CDP is currently working to spark a dialogue with financial regulators on the links between the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (for financial institutions to disclose climate-related risk) and the need to improve water security in our priority countries. To do this, we are actively sharing water-related data and insights; and making relevant policy recommendations. We aim to ensure that the world’s largest banks and insurance firms are disclosing the impact that their financing activities have on water resources.
IOM’s work on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and environmental degradation contributes to the efforts of Member States to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) 2015-2030 by advancing mobility-based strategies in disaster risk reduction and resilience, paying particular attention to at-risk communities, migrants and other vulnerable mobile populations.
IOM hosted the secretariat for the Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC) Initiative, a government-led effort co-chaired by the United States and the Philippines, aimed to improve the protection of migrants when the countries in which they live, work, study, transit, or travel experience a natural disaster or conflict.
MICIC Guidelines to Protect Migrants in Countries Experiencing Conﬂict or Natural Disaster.
IOM, together with the UNHCR, is a Standing Invitee to the Platform on Disaster Displacement’s Steering Group, and plays a key role in supporting States’ efforts to implement the Nansen Initiative Protection Agenda and the priorities identified by the Platform’s Steering Group, which are directly in line with IOM’s vision and action on addressing displacement and human mobility associated with natural disasters and climate change.
Nansen Initiative Protection Agenda
The UNCCD is also the custodian agency for SDG indicator 15.3.1 (“Proportion of land that is degraded over total land area”) to monitor progress towards achieving SDG target 15.3. Indicator SDG 15.3.1 has been upgraded to Tier 2 in November 2017.
Land degradation is defined as “the reduction or loss of the biological or economic productivity and complexity of rain fed cropland, irrigated cropland, or range, pasture, forest and woodlands resulting from a combination of pressures, including land use and management practices”. Total land area is the total surface area of a country less the area covered by inland waters, like major rivers and lakes. The indicator is expressed as a percent.
Information on the proportion of land that is degraded over total land area is going to be regularly collected and analysed by the UNCCD through its national reporting and review process beginning in 2018, and every four years thereafter.
With an ever-increasing number of people on the move, migration and its effects will be defining features of societies and environment in the 21st century. Exposing the linkages between human mobility, the environment and disasters is especially relevant in the context of the post Hyogo Framework for Action and ongoing dialogues on the global post-2015 development agenda.
Enabling and managing migrations will be key both for reducing one of the root causes of risk and for ensuring sufficient protection to especially vulnerable people in the wake of a crisis, allowing societies to fully benefit from mobility’s development potential.
Research project dealing with the emerging topic of citizen science (particulary important for SDG monitoring).
Adeline Pierre - Joining the community to go jogging and pick up trash along the way. Simultaneously advocating for Climate Change
Implementing a Ridge to Reef approach to preserve ecosystem Services, sequester Carbon, improve climate resilience and sustain livelihoods in Fiji.