Capacity Building & Education

UNFCCC Publishes Nairobi Work Programme Progress Report [viewed]

29 April 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a report (FCCC/SBSTA/2011/INF.2) on progress made in implementing activities under the Nairobi Work Programme (NWP) on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change.

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UNECE Experts on Global Energy Efficiency 21 Discuss Capacity Building, Energy Policy Reforms [viewed]

29 April 2011: The second Session of the Group of Experts on Global Energy Efficiency 21 (GEE21), under the aegis of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), met on 18 April 2011, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Steering Committee for African-Arab Joint Action Plan on Agricultural Development and Food Security Convenes [viewed]

1 May 2011: The Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union Commission (AUC), in collaboration with the Government of Sudan, held the inaugural meeting of the Steering Committee of the African-Arab Joint Action Plan (JAP) on Agricultural Development and Food Security in Khartoum, Sudan.

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Event: Regional Conference on Renewable Energy Development in the Countries of Central Asia and CIS [viewed]

This Conference will review the results and lessons learned by the UN Development Programme (UNDP)/Global Environment Facility (GEF) project on the development of a wind power market in Kazakhstan, including development of a legal framework and state regulation of renewable energy, development of local capacity while implementing wind parks projects, support in developing first projects, results achieved, experience and lessons learned during project implementation. Participants will have an opportunity to share views and experience in the development of renewable energy in Central Asia, and to develop recommendations on policies and cooperation in the field of renewables. The conference is organized by the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies, the Ministry of Environment, the Kazakhstan Electricity Association (KEA) and UNDP Kazakhstan.  

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Event: Third TICAD Ministerial Follow-up Meeting [viewed]

The Third Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) Ministerial Follow-up Meeting will be held in Dakar, Senegal, from 1-2 May 2011, to review progress on the implementation of the Yokohama Action Plan issued at TICAD IV in 2008, and discuss the future of the TICAD process and progress towards achieveing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), climate change and low-carbon growth and sustainable development in Africa. The conference is organized by the Government of Japan, the UN, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and the African Union Commission (AUC), and is expected to gather Ministers and delegations of African countries along with representatives of other partner countries, international and regional organizations, the private sector and civil society organizations.  

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ILO Organizes First Interagency Green Jobs Learning Forum [viewed]

23 April 2011: The International Labour Organization (ILO) has organized the first interagency Learning Forum on Green Jobs. The event took place from 4-22 April 2011, at the International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin, Italy.

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Guest Article #58: The First Interagency “Forum on Green Jobs: Local Strategies and Actions” [viewed]

What are the linkages between climate change and sustainable local development? What are green jobs and how do they come into the equation? How to shape local strategies and actions for green jobs? How to synchronise local initiatives with national policies intended to foster a low-carbon economy and promote green jobs?

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Adaptation Fund Board Invites Comments on Project Proposals [viewed]

26 April 2011: The Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) has posted 13 project proposals on its website for comment from civil society. The proposals come from Argentina, Djibouti, Fiji, Guatemala, Madagascar, Maldives, Mali, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, Tanzania and Turkmenistan.

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CBD Monthly Bulletin Highlights Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation on REDD+ [viewed]

26 April 2011: In the March issue of its Monthly Bulletin of Activities, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) highlights several recent meetings and activities, including the opening for signature of the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and the Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries, including on relevant biodiversity safeguards.

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CCCCC Publishes New Issues of Climate Change News Update [viewed]

18 April 2011: The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has recently published two issues of its weekly newsletter, "Climate Change News Update."

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