Capacity Building & Education

UN/ISDR Supports Disaster Management Training in Mexico [viewed]

27 August 2010: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) regional office for the Americas and the UN Capacity Development for Disaster Reduction Initiative are supporting an initiative of Mexico City, Mexico, to train 10,000 public servants on their responsibilities and options to consistently help reduce risks facing their city.  

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UN/ISDR Holds Disaster Risk Management Training in Kenya [viewed]

25 August 2010: The African regional office of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) in Rift Valley Province, Kenya, held a pilot train-the-trainers workshop from 25-26 August 2010, which drew participants from several African countries.

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UNEP Calculates Carbon Footprint of Young Olympians [viewed]

25 August 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is providing a carbon footprint calculator for participants in the Youth Olympics, which is being held in Singapore, for competitors aged 14 to 18.

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2010 CDM International Photo and Video Contest Launched [viewed]

20 August 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has launched the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) International Photo and Video Contest 2010, on the theme “CDM Changing Lives.”

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CBD Selects Sponsored Experts for REDD Workshop [viewed]

18 August 2010: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated the list of sponsored experts for the Global Expert Workshop on Biodiversity Benefits of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD), to be held from 20-23 September 2010, in Nairobi, Kenya.

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July-August 2010 Issue of UNCCD News Focuses on Decade for Deserts [viewed]

16 August 2010: The Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has released the July-August 2010 issue of UNCCD News, which focuses on the launch of the UN Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification (UNDDD). This special issue contains statements from 15 leaders, pledging their commitment and the backing of their organizations to the Decade.

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Greening the Blue Updates on UN's Sustainability Reporting [viewed]

11 August 2010: In its latest press release, Greening the Blue recounts sustainability reporting by various UN organizations, highlighting the efforts of UN agencies to communicate how they  incorporate climate change into their core work.

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Event: V International Workshop Course: Carbon Markets "Carbon Project as a New Business Opportunity" [viewed]

This course is organized by the National Environmental Fund - FONAM PERU, with support from the Ministry of Environment of Peru, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Risoe Center. It will include presentations on: Kyoto and Voluntary Markets; Post-Copenhagen perspectives; carbon project finance; and methodological and legal issues. In addition, the event will feature a workshop and a matchmaking session between carbon firms and project developers.  

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UN Launches Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification [viewed]

16 August 2010: The UN has launched the Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification, which will run from 2010-2020 and will seek to raise awareness and action to improve the protection and management of the world's drylands. 

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Pacific Disaster Risk Management Partnership Network Discusses Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

13 August 2010: The fifth Annual Meeting of the Pacific Disaster Risk Management Partnership Network was organized around the theme "Enhancing the Implementation of the Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Management Framework for Action through a Multi-stakeholder Approach."

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