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July 2014 Water Finance Update[viewed]

Among major developments the World Bank outlined their increased infrastructure investment, including in WASH services, and the AfDB launched the Kigali Action Plan (KAP) to mobilize finance to achieve the WASH-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), targeting countries in Africa that are not on track to achieve the targets by 2015.

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Arctic Council Task Force Discusses Advancing Scientific Cooperation[viewed]

The Scientific Cooperation Task Force (SCTF) of the Arctic Council held its third meeting and exchanged views on a draft document related to advancing scientific cooperation among the Arctic States. The Task Force will continue working on the document at its next meeting in September in Tromsø, Norway.

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IRENA Releases First REmap 2030 Technology Roadmap[viewed]

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) released the first technology roadmap as part of its REmap 2030 series, focusing on the future use of renewable energy in buildings, transport and industry. According to the report, titled 'Renewable Energy in Manufacturing: A Technology Roadmap for REmap 2030,' the proportion of renewables in global manufacturing could reach 27% by 2030.

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Policy Update #15: The Direction of REDD+ Financing: Merging Ahead?[viewed]

Over the past year, parties to the UNFCCC have taken significant steps to advance the concept of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and the enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+).

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UNFCCC, SLoCaT Discuss Sustainable Transport Collaboration[viewed]

The UNFCCC Secretariat met with the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) Secretary General and representatives of the Bridging the Gap Initiative (BtG) and the International Union of Railways (UIC) to coordinate their cooperation on sustainable and low-carbon transport initiatives. Areas of planned collaboration include Technical Expert Meetings (TEMs), capacity-building workshops, Transport Days, fact sheets and the formulation of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs).

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HDR 2014 Identifies Climate Change as Critical Development Challenge[viewed]

Addressing vulnerabilities is critical to ensure equitable and sustainable human development, according to the 2014 Human Development Report. The report, ‘Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience,' considers factors that contribute risks to human development and ways to strengthen resilience.

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UNESCO Nepal Consults Climate Change Education Stakeholders [viewed]

A national consultation workshop on Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development (CCESD) organized by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Office in Kathmandu, Nepal, and the Curriculum Development Centre (CDC) of Nepal was held in Kathmandu on 17 July 2017.

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UNFCCC SBSTA 40 Report Published[viewed]

The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) 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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Civil Society Reacts to Proposed SDGs[viewed]

In reaction to the final outcome of the Open Working Group (OWG) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in which it proposed SDGs at the conclusion of the 13th session (OWG 13), a number of Major Groups and civil society organizations have released papers and press releases commenting on the proposal. The majority of reactions suggest the outcome is a significant step forward, while also highlighting specific concerns. Many groups expressed appreciation for the OWG's inclusiveness, noting that full and meaningful participation of civil society is being recognized as an essential aspect of the new global agenda.

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CIFOR Update Analyzes SBSTA Outcomes[viewed]

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) released its July 2014 News Update containing an analysis of the outcomes of the meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific and Technical Advice (SBSTA) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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