Capacity Building & Education

UNFCCC Launches DNA Help Desk for Under-Represented Regions and Countries [viewed]

UNFCCC2 August 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has launched the Designated National Authority (DNA) Help Desk, which aims to help DNAs in under-represented regions and countries to improve their level of participation in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

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UNEP Announces Winners of World Environment Day Challenge [viewed]

UNEP2 August 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced the five winners of the World Environment Day (WED) Challenge 2012. UNEP announced winners from Kenya, Colombia, Australia, India and Bangladesh, who will each win a fuel-efficient car.

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World Bank Outlines DRR Plans in Viet Nam [viewed]

World Bank2 August 2012: The World Bank has reported on projects implemented in Viet Nam since 2006 to promote disaster risk reduction (DRR), with partners including the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and AusAID.

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UNEP GEAS Releases Review of Early Warning Systems [viewed]

UNEP1 August 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Environmental Alert Service (GEAS) has released a report on early warning systems, introducing the basic concepts of early warning systems, reviewing existing early warning and monitoring systems, and looking at current gaps and needs for early warning systems.

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UNCCD Newsletter Highlights Land for Life Award Winners [viewed]

August 2012: The Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has released issue 4.2/4.3 of UNCCD News. The latest issue features stories on the three winners of the UNCCD's first Land for Life Award.

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IFC Staff Meet with Climate Science Experts [viewed]

31 July 2012: Members of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) staff met with a group of climate scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, US, to gain knowledge about climate change and work towards making more climate-friendly investments.

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Event: Assistance for Action: Aviation and Climate Change [viewed]

This seminar is organized by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and will provide states and other stakeholders with an opportunity to exchange views and information on the assistance required to develop and implement policies and actions related to international aviation and climate change. In addition, the seminar will consider synergies, existing measures and mechanisms by which ICAO and other relevant stakeholders can assist states in developing and implementing climate policies and actions. Topics will include: capacity building; alternative fuels; financing for emissions reduction actions; technology transfer; and technical support – ICAO web-based tools and databases.  

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CCAFS Project Demonstrates Positive Impacts of Climate Smart Agriculture [viewed]

26 July 2012: A pilot project carried out by the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) programme in the Vaishali district, Bihar, India, has demonstrated the potential for climate-smart techniques, including improved quality of seeds and evenly spaced planting, to more than double productivity.

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SPREP Hosts Climate Resilience Project Workshop in Cook Islands [viewed]

Adaptation Fund6 July 2012: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) hosted an Inception Workshop for a US$5 million dollar Climate Change Adaptation Programme, which will be implemented from 2012-2017, with the guidance of the Pa Enua or outer island communities in the Cook Islands, targeting sectors such as the water, health, agriculture and marine resources.

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UNFCCC Holds Workshop on Water, Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation [viewed]

UNFCCC20 July 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat organized a technical workshop to address water, climate change impacts and adaptation strategies under the Nairobi Work Programme on Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change. The meeting was held in Mexico City, Mexico, from 18-20 July 2012. 

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