Capacity Building & Education

ITTC Approves New Strategic Plan for ITTO, US$9 Million in Funding [viewed]

10 November 2012: The International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) convened its 48th session from 5-10 November 2012, in Yokohama, Japan. The Council announced funding of US$9 million for sustainable forest management and to support trade of sustainably harvested tropical forest resources.

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UNEP Frankfurt School Convenes Sustainable Energy Finance Academy [viewed]

November 2012: The Frankfurt School - UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Collaborating Centre for Climate and Sustainable Energy convened the Sustainable Energy Finance Summer Academy in Nairobi, Kenya, from 21-26 October 2012. This year's Academy focused on sustainable energy finance in Africa.

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UNDP Joins Climate and Clean Air Coalition [viewed]

UNDP8 November 2012: UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark has announced that UNDP has joined the Climate and Clean Air Coalition. The Coalition is a partnership among governments, NGOs and international organizations that aims to tackle the challenges posed by short-lived climate pollutants, such as black carbon, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and methane, at a global scale.

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GCARD Conference Focuses on Engaging Smallholder Farmers [viewed]

1 November 2012: During the Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (CGARD) a broad range of stakeholders discussed the importance of open access to agricultural research, best practices on engaging smallholder farmers and implementation of the GCARD six-point Road Map.

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FAO Releases Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture Learning Materials [viewed]

FAONovember 2012: As part of the global learning efforts on sustainable agriculture to help meet climate change mitigation goals, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released the materials and presentations from the 11 webinar sessions held during the month of September 2012 on "Conservation agriculture for climate change mitigation."

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UNEP Hosts Fumigation Training to Assist with Methyl Bromide Phase-Out in Africa [viewed]

UNEP10 October 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) convened phosphine fumigation training in Douala, Cameroon, from 8-10 October 2012. The training aimed to demonstrate available methyl bromide alternatives for the management of stored grain pests, and analyzed the application, efficacy, cost, availability, global warming potential, registration, phytotoxicity, and corrosiveness of alternatives.

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UNEP Executive Director Updates CPR on Climate Change Activities [viewed]

UNEP26 September 2012: UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner reported to the 120th Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR) on UNEP activities related to climate change, among other activities.

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Event: Mitigation Potentials in the Livestock Sector: Video Seminar by CGIAR [viewed]

The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) will be presenting a live video science seminar on Mitigation Potential in the Livestock Sector, presented by Mario Herrero, senior agro-ecological systems analyst at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). The science seminar will cover the topic of mitigation potentials in the livestock sector, which will be followed by a 30-minute interactive discussion session.  

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UNFCCC Publishes LEG's Meeting Report [viewed]

UNFCCC7 November 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report of the 22nd meeting of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) (FCCC/SBI/2012/27). The meeting was held in Funafuti, Tuvalu, from 26-29 September 2012. The report provides an update on the efforts of the LEG to implement its work. 

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UNFCCC's Momentum for Change Initiative to Showcase "Lighthouse Activities" in Doha [viewed]

UNFCCC7 November 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the latest round of public-private "lighthouse activities" in developing countries, as part of the Momentum for Change Initiative. Activities selected either contribute to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or help people adapt to climate change, while benefitting the urban poor. 

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