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Event: Regional Workshop: Sharing Experiences in the Management of Transboundary Basins [viewed]

Representatives of the eight member countries of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) -- Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela -- will meet to exchange best practices and lessons learned in the management of transboundary basins, which will serve as inputs to the implementation of the ACTO/UN Environment Programme (UNEP)/Global Environment Facility (GEF) project on "Regional Integrated and Sustainable Management of Transboundary Water Resources in the Amazon River Basin Considering Climate Variability and Climate Change". The workshop will be followed by the second meeting of the project's Steering Committee will review project activities and approve project management instruments for 2013.  

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Adaptation Fund Board Accredits National Implementing Entities in Costa Rica, Morocco [viewed]

Adaptation Fund21 November 2012: The Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) has accredited two new entities as a National Implementing Entities (NIEs): the Fundecooperacion for Sustainable Development of Costa Rica, and the Agency for Agricultural Development (ADA) of Morocco.

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UNEP Riso Reports on Technology Needs Assessment Activities [viewed]

November 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development (URC) has released the fifth volume of its Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) Newsletter, which features articles on: TNA activities; a global experience-sharing workshops; and country experiences from Mauritius, Viet Nam, Georgia and Ecuador.

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UNFCCC Releases GEF Report on Support for BUR Preparation [viewed]

UNFCCC21 November 2012: The UNFCCC released an addendum to the report of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) (FCCC/CP/2012/6/Add.2). It provides information on the resource status approved for non-Annex I Parties to prepare biennial update reports (BUR).

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UNFCCC Releases Synthesis Report on LDC Work Programme [viewed]

UNFCCC21 November 2012: The UNFCCC has released a synthesis report on the progress made in the implementation of the least developed countries (LDC) work programme, including the updating and implementation of national adaptation programmes of action (FCCC/SBI/2012/INF.13).

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UNFCCC Releases Report on GEF Support for Non-Annex I National Communications [viewed]

UNFCCC21 November 2012: The UNFCCC released an information document on financial support provided by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) for the preparation of national communications by non-Annex I Parties. The report includes an addendum to the GEF report to the Conference of the Parties (COP), which contains a table on the status of national communications from such Parties (FCCC/SBI/2012/INF.13 and FCCC/CP/2012/6/Add.1, respectively).

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GEF Council Approves Work Program with Ten Climate Change Projects/Programs [viewed]

15 November 2012: The 43rd Meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council adopted a Work Program that amounts to US$174 million and benefits 63 countries. Ten of the projects and programs approved focus on climate change.

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UNEP Releases Technology Needs Assessment and Adaptation Action Plans for Georgia [viewed]

UNEP12 November 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) Project has released a TNA, titled “Technology Needs Assessment and Technology Action Plans for Climate Change Adaptation: Georgia.” Prepared by UNEP and the Ministry of Environment Protection of Georgia, the TNA outlines technology needs in priority sectors in Georgia.

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PICs Present Outcomes of PACC Cost Benefit Analysis [viewed]

1 November 2012: Seven Pacific islands delivered the outcomes of their Cost Benefit Analyses (CBAs), during the conclusion workshop of the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Project (PACC). The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) began the series of trainings in November 2011, to support countries in conducting CBAs and thereby improve the selection and design of adaptation projects.

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GEF SGP Supports Renewable Energy Projects in Industrial Region of Ukraine [viewed]

31 October 2012:  The Global Environment Facility's Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) has conceded US$149,415 for the development of three projects to combat climate change in Ukraine. Implemented by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), this funding has the potential to affect 1,200 people in the Teplychne community, GEF SGP notes.

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