Capacity Building & Education

Event: Integrated Climate Impact Assessment Tool for Urban Policy Makers: Expert Consultations [viewed]

This invitation-only event will gather policy makers and experts from Asia and around the world to review the features of available tools for urban policy makers to assess the complex nature of impact and risk assessment for prioritizing projects based on costs and benefits. Specific focus will be given to the water, energy and transport sectors and the application of the Business Case Methodology. Speakers will include Rajendra Pachauri, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Chairman, Leen Hordijk, EU Joint Research Centre, and Bindu Lohani, Asian Development Bank (ADB).  

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UNFCCC Newsletter Reviews Efforts to Deliver on the Cancun Agreements [viewed]

28 July 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the July 2011 edition of its newsletter, which features a video message from Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, in which she takes stock of progress to deliver on the Cancun Agreements.

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IEA, South Africa to Cooperate on Sustainable Energy [viewed]

International Energy Agency (IEA)28 July 2011: The International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Government of South Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on sustainable energy options, including on renewables, data collection and analysis, training and capacity building, carbon capture and storage (CCS), and energy technology.

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UNEP, WRI Invite Comments on the Design of the Climate Regime [viewed]

26 July 2011: The World Resources Institute (WRI) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) are calling for comments and feedback related to a project titled "Designing an International Climate Regime: Moving the UNFCCC Forward," which aims to capture a diverse range of views on issues reflecting the main approaches that may be taken to build a climate regime.

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UNDP Assists Turkmenistan in Developing National Climate Change Strategy [viewed]

UNDP26 July 2011: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Turkmenistan have organized the Third Inter-ministerial Dialogue focusing on the Development of a National Strategy on Climate Change.

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Energy for All Partnership Newsletter Highlights Sixth Asia Clean Energy Forum [viewed]

21 July 2011: The Energy for All Partnership, a multi-stakeholder collaboration to reduce energy poverty and improve access to modern energy services, has published its July 2011 Newsletter, which includes articles on the sixth Asia Clean Energy Forum and the Energy for All Steering Committee meeting.

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Workshop Builds UN Country Team Capacity in Latin America and the Caribbean [viewed]

25 July 2011: The UN Development Group (UNDG) Task Team on Environmental Sustainability, Climate Change and Rio+20, in collaboration with several partners, organized a workshop for the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region to build the capacity of UN Country Teams to address the linkages among environmental sustainability, climate change and disaster risk reduction (DRR) in country programming to support national development processes, and to mainstream them into UN Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAF).

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UNITAR, WTI Course Explores Legal and Economic Issues Relating to Trade and Climate Change [viewed]

15 July 2011: The UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the World Trade Institute (WTI) concluded the second session of their e-Learning course on Trade and Climate Change. The main objective of the course was to improve participants' knowledge of key legal and economic issues arising from the ongoing climate change debate.

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Event: World Bank Institute Global Dialogue on Mitigation Actions in Cities [viewed]

The World Bank Institute is organizing a Global Dialogue Series on Climate Change, titled “The Road to Durban,” focusing on scaling up mitigation actions in cities. Participation in the global dialogue is open to the general public through live web-streaming and online chat. Join online on 28 July at 9:00 am to 11:30 am EST.  

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CGRFA 13 Adopts Elements for a Roadmap on Climate Change and Genetic Resources [viewed]

22 July 2011: The 13th regular session of the Commission on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA) of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has agreed on a list of elements for a roadmap or work programme to take action on the roles and values of genetic resources for food and agriculture (GRFA) in terms of achieving food and nutritional security and enabling countries to plan and implement adaptation and mitigation strategies in the context of climate change and anticipated impacts of climate change on food and agricultural production now and in the future.

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