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GEF Supports UNDP-ICAO Aviation Emissions Reduction Project [viewed]

undp-icao24 September 2013: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) approved a Project Concept and earmarked $2 million for an initiative of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Civil Aviation (ICAO) aimed at reducing emissions from aviation.

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Event: Third Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-III) [viewed]

The Third Annual Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-III) will convene under the theme of: Africa on the rise: can the opportunities from climate change spring the continent to transformative development? The Conference will address a number of sub-themes that aim to share experiences, disseminate research results and assess how Africa is coping with the impacts of climate change. These include: the value of climate services (science, data and information) in Africa's development; the way climate policies build effective resilience to the impacts of climate change in Africa; the unexplored options of climate finance; green economy; and the global climate change framework and Africa. The Conference, organized by the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC), convenes each year under the auspices of the Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Programme. ClimDev-Africa is a consortium of key African development institutions, including the UN Economic Commission (UNECA), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Development Bank (AfDB).  

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Forest Investment Program Pilot Countries Share Experiences in National Institutional Arrangements [viewed]

fip-meeting26 September 2013: Participants at the Fifth Forest Investment Program (FIP) Pilot Countries Meeting heard presentations on Indonesia's institutional arrangements and proposed FIP activities, and discussed their national institutional arrangements.

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World Bank Launches Low-Carbon Livable Cities Initiative [viewed]

World Bank25 September 2013: The World Bank has announced the Low-Carbon Livable Cities (LC2) Initiative, an effort to guide developing country cities onto smart, sustainable, green, and inclusive development pathways. The initiative aims to assist 300 cities in the developing world over the next four years through improved planning and financing for low-carbon investments.

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Adaptation Fund Approves Funding for Project in Guatemala [viewed]

Adaptation Fund24 September 2013: The Adaptation Fund Board has approved $5.4 million in funding for an adaptation programme in Guatemala that will increase resilience in two municipalities that are frequently exposed to severe floods and droughts.

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GWP Highlights Activities in Egypt, Peru and Pakistan [viewed]

GWP Global logotype19 September 2013: The September issues of News Flows, the newsletter of the Global Water Partnership (GWP), features articles on several GWP conferences and projects, including on: flood management in Pakistan; groundwater management in Peru; and climate resilience in the Nile Basin.

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Event: Development and Climate Days at COP 19 [viewed]

The Development and Climate Days will convene on the margins of the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Days are organized by the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).  

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Event: Special Forum at the General Assembly of the World Mayors Council on Climate Change [viewed]

The Global Environment Facility (GEF), in cooperation with ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, is organizing this Special Forum on the theme “New Directions for Financing Sustainable Cities”. It aims to provide a platform for interaction between the GEF and mayors and local leaders, to discuss, inter alia, GEF's support for cities and how cities can be used to achieve a more integrated approach to addressing climate change, biodiversity and chemicals. The Forum will be held during the 2013 Nantes World Mayors Summit on Climate Change, taking place from 27-28 September.  

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ODI, Word Bank Release Disaster Financing Report [viewed]

gfdrr-odiSeptember 2013: The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the Word Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery released a report titled 'Financing Disaster Risk Reduction: A 20 Year Story of International Aid.' The report draws on data from the past 20 years to examine disaster risk reduction (DRR) financing trends, considering equity and adequacy.

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Rio Conventions Pavilion Convenes for Resource Mobilization Day [viewed]

Mobilization-Day23 September 2013: The Rio Conventions Pavilion convened for Resource Mobilization Day, which was sponsored by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The Rio Conventions Pavilion is meeting in conjunction with the Eleventh Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), taking place from 16-27 September 2013, in Windhoek, Namibia.

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