Capacity Building & Education

UNFCCC Photo, Video and Podcast Contest Winners Announced in Doha [viewed]

29 November 2012: The winners of the UNFCCC Photo and Video Contests for 2012 were announced at a ceremony in Doha, Qatar, hosted by UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres.

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CSEF III Recommends CARICOM Coordination of Members' Energy Policies [viewed]

18 September 2012: The Third Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF III) recommended greater coordination among Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member States in policies regarding energy integration, energy efficiency and the promotion of renewable energy sources.

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Event: World Soil Day [viewed]

At its 144th meeting, held from 11-15 June 2012, the FAO Council adopted a decision requesting the wider UN System to recognize 5 December as World Soil Day and to institutionalize its observance. To recognize the Day, an event focused on "Securing healthy soils for a food secure world: A day dedicated to soils" will be organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in the framework of the Global Soil Partnership, to raise awareness on the importance of soils in achieving food security, as well as their pivotal role for providing a range of ecosystem services. World Soil Day was first proposed by the International Union of Soil Sciences in 2002.  

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Website Launched on Climate Change Weather Impacts in the Caribbean [viewed]

CCCCC29 November 2012: The Caribbean Weather Impacts Group (CARIWIG), a project funded by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and implemented in partnership with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCC), has officially launched a website devoted to the project.

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UNITAR Pilots Capacity Building Programme for Climate Negotiators in Doha [viewed]

23 November 2012: In the run up to the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Multilateral Diplomacy Programme (MDP) of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and UK climate and energy consultancy Ricardo-AEA held a pilot face to face training workshop in Doha, Qatar, for climate change negotiators.

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IICA Forum Examines Agriculture-Environment Synergies in the Face of Climate Change [viewed]

15 November 2012: The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) recently held a technical forum discussing five case studies from Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries on climate change and agriculture.

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Regional Platform for DRR in the Americas Adopts Declaration [viewed]

29 November 2012: The Third Session of the Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas has adopted a "Communiqué of Santiago: Investing for Resilience," which calls for stepping up efforts to fully implement mechanisms and key actions to accelerate implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) for disaster risk reduction (DRR).

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Submission from Group of Parties on Shared Vision [viewed]

UNFCCC29 November 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a conference room paper containing a submission to the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action (AWG LCA) from 20 countries. The submission refers to a shared vision for long-term cooperative action, including a long-term global goal for emission reductions, in accordance with the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities (CBDR).

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FAO Report Highlights Links between Mitigation and Adaptation, and Forests and Trees [viewed]

FAO29 November 2012: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a report highlighting its contribution to climate change adaptation and mitigation in forests.

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UNEP ROLAC Launches Online Platform for Technology Transfer and Action on Climate Change [viewed]

21 November 2012: The UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC) has formally launched a regional virtual knowledge platform on climate change.

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