Capacity Building & Education

UNISDR, UNESCO Convene Journalist Training on “New Approach” to Disaster Reporting [viewed]

25 October 2012: The UN International for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) convened a training session for 20 journalists in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on 22 October 2012, on the topic “Towards a new approach to disasters from consequences to causes – Covering disasters from a disaster risk reduction (DRR) perspective,” on the sidelines of the Fifth Asian Ministerial Conference on DRR.

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Event: Negotiating Effectively under the UNFCCC [viewed]

This event is being organized by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), in cooperation with UK sustainability consultancy AEA and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) Advocacy Fund. It is targeted at representatives/delegates from UN Member States, particularly those from poor and climate vulnerable countries. It aims to provide them with the information, skills and techniques they need to participate effectively in the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 18), which is taking place in November-December 2012, as well as in UNFCCC negotiation sessions thereafter.  

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IPC-IG Publishes Brief on Climate Change, Food Security and Gender in Caribbean SIDS [viewed]

October 2012: The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) has released a Policy Research Brief that argues that small-scale, ecologically sensitive farming and fishing represents a way to: address food security by integrating sound farming practices and reduce import dependence; shelter domestic food markets from international prices; and protect biodiversity in Caribbean SIDS. 

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Report on Internally Displaced Persons Highlights Influence of Climate Change, Other Megatrends [viewed]

24 October 2012: Chaloka Beyani, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, presented his report titled “Protection of and assistance to internally displaced persons” to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, US. Beyani underscores that internal displacement remains a significant human rights challenge.

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OLADE, UNEP Risoe Centre Hold CDM/NAMA Caribbean Workshop [viewed]

30 September 2012: The Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) and the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) Risoe Centre organized a regional workshop for the Caribbean intended to enhance capacity and examine lessons learned regarding the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Programme of Activities (PoA) and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs).

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IPC-IG Publishes Brief on Climate Change, Farming and Gender in Madagascar [viewed]

October 2012: The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) has released a Policy Research Brief titled “Greening the Economy and Increasing Economic Equity for Women Farmers in Madagascar.” The brief, authored by Zo Randriamaro, with contributions from Neesha Fakir, highlights the role of formal and informal institutions in local responses to climate change and reveals the need for innovative coping strategies to address climate shocks and hazards.   

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Asian Conference Calls for Integrating DRR and Climate Change Adaptation into Development [viewed]

25 October 2012: The 5th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), which was attended by 25 ministers and delegates from 72 countries, concluded with the adoption of the Yogyakarta Declaration on DRR in Asia and the Pacific 2012, which calls for integrating DRR and climate change adaptation (CCA) into local level development planning.

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GEF SGP Presents Results of Recycled Wood Pellet Project [viewed]

8 October 2012: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP), implemented by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), supported a project to build a wooden pellet production facility in the Rivne region of Ukraine.

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International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV Holds NAMAs Workshop in Costa Rica [viewed]

18 October 2012: The International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV (Measuring, Reporting and Verification) held its fourth technical workshop in Costa Rica to help that country realize its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2021.

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SPREP, UNEP to Cooperate on Climate Change [viewed]

SPREP17 October 2012: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), to guide future cooperation and ensure coordinated support to Pacific island countries (PICs).

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