Capacity Building & Education

UNDP Supports Solar-Powered Irrigation in Mozambique [viewed]

14 September 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Mitsui and Co. Ltda, a Japanese trading company, have established a partnership to build a solar-powered irrigation system that will benefit the Millennium Village of Chibuto, in Southern Mozambique.

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UNFCCC Publishes SB Agendas for Cancun [viewed]

7 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the provisional agendas for the 33rd sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) (FCCC/SBI/2010/11) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/7), which will take place in Cancun, Mexico, from 30 November-4 December 2010.

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Event: Regional Workshop for Africa on Article 6 of the Convention [viewed]

This Regional Workshop for Africa on Article 6 of the UNFCCC (Education, Training and Public Awareness) is organized in response to a request by the Conference of Parties (COP) at its 13th session (Bali, December 2007) (decision 9/CP.13). It aims to: contribute to the intermediate review of progress in 2010; evaluate its effectiveness; and identify emerging gaps and opportunities. The discussions at the workshop are expected to contribute to assessing the level of implementation of the New Delhi work programme in the region, identifying needs and persistent gaps, with a view to making recommendations on how to enhance the level of implementation of Article 6 activities and to contribute to the interim review process.  

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UNFCCC Publishes CDM and JI FAQ Lists [viewed]

6 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published clarifications to “frequently asked questions” (FAQs) about the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI).  

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Global Mechanism Developing South-South Cooperation Web Portal [viewed]

September 2010: The Global Mechanism of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is developing a web-based, knowledge exchange tool to strengthen the role of local stakeholders in decision-making processes related to Sustainable Land Management (SLM).

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UNCCD and WMO Discuss Collaboration [viewed]

31 August 2010: Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), recently discussed tightening their institutional collaboration with a view to enhancing responses to the effects of climate change.

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Event: UNITAR Course on Climate Change Diplomacy [viewed]

This online course is organized by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) to facilitate international negotiations, public sector work, and diplomatic engagement in relation to climate change by enabling enhanced understanding of the science of climate change, its international policy framework, and the key negotiation issues pertinent to a post-2012 climate change agreement.  

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Solomon Islands Qualifies for Adaptation Fund [viewed]

26 August 2010: Solomon Islands is the first country in the Pacific, and the fourth country worldwide, to qualify for the Adaptation Fund under the UNFCCC, which will finance projects in vulnerable developing countries aimed to help adapt their agricultural resources and food security to climate change threats.

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Event: DNA Training in Mexico [viewed]

This training event for Designated National Authorities (DNAs) for the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) will be held prior to the 10th DNA Forum.  

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Event: DNA Training [viewed]

The training event for Designated National Authorities (DNAs) for the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) will be held at a venue to be determined in the Latin America region.  

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