World Bank: Climate Change Adaptation Could Cost $75-100 bn/yr / Banco Mundial: la adaptación al cambio climático costará US$75.000-100.000 millones al añoWednesday, September 30th, 2009
From the World Bank:
Adapting to Climate Change to Cost US$75-100 Billion a year
New global estimate for cost of adaptation to climate change in developing countries
The costs of adaptation to climate change in developing countries will be in the order of US$75-100 billion per year for the period 2010 to 2050 according to preliminary findings in [...]
Oxfam Argues for New Global Climate Adaptation Fund / Oxfam aboga por un nuevo fondo mundial para adaptación al cambio climáticoSunday, September 20th, 2009
From Oxfam International:
Rich countries must not raid aid to pay climate debt
A new Oxfam report has today warned that at least 4.5 million children could die unless world leaders deliver additional funds to help poor countries fight the growing impact of climate change, rather than diverting it from existing aid promises.
The warning comes as world [...]
I’ve discussed in the past here on The Temas Blog some of the challenges Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) faces in meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for water supply and sanitation (here, here, here and here), particularly in providing these services to the region’s poor.
The Water and Sanitation Programme (WSP), a multi-donor [...]
From the World Health Organization (WHO):
New network to combat noncommunicable diseases
Noncommunicable diseases such as heart attacks, strokes, cancers, diabetes, respiratory diseases and common injuries account for the vast majority of all global deaths, but because they are not yet included as priorities in the global development agenda, donors and international organizations have yet to pledge [...]
This year’s recipients of the SEED Awards were announced yesterday by the SEED Initiative at a reception linked to this year’s session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), and several of the recipients were from Latin America.
What is the SEED Award and who is the SEED Initiative? you ask. The Initiative was founded [...]
I am in New York attending the Seventh Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-17). This Session is focused on the thematic cluster of agriculture, rural development, land, drought, desertification and Africa. As is the case with the opening day of most such international fora, today all too many opening [...]
In a prior post I discussed how a new web portal (Portal ODM) has been created in Brazil, with help from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UNICEF, that would allow anyone who wishes to track (and perhaps influence) Brazil’s progress at the municipal level toward achieving the the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).*
It is fascinating to watch how technology is transforming development policy in developing countries, how it is shaped, influenced and tracked, and how it is used to heighten the involvement of local communities and community actors in the process. Here’s one example: the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will unveil [...]
Recently 14 United Nations (UN) agencies* released a report (English, Spanish) reviewing the status of efforts of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) nations toward meeting the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The report addresses the following health-specific MDGs:
reducing the under-five mortality rate by 2/3 between 1990 and 2015;
reducing the maternal mortality ratio by 3/4 between 1990 [...]
From the World Bank:
World Leaders Call for More Investment in Global Health
A new high-level taskforce* set up to find new ways to finance better health results in poor countries has held its inaugural meeting in Doha at the UN Financing For Development Summit in Qatar.
“This is a unique moment for us all. These are extraordinary, [...]