UNDP, WFP, Others Partners To Confront Climate Change In Arab Region

UNDP: Confronting climate change as an accelerator of crisis
In a blog post, Kishan Khoday, team leader for climate change, disaster risk reduction, and resilience at UNDP’s Regional Hub for Arab States, and Oscar Ekdahl, program officer for climate change and disaster risk reduction in the Middle East and North Africa at WFP, discuss climate change in the Arab region, “where many of the countries affected by conflict are also among the region’s top climate risk hotspots.” The authors note that partners are establishing a regional SDG Climate Facility, which “will be led by regional partners at the League of Arab States and the Arab Water Council and will serve as a platform to develop the capacity of countries to take action on climate change in a way that brings dividends for both the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and for humanitarian objectives — combating poverty and fragility, building resilience of food and water resources, and promoting peace and security” (11/3).

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