Capacity Building & Education

CCAFS Documents its First Year of Operation [viewed]

5 July 2012: The annual report of the Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) research program of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) documents its efforts in initiating work across numerous sites, establishing baseline surveys, and developing regional partnerships and learning platforms for climate-smart agriculture.

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OAS Endorses Inter‐American Plan for Disaster Prevention and Response [viewed]

OAS6 June 2012:  The Organization of American States' (OAS) General Assembly has endorsed the Inter‐American Plan for Disaster Prevention and Response and the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance. The Plan is a management tool for coordinating governments' efforts in dealing with disaster prevention, preparedness, response and mitigation.

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Disaster Reduction Conference Discusses Post-Hyogo Framework [viewed]

4 July 2012: The World Ministerial Conference on Disaster Reduction, organized by the UN and the Government of Japan, concluded with a call for increased investment in disaster preparedness and recovery. Among other agenda items, conference participants discussed lessons learned from Japan on disaster preparedness, and renewing the disaster risk reduction (DRR) framework.

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UNFCCC Announces 2012 CDM Multi-media Contest [viewed]

2 July 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has launched the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) International Photo, Video and Podcast Contest 2012 under the theme “CDM Changing Lives.” The contest aims to select compelling and original entries showcasing the benefits of the Kyoto Protocol's CDM using different media.

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UN-Energy Newsletter Reviews SE4ALL Progress, Green Industry Platform, FAO's Bioenergy Tool [viewed]

UN-Energy30 June 2012: The June 2012 edition of the UN-Energy Newsletter has been published, focusing on the launch of the Green Industry Platform at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20); new UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) tools on Bioenergy and Food Security; strengthening public private partnerships (PPPs) to accelerate global electricity deployment; and global solar opportunity tool. 

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UNFCCC Holds Climate Change Education Workshop in LDCs [viewed]

21 June 2012: The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat organized a workshop on implementing Article 6 on education, training and public awareness in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) during which participants identified the need for dedicated financing, national plans and strategies to implement Article 6.

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Energy Consumption and Climate Change App Wins World Bank Competition [viewed]

World Bank28 June 2012: The World Bank has announced that "Ecofacts" has won its "Apps for Climate" competition. This software application developed in Argentina teaches about energy consumption, climate change and the actions needed to reduce carbon emissions. 

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Connect4Climate, MTV Launch Multi-media "Voices4Climate" Competition [viewed]

28 June 2012: Connect4Climate (C4C) and MTV are launching "Voices4Climate," a new global photo, video, and music video competition focused on highlighting the voices of youth on the issue of climate change.

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SPC Training Links Gender Analysis and Climate Change Resilience [viewed]

SPC27 June 2012: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) held a training session on gender and climate change  for Fiji officers from government ministries and NGOs, aimed at strengthening participants' understanding of the gender analysis approach, and enabling them to apply gender analysis in the context of climate change. The training convened from 20-22 June 2012, in Suva, Fiji.

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UNESCO-IOC Reports on Robotic Sensors, Awareness Raising Boat Race [viewed]

UNESCO IOC28 June 2012: The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has reported that, during the transatlantic Krys Ocean Race from France to New York, US, a boat representing the Multi One Attitude Foundation deployed ocean robots to conduct ocean monitoring.

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