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Qatar's Voluntary National Report for the Midterm Review of the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (MTR SF).
Hot summers are becoming a regular occurrence, but climate change could soon push an environment that is unsustainable for countries along the Arab Gulf and in North Africa, with temperatures exceeding the threshold for human survival. Climate change has also yielded increases in sea level and saltwater intrusion, affecting livelihoods.
NBCUniversal

The purpose of this publication is to detail lessons learned from UNDP’s Climate Change Adaptation work and achievements in the Arab region on achieving sustainable and lasting results. Some lessons include building local capacity at all levels to ensure

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has called for a fundamental shift in the way drought is perceived and managed in the Near East and North Africa region. The agency said in a new report issued today that a more pro-active approach based on the principles of risk reduction is needed to build greater resilience to droughts.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Headquarters

This report reviews drought management across North Africa and the Near East. It includes Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, and Yemen

This report reviews the availability of data in Qatar to report against the indicators recommended to measure the global targets of the Sendai Framework, and identify current gaps.

Climate change is bringing small risks that tropical cyclones will form in the Persian Gulf for the first time, in a threat to unprepared cities such as Dubai or Doha, a US study said on Monday, reports the Guardian. The shallow and warm waters of the Persian Gulf, where cyclones have never been recorded, might generate the storms in future as a side-effect of global warming...
Guardian, the (UK)

This technical summary of the Arab Sustainable Development Report aims to provide an abridged overview of key points and recommendations drawn from the full report, focusing on: (i) the science-policy interface and evidence-based policy in the Arab region


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