Second Meeting of WIM ExCom – kick-off for the NELD expert group

The second meeting of the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism took place on 2 - 5 February 2016 in Bonn, Germany. Among other topics, ExCom members discussed the tasks and composition of a NELD expert group. See here for the working group outcomes on the issue. The discussion took place in the context of the two-year workplan that the ExCom is tasked with fulfilling by the end of 2016. Action Area 4 calls for the establishment of an expert group on NELD. All other mee...
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“The river and school fees are devouring my land.” – A story from Bangladesh by Thomas Loster and Christian Barthelt

[The following text originally appears as a blog post under the Munich Re Foundation] Gulnahar is proud. More than twenty women and children crowd into her little hut while she is being interviewed by students from the Resilience Academy. Gulnahar was born in Singpur and once inherited land from her father. She owns a small house and a garden, and has a son – Mahmud – her pride and joy. So that Mahmud can one day live a better life, he must attend school. The village has enough elementary s...
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NELD Story by Erin Derrington

Eastern Bangladesh - “Ask the decision makers to help… we want to stay here.”  Author: Erin Derrington This was Aiyesha’s urgent plea at the end of our nearly two hour talking session in a hot tin schoolhouse in the village of Singpur in eastern Bangladesh. Just east of Nikli, Singpur has lived with the floods of the Ghorautra River, but the river is gaining ground. It is hard to imagine that for half of the year the swollen channel our small boat motored across for over an hour is dry. ...
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L&D Workshop at COP21 in Paris

Join Dr Saleemul Huq, executive director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) & Dr François Gemenne, executive director of Politics of the Earth at Sciences Po, for a discussion on opportunities and challenges facing loss and damage in the UNFCCC and beyond. Participants will have the opportunity to share their actions on L&D and engage in open discussions. More information here.
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Public Lecture in Bonn: Erik Gómez-Baggethun speaking at ZEF

Erik Gómez-Baggethun will give a talk on Scope and limits for market-based instruments in environmental governance: The case of ecosystem services. Date: November 16th, 4:30-5:30 pm. Venue: Center for Development Research (ZEF), Walter-Flex-Straße 3, 53113 Bonn The session is chaired by ZEF senior researcher Jan Börner ZEF’s public lectures are free to enter and no registration is required. About the speaker: Erik Gómez-Baggethun is a Research Professor at the Norwegian Institute for N...
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