Publication

UN APCICT Launches ICT, Climate Change and Green Growth Publication and Toolkit [viewed]

UNESCAP24 July 2013: The UN Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Development (UN-APCICT) of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) launched two publications as part of its 'Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders,' which address how ICTs can contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation as well as green growth.

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IWMI Examines Glacier Systems and Snow Cover in Asian River Basins [viewed]

IWMI logo8 July 2013: The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has released a report, titled 'Glacier Systems and Seasonal Snow Cover in Six Major Asian River Basins: Hydrological Role under Changing Climate.' The report assesses the hydrological role of the meltwater resources in the Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra, Syr Darya, Amu Darya and Mekong river basins.

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GWP Report Examines Water and Food Security in Asia [viewed]

GWP Global logotype26 July 2013: The Global Water Partnership (GWP) released a Technical Focus Paper, titled 'Water and Food Security – Experiences in India and China,' which identifies as critical the challenges of water and energy for food and agriculture. It stresses the “wicked challenge” posed by the complexity of hydrology, engineering, legal and political systems, sectors, institutions and agronomic elements that drive country outcomes.

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World Bank Launches Access and Emissions-Focused Energy Investment Strategy [viewed]

World Bank16 July 2013: The World Bank's recently published energy sector direction paper has gained support of the Bank's Executive Board and will inform investments and activities in future. The new strategy is aligned with the UN Secretary-General's Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative and will see the Bank cease investment in coal power except in rare circumstances.

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Guest Article #100: Harnessing Diversity by Connecting People is the Key to Climate Adaptation in Agriculture [viewed]

Climate change is affecting agriculture already in a measurable degree and has serious consequences for global food security and poverty. The roughly 300 million poor people who directly depend on rainfed agriculture for their livelihood are especially vulnerable to climate change. Bioversity International develops new knowledge to face this problem.

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UNFCCC Publishes Reviews of Individual Annual Submissions [viewed]

UNFCCC24 July 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the reviews of the individual annual submissions of Finland, Slovenia, Japan and the UK.

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UNFCCC Publishes Summaries from ADP's Bonn 2013 Sessions [viewed]

UNFCCC25 July 2013: The UNFCCC has published four documents reflecting the work undertaken during the second part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-2) held in Bonn, Germany, from 4-13 June 2013. During the session, the ADP was structured around workshops and roundtables on Workstream 1 (2015 agreement) and Workstream 2 (pre-2020 ambition).

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CIFOR Reviews Experiences in REDD+ [viewed]

CIFOR29 July 2013: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) released the third book in a series on REDD+. The book, titled 'Analyzing REDD+: Challenges and Choices,' examines the result of early REDD+ activities based on the Global Comparative Study on REDD+ undertaken by CIFOR and partners.

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UN-REDD Newsletter Highlights Ninth Policy Board Meeting [viewed]

UN-REDD Programme31 July 2013: The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) has released the June/July issue of its newsletter, which highlights the outcomes of the ninth meeting of the UN-REDD Policy Board, including the approval of US$4 million for Colombia's national REDD+ programme.

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FAO Newsletter Celebrates 300 Years of Sustainable Forestry [viewed]

FAO31 July 2013: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) released the 12th issue of InFo News, highlighting 300 years of sustainable forestry and honoring Hans von Carlowitz, a German administrator who was the first person to define the concept of sustainability.

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