


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Mon, 23/06/2014 - 09:33

Philippines produces 3D hazard map for floods

View of a 3D map of flood-prone Cagayan de Oro

In the context of its climate change adaptation efforts, the Philippine government has begun producing 3D flood hazard maps to help make better planning decisions about flood risks, as reported. The Philippines are a country heavily affected by devastating floods and strong precipitation.


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Thu, 26/09/2013 - 10:20

Scientists map Vulnerability to Climate Change

Satellites, such as ESA's Proba-V, can monitor vegetation intactness from space.

Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Queensland, and Stanford University have produced a world map indicated the most and least vulnerable areas to climate change, as ScienceDaily reported. With this map, that indicates the global distribution of the climate stability/ecoregional intactness relationship, the authors aim to support governments, environmental agencies, and donors to identify areas where to best invest in adaptation efforts.

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Wed, 18/09/2013 - 11:15

Space Technologies for Climate Change: Conference successfully concluded

On 4 September 2013, UNOOSA and LAPAN, the Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space, successfully concluded a three-day conference focusing on integrated Space technology applications to climate change. The Conference brought together around 150 Indonesian and international experts from the space, the environment, academia and the climate change community as well as decision makers from Member States and from national, regional, and international organizations.


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Wed, 04/09/2013 - 17:52

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