Capacity Building & Education

UNDP, CDDE Offer Guidance on Enhancing Climate Finance in Asia-Pacific [viewed]

Making Sense of Climate FinanceJanuary 2013: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Capacity Development for Development Effectiveness (CDDE) Facility have published a paper that provides guidance to donors and decision makers on how to organize national financial flows more effectively for climate finance, and mobilize additional public finance from domestic and international sources.

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UNDP Assesses Climate Finance in 15 Countries [viewed]

UNDP7 February 2013: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has published assessments of climate-related Investment and Financial Flows (I&FF) in 15 countries, in order to provide decision makers with information on timing, sources, investment entities and other key factors relevant to climate finance.

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AAKNet Adopted as African Adaptation Network [viewed]

AAKNET5 February 2013: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) convened an Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network (AAKNet) workshop under the theme “Convening Adaptation Knowledge Networks and Platforms in Africa,” from 5-6 February 2013, in Nairobi, Kenya. The participating representatives from regional adaptation knowledge platforms agreed to adopt AAKNet as the continental network responsible for coordinating adaptation knowledge.

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Event: Second Session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action [viewed]

The second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) will be held in Bonn, Germany, from 29 April-3 May 2013. The ADP will meet in accordance with the ADP conclusions adopted at the Climate Change Conference held in December 2012, in Doha, Qatar. Workstream 1 discussions are expected to continue addressing the 2015 agreement, including its scope, structure and design, as well as the application of the Climate Change Convention principles. Workstream 2 is expected to address the pre-2020 ambition, which may include discussions on mitigation and adaptation benefits to the impacts of climate change, finance and capacity building to support implementation of the Convention.  

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IEA Receives Outstanding Low-Carbon Publication Award [viewed]

IEA4 February 2013: Two International Energy Agency (IEA) reports, "Technology Roadmap: Fuel Economy of Road Vehicles" and "Policy Pathways: Improving the Fuel Economy of Road Vehicles - A policy package" have won the Outstanding Low-Carbon Publication Award. The award was presented by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP), a public-private partnership that supports the development of effective policy and the transition to low carbon vehicles and fuels sponsored the awards.

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World Economic Forum 2013 Considers Ways to Revive Global Economy Sustainably [viewed]

6 February 2013: The 2013 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum was held on the theme “resilient dynamism” and focused on three pillars: leading through adversity; strengthening societal resilience; and restoring economic dynamism.

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FAO Launches Policy Guide and Learning Event on Advancing Agroforestry [viewed]

FAO5 February 2013: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released the first in a series of working papers on agroforestry. The guide, titled "Advancing Agroforestry on the Policy Agenda," is aimed at decision makers, NGOs and government agencies to promote the integration of agroforestry into national strategies.

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CDM Executive Board Launches Two-Year Business Plan [viewed]

UNFCCC1 February 2013: The Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has launched a two-year business plan, comprising projects aimed at building the Mechanism's success and promoting its use as a tool for low-carbon development.

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Event: Seminar on Climate Change and Forests: Conservation of Tropical Forests towards the Green Economy [viewed]

The Forestry and Forestry Products Research Institute (FFPRI) is organizing a two-day seminar on REDD+. Topics will include partnerships with the private sector, robust MRV systems, safeguards, and scaling up of REDD+ activities from the project level to the national level. The first day will host a participatory discussion of private sector investors, the general public and students. The second day will center on technical issues for the benefit of experts, government officials, researchers and students. Waseda University Environmental Research Institute, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) are co-organizing the event.  

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LEDS GP Launches No-Cost Finance Advisory Service [viewed]

31 January 2013: The Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP) has launched the LEDS Expert Assistance on Finance, a no-cost finance advisory service for developing country government agencies and supporting technical institutes involved in LEDS preparation and implementation.

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