United Nations University - Institute for Environment & Human Security (UNU-EHS) Quarterly Newsletter No.4
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

In the Media

The countries most vulnerable to climate change are among the poorest and least able to respond. How to resolve that dilemma and help these places adapt to a warming world remains among the knottiest problems facing climate financing. IRIN News


Call for Applications

The University for Peace (UPEACE) and UNU-EHS are pleased to invite applications for a specialized certificate online training course on the topic of “Climate Change, International Law and Human Security”. This six week online course will be co-taught by experts from both institutions and will take place from 18 April to 27 May 2016.  

New Publications

Overview of groundwater for emergency use and human security 
Water resources and their management are critical to human security and are essential for achieving sustainable development. Read More

Advancing Risk and Vulnerability Assessment for Decision-Making and Research – Case Study from the German-Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System (GITEWS) Project
This dissertation charts a course for advancing applied risk and vulnerability assessment with the aim to increase its applicability and utility for processes of risk and vulnerability reduction.  Read More

Quand est-ce que les ménages bénéficient de la migration?: Aperçus issus de milieux vulnérables en Haïti 
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