Capacity Building & Education

UNEP Executive Director Updates CPR on Climate Change Activities [viewed]

UNEP26 September 2012: UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner reported to the 120th Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR) on UNEP activities related to climate change, among other activities.

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Event: Mitigation Potentials in the Livestock Sector: Video Seminar by CGIAR [viewed]

The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) will be presenting a live video science seminar on Mitigation Potential in the Livestock Sector, presented by Mario Herrero, senior agro-ecological systems analyst at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). The science seminar will cover the topic of mitigation potentials in the livestock sector, which will be followed by a 30-minute interactive discussion session.  

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UNFCCC Publishes LEG's Meeting Report [viewed]

UNFCCC7 November 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report of the 22nd meeting of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) (FCCC/SBI/2012/27). The meeting was held in Funafuti, Tuvalu, from 26-29 September 2012. The report provides an update on the efforts of the LEG to implement its work. 

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UNFCCC's Momentum for Change Initiative to Showcase "Lighthouse Activities" in Doha [viewed]

UNFCCC7 November 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the latest round of public-private "lighthouse activities" in developing countries, as part of the Momentum for Change Initiative. Activities selected either contribute to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or help people adapt to climate change, while benefitting the urban poor. 

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CBD Workshop Builds National Capacity on Rio Conventions Synergies [viewed]

CBD2 November 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), in partnership with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), conducted a capacity building workshop on national level implementation of synergies among the Rio Conventions (CBD, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)).

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FAO Report Describes Role of Women in Conserving Livestock Diversity [viewed]

FAO5 November 2012: A new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) finds that two-thirds of the poor individuals raising livestock are women, and that they play an important role in maintaining indigenous breeds. 

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World Meteorological Congress Approves Implementation Plan of the Global Framework for Climate Services [viewed]

WMO5 November 2012: The extraordinary session of the World Meteorological Congress concluded with the approval of the governance structure and implementation plan for the Global Framework for Climate Services, an initiative aimed at rolling out user-driven services such as seasonal climate outlooks and El Niño watches, flood prediction and drought monitoring tools.

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UNFCCC Publishes Workshop Report on Developing Countries' NAMAs [viewed]

UNFCCC2 November 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the fourth workshop report on furthering the understanding of the diversity of nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) by developing country parties, underlying assumptions, and any support needed for implementation of these actions (FCCC/AWGLCA/2012/INF.7).

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UNFCCC Releases CGE's Progress Report [viewed]

UNFCCC1 November 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the progress report of the Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (CGE) (FCCC/SBI/2012/28), which summarizes the outcome of discussions held at the 7th meeting of the CGE, held in Accra, Ghana, from 17-19 September 2012. 

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UNDP Adaptation Bulletin Showcases Initiatives in Armenia and Albania [viewed]

November 2012: The October issue of the UN Development Programme's (UNDP) quarterly Adaptation Bulletin features articles on: supporting climate change adaptation in Armenia and Albania; and training Asian government officials to internalize the economics of adaptation into national investment and planning decisions. 

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