The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) today signed grant and project agreements to help PNG build its resilience to the impacts of climate change.
UNEP stands ready to assist in the implementation of the ASEAN agreement on transboundary haze pollution and achieving the vision of Haze-free ASEAN by 2020 if not before.
On Oct. 13, which is designated the International Day for Disaster Reduction by the United Nations, the kick-off seminar for the Disaster Risk Reduction Training Program for Latin America and the Caribbean in Chile — also known as the KIZUNA Project — was held in Santiago, Chile's capital.
Studies & Presentations
Given a poverty line, a person who is non-poor (poor) currently may not be treated as non-poor (poor) in a vulnerable situation. The poverty line is adjusted in the presence of vulnerability such that the utility of a person at the current poverty line and that at the adjusted poverty line become identical. Using an additive model of vulnerability, it is shown that if the utility function obeys constant Arrow-Pratt absolute risk aversion, then the harmonized poverty line is a simple absolute augmentation of the current poverty line.
The Pacific Possible: Climate change and Disaster Resilience report highlights the costs of making Pacific coastlines more resilient to climate change, which vary between one and thirteen percent of GDP across all Pacific Island countries, with higher costs in atoll island states such as Kiribati and Marshall Islands.