Capacity Building & Education

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.  

read more »

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.  

read more »

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.

read more »

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.

read more »

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).  

read more »

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).  

read more »

Event: CGE Training Workshop for the Africa Region on Mitigation Assessment [viewed]

The Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (CGE) is holding a hands-on training workshop for the Africa region on mitigation assessment.  

read more »

UNECA Expert Group Meeting Urges Mainstreaming Climate Change into Development Policies [viewed]

27 August 2012: A recently-held UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) expert group meeting on “Climate Change and the Rural Economy in Southern Africa,” met to address, inter alia, strengthening capacity for developing adaptation and mitigation strategies. The meeting concluded with a call to member States to continue mainstreaming climate change into their rural development policies.

read more »

UNISDR Grants RISK Award to Beira, Mozambique [viewed]

27 August 2012: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) has granted the first RISK Award to the flood-prone coastal city of Beira, Mozambique. The €100,000 project implementation award is the result of a collaboration between UNISDR, the Munich Re Foundation and the Global Risk Forum, Davos.

read more »

World Water Week 2012 Opens with Focus on Water and Food Security [viewed]

26 August 2012: World Water Week 2012 is underway in Stockholm, Sweden, with a focus on the theme "Water and Food Security." The programme aims to engage participants on challenges posed by increased competition for water resources, driven in part by population growth and climate change, and its effects on agriculture and food security. World Water Week is organized annually by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).

read more »