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Social Pre-COP Preparatory Event Issues Margarita Declaration[viewed]

A preparatory event for the Social Pre-COP on Climate Change, organized by the Government of Venezuela, resulted in the Margarita Declaration on Climate Change containing views of participating organizations and movements structured around the themes of intergenerational equality and rights, and good and sustainable living. The results of the preparatory event will be presented to the UN Secretary General's Climate Summit in September 2014.

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EC Proposes 30% Energy Saving Target for 2030[viewed]

A communication from the European Commission (EC) proposing a new energy saving target of 30% for 2030 calls for energy efficiency to become an integral part of the EU's policy framework for climate and energy from 2020 to 2030. The communication also reviews progress towards the EU's 20% energy efficiency target for 2020.

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UN CC:Learn Launches Good Learning Practices Tool[viewed]

The One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn) Secretariat has launched a tool on good learning practices in the area of climate change.

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UNFCCC SBI 40 Report Published[viewed]

The Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has published a report on its 40th session held in Bonn, Germany, from 4-15 June 2014.

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WCDRR PrepCom1 Identifies Priorities for Post-2015 DRR Framework[viewed]

The First Session of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom1) of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) met to review the organizational and substantive preparations for the Conference, approve its programme of work, and propose its rules of procedure. Over 600 government representatives and experts attended the conference, with broadly converging views on how to address threats posed by disasters and climate change.

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ADB Presents Manila Water Company Case Study[viewed]

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has published a book titled 'Tap Secrets: The Manila Water Story,' which highlights the case of the Manila Water Company as a successful story of utility reform. The book notes that Manila Water faced a number of challenges prior to emerging as a successful model for publi-private-partnerships (PPPs).

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ADB Highlights Flood Control in Transboundary Pyanj River[viewed]

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) published a report, titled ‘Pyanj River Morphology and Flood Protection,' which examines the character of the river channel, traditional flood control approaches in the basin and means of corridor protection. The report aims to support flood control planning and management in the basin and build climate resilience.

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World Bank Assesses Climate Resilience of Transboundary Water Treaties[viewed]

The World Bank has released a Policy Research Working Paper titled 'Climate Change, Conflict and Cooperation: Global Analysis of the Resilience of International River Treaties to Increased Water Variability,' which aims to identify allocation provisions and institutional mechanisms that can mitigate potential conflicts between basin States in the face of increasing water variability caused by climate change.

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ITPGR Secretariat Issues Publication on Farmers and Climate Change[viewed]

The Secretariat of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) has published a booklet titled, "Enabling Farmers to Face Climate Change,' which provides an overview of the projects that are being implemented as part of the second project portfolio of the ITPGR Benefit-sharing Fund.

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Event: UN Summit for Adoption of Post-2015 Development Agenda[viewed]

The UN Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda was mandated by the UN General Assembly on 25 September 2013 (Resolution 68/6).

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