climate change

Romania: Parliament expands the list of people who can retire 2 years earlier

Submitted by siha on Thu, 11/12/2020 - 17:43

Legestart (10.11.2020) The Chamber of Deputies has adopted a legislative proposal that provides for the extension of the categories of persons benefiting from the reduction by 2 years of the standard retirement age because they lived at least 30 years in areas with residual pollution, being introduced another 27 localities, including Bacău , Oneşti, Năvodari, Baraolt, Târgovişte and Titu. The legislative proposal has as object of regulation the modification of paragraph 5 of article 65 of Law no.

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romania
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Old age Pensions
Service quality
Shocks & extreme events
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Building back better after COVID-19: How social protection can help countries prepare for the impacts of climate change

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 07/24/2020 - 17:21

blogs.worldbank.org (14.07.2020) While the world is still in the midst of dealing with the health and socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) shock, one key lesson is already emerging: Social protection is proving its potential as an emergency instrument to protect affected households.

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La sécurité sociale face au défi climatique

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 02/13/2020 - 14:47

L'Echo (10.02.2020) Peut-on penser sérieusement qu’une réflexion fondamentale sur le financement et l’accessibilité de la sécurité sociale pourra faire l’économie de son inscription dans une transition climatique à engager d’urgence? Peut-on découpler ces deux projets politiques?

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Social protection schemes expanding to encompass climate hazards, says new research

Submitted by dfabbri on Wed, 10/02/2019 - 10:38

climatecentre (01.10.2019) The latest in a series of series of background papers commissioned by the Global Commission on Adaptation to inform its 2019 flagship report argues that better integration of social protection and climate adaptation is “critically important for addressing climate risks”.

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Social assistance
Conditional Cash Transfers
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[Blog] US: Climate Migrants within the U.S. Will Need a Strong Health System

Submitted by dfabbri on Tue, 08/27/2019 - 14:58

Scientifuux American Blog Network (23.08.2019) We must ensure continuity of care for Americans who will be displaced from agricultural regions and coastal cities

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United States
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Health
Migration
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WHO Director-General underscores commitment to strengthening health in Pacific Islands

Submitted by dfabbri on Wed, 08/21/2019 - 10:20

WHO news (18.08.2019) WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has completed a two-week mission to Pacific Island countries and reiterated WHO’s unflagging commitment to supporting their efforts to advance health and well being. In 2017, WHO established a special initiative on climate change and health in small island developing states, launching it in cooperation with His Excellency Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji, who was president of COP23 in Bonn.

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Asia
Global challenges

[Report] Tackling climate change can be a driver for growth and jobs, according to ESDE 2019

Submitted by dfabbri on Wed, 07/17/2019 - 08:49

Europa (04.07.2019) The 2019 report shows that tackling climate change and preserving growth go hand in hand. It sets out a number of policy options that are able to preserve the EU’s competitiveness, sustain growth and spread its benefits to the entire EU population and future generations, while pursuing an ambitious transition to a climate-neutral economy.

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european union
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Employment

UN: 80M jobs could be lost by 2030 due to climate change

Submitted by dfabbri on Tue, 07/02/2019 - 09:22

Globalnews.ca (01.07.2019)  Rising heat due to climate change could lead to the loss of 80 million jobs by 2030, with poor countries worst hit, the United Nations said as Europe sweltered in record temperatures. A temperature rise of 1.5C by the end of century could lead to a 2.2 per cent drop in working hours – equal to 80 million full-time jobs – costing the global economy US$2.4 trillion, according to projections by the U.N.

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La santé des plus vulnérables menacée par le réchauffement climatique

Submitted by dfabbri on Thu, 11/29/2018 - 09:33

Le Temps (29.11.2018) Les problèmes de santé liés à la chaleur augmentent dans le monde à cause des effets du changement climatique sur les personnes âgées, les urbains et les patients déjà affaiblis par une maladie, prévient un rapport publié jeudi. Particulièrement touchée, l'Europe est plus vulnérable que l'Afrique et l'Asie du Sud-Est, car elle compte davantage de personnes âgées vivant dans les villes, où les effets de la chaleur peuvent être particulièrement ravageurs, selon ce rapport paru dans la revue médicale The Lancet et signé par des experts internationaux.

Global challenges
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Population ageing