Capacity Building & Education

UNFCCC Publishes Report on Capacity Building Activities [viewed]

29 August 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a report of the capacity-building work undertaken by bodies established under the UNFCCC (FCCC/SBI/2012/22). The report compiles and synthesizes information on the capacity-building activities of these bodies.

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Workshop Focuses on Agricultural Statistics for Policy Making in Africa [viewed]

29 August 2012: A workshop on "Improving Statistics for Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development – Africa Action Plan" highlighted the importance of ensuring the availability of statistics and data sets on the agriculture and rural sectors in the face of emerging development issues such as food vs. biofuels, climate change, environmental degradation and food security.

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UNISDR, WMO Launch Disaster Resilience Project in Western Balkans and Turkey [viewed]

28 August 2012: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) are co-sponsoring a two-year project to reduce disaster risks and increase resilience to climate change in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

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Event: Regional Workshop for Latin America and Caribbean Regions on NAMAs [viewed]

This regional workshop for the Latin America and the Caribbean region on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) will take place in Medellin, Colombia.  

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Event: LEG Technical Meeting to Review Draft NAP Guideline [viewed]

The Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) technical meeting to review draft National Adaptation Plan (NAP) guideline will take place from 29-31 October 2012. Initial guidelines for the formulation of NAPs by LDC Parties were adopted by COP 17. They elaborate elements of the NAPs, including steps that may be undertaken to lay the groundwork and address gaps, and elements for the preparatory and implementation phases, as well as for reporting, monitoring and review. The COP mandated the LEG to elaborate technical guidelines for NAPs based on these initial guidelines. The COP will take stock of, and if necessary revise, the NAP guidelines at the end of 2012, at COP 19.  

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Event: Introduction to a Green Economy: Concepts and Applications [viewed]

This e-learning course is being organized by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in partnership with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), and will take place from 8 October to 30 November 2012. The course will focus on the different concepts and facets of the green economy, as well as on the challenges and opportunities for advancing low-carbon, resource efficient and socially-inclusive development.  

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World Bank Releases Water Partnership Programme 2011 Annual Report [viewed]

World Bank22 August 2012: The World Bank has published the 2011 Annual Report of the Water Partnership Programme (WPP), which highlights WPP impacts on: World Bank lending; climate change effects on water access; sustainable water availability; and achieving green growth.

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ITTO Annual Report for 2011 Highlights REDD+ Activities [viewed]

August 2012: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) has released its Annual Report for 2011, outlining the organization's activities during the UN International Year of Forests, which was also the 25th anniversary of the establishment of ITTO.

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Event: LEG 22 Meeting [viewed]

The Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) will meet in late September 2012. The LEG aims to support the preparation and implementation strategy of national adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs).  

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Event: LEG Workshop for Pacific LDCs [viewed]

The Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) workshop for Pacific least developed countries (LDCs) will take place from 28 September to 3 October 2012, in Tuvalu. The LEG aims to support the preparation and implementation strategy of national adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs).  

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