Capacity Building & Education

Panama Climate Change Talks Forward Text to Durban [viewed]

10 October 2011: The Panama City Climate Change Talks, which were held from 1-7 October 2011, in Panama City, Panama, comprised the third part of the 16th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 16) and the third part of the 14th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 14).

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IDB Finances Panama's Disaster Risk Management and Adaptation [viewed]

IDB6 October 2011: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will finance Panama's development of a policy for disaster risk management and climate change adaptation with a US$100 million loan.

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UNEP Joins UNFPA's 7 Billion Actions Campaign [viewed]

6 October 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced that it has joined the 7 Billion Actions Campaign, coordinated by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), to encourage individuals, governments, businesses and organizations to take actions to create a more sustainable world for seven billion inhabitants.

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CCCCC Update Highlights SIDS' Calls for Action on Climate [viewed]

CCCCC4 October 2011: The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has published the September 2011 edition of its Climate Change News Update. The edition contains a summary of major international and regional climate change-related news, highlighting calls by representatives of small island States for urgent action to mitigate climate change and to support the adaptation efforts of the poorest countries.

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GBIF Discusses Bioinformatics' Contribution to Sustainability [viewed]

GBIF5 October 2011: The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Science Symposium 2011 focused on the experience gained during GBIF's first decade in building a global infrastructure for, and networks of, biodiversity informatics.

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New Series of Joint Implementation Audio Files Released [viewed]

UNFCCCOctober 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a new series of audio files explaining the basic workings of Joint Implementation (JI). In the audio files, members of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) explain, in plain language, topics such as additionality, baseline, monitoring, fees and issuance.

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Event: Negotiating Climate Change Finance [viewed]

The Multilateral Diplomacy Programme of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), in cooperation with Germanwatch, has developed this e-learning course on “Negotiating Climate Change Finance," which will be conducted from 24 October-18 November 2011. The aim of the course is to provide the skills and knowledge needed for participation in multilateral negotiations, particularly under the UNFCCC. It will enhance participants' understanding of the key objectives and instruments of international climate finance, the multilateral policy framework and key negotiation issues crucial to reaching a post-2012 agreement, particularly with respect to the forthcoming 17th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 17).  

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FAO Publishes Science Journal for Students on Forests [viewed]

FAOOctober 2011: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), with the US Forest Service, has released the 15th issue of the "Natural Inquirer," an integrated science education journal for students aged 11-14. 

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CIF Endorses Kenyan Plan to Develop Renewable Energy Resources [viewed]

30 September 2011: The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) have approved funding for Kenya's investment plan to scale up and develop its renewable energy resources, which will enhance their energy security, increase electricty access, reduce supply costs and bring socioeconomic benefits to local communities.

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PAHO Adopts Strategy and Action Plan on Climate Change [viewed]

30 September 2011: The 51st Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) adopted a new strategy and action plan on climate change drafted by the PAHO Secretariat. These documents call on countries in the Americas to develop national climate change strategies with technical help from PAHO and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as national campaigns to increase awareness of the health risks of climate change.

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