Conflicts

A new interactive platform compares the resilience levels of countries to environmental and social impacts

The report compares the levels of vulnerability to conflicts and climate changes among many countries
The report compares the levels of vulnerability to conflicts and climate changes among many countries

Social conflicts and environmental change: what is the economic impact of such a mix? The answer can now be found in a new monitor launched this month by The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, in partnership with the Clingendael Institute, during the Planetary Security Initiative Conference in The Netherlands on December 5th and 6th.

In times of international commitment to a low carbon economy transition, the study innovates by modelling the impacts of both climate change and conflict risks for countries. The indicators also aggregate items like Low Carbon Risk and Economic Resilience.

The report concludes that countries which are highly reliant on carbon intensive industries, like Australia, Russia and Iran, are more vulnerable regarding Low Carbon Risk, while African countries like Rwanda and Uganda reach a good score. On the economic resilience side, North America and Europe are leading the ranking, but countries like Kazakhstan, Botswana, Saudi Arabia and South Korea present a very low level of vulnerability.

Countries which are highly reliant on carbon intensive industries are more vulnerable regarding Low Carbon Risk
Countries which are highly reliant on carbon intensive industries are more vulnerable regarding Low Carbon Risk

According to the consolidated report, the least vulnerable countries are:

  1. Finland
  2. Denmark
  3. Norway
  4. Japan
  5. Netherlands
  6. Sweden
  7. Australia
  8. Slovenia
  9. New Zealand
  10. Austria

The aggregate monitor shows that the most vulnerable countries are in the Middle East and North Africa, due to their conflict history and its role in driving vulnerability. Peacemaking efforts, together with an economic diversification towards a low carbon economy, can drive sustainable development for the most affected regions.

The interactive tool can be found on the Planetary Security website

Link to the full report

Reconstruction d'urgence à Gaza par l'association Medina
Reconstruction d’urgence à Gaza par l’association Medina

Chaque jour, nous découvrons les magnifiques actions de nos Membres, Personnalités et Organisations sur la plateforme Horyou. Ils sont toujours prêts à Agir ! Cette semaine, nous mettons en lumière le travail et les actions de remarquables organisations en France, au Brésil et en Belgique.

Organisation: Association Medina Lieu: France

Projection du film «A Gaza les enfants rêvent aussi »

L’association Medina intervient depuis déjà presque 20 ans auprès des victimes civiles de conflits grâce à des projets dits d’urgence, de post-urgence ou encore de développement. Elle réalise un travail remarquable notamment dans des zônes de conflits comme Alep en Syrie ou dans la bande de Gaza en Palestine. Sur l’initiative de l’Association les Amis de Louis Lecoin, l’association organise le 25 février prochain à Saint Amand Montrand la projection du film « A Gaza les enfants rêvent aussi ». Ce film a été réalisé lors de la dernière mission de l’association dans la bande de Gaza. Une belle occasion de découvrir un peu plus leur travail sur le terrain. Découvrez cette action ici.

Par Laurie Martin

Grupo para estimulação da linguagem para terceira idade
Grupo para estimulação da linguagem para terceira idade

Organização: Associação Terapêutica de Estimulação Auditiva e Linguagem(ATEAL) Localização: Brasil

Grupo de Estimulação de Linguagem para Idosos

Associação Terapêutica de Estimulação Auditiva e Linguagem(ATEAL), é uma associação civil, assistencial e de pesquisa, sem fins econômicos, que conta com a atuação de uma diretoria voluntária. A ATEAL é referência no atendimento para o diagnóstico e reabilitação gratuita e permanente, para uma inclusão familiar, social, educacional e profissional. A ATEAl iniciou no dia 18 de janeiro, um grupo para estimulação da linguagem para terceira idade no setor de Distúrbios de Comunicação. O grupo tem como objetivo melhorar a comunicação de idosos que sofreram AVC e tem dificuldades de linguagem. Para saber mais clique aqui.

Por Edriana Oliveira Major

Premier Repair Café : donner une seconde vie aux objets usagés
Premier Repair Café : donner une seconde vie aux objets usagés

Organisation: Ressourc’âges ASBL Lieu: Belgique

Repair Café

Créée en 2014, l’association belge Ressourc’âges a pour mission de sensibiliser les plus jeunes aux thématiques environnementales et au développement durable à travers des jeux ainsi que des animations et ateliers récup’. L’association organise aussi régulièrement des ventes de produits locaux et a lançé cette année un nouveau concept : le Repair Café. Le premier Repair Café de l’association a eu lien fin janvier. Le but de l’événement est de redonner une seconde vie à des objets usagés pour inciter et sensibiliser la population à limiter leurs déchets. Toutes ces actions ont aussi pour but de rassembler et recréer un lien social entre les habitants. Cette première édition fut un succès et la seconde édition est déjà prévue pour mars ! ☺ Découvrez cette action ici.

Par Laurie Martin

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