Capacity Building & Education

GEF Endorses Projects on Biodiversity, Climate Change, International Waters and POPs [viewed]

November 2010: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) gave a final green light to a series of full-sized projects during the month of November, which allows their final approval by implementing agencies to commence activities, including on: biodiversity conservation in Venezuela, Lao PDR and Ecuador; climate change in Chile; and removal of HCFCs in the Russian Federation.

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UNDP Supports Bangladesh's Mangrove Planting Efforts [viewed]

29 November 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is working with the Government of Bangladesh and local communities to plant mangroves along the southern delta's coastline, as a protection against sea level rise and the increased impacts of storms caused by climate change.

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Pacific Island Countries Hold Pre-Cancun Meeting [viewed]

27 November 2010: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) coordinated a meeting of the Pacific islands countries in Cancun, Mexico, from 21-23 November 2010, to support negotiators from the Pacific region in finetuning their position ahead of the Cancun Climate Change Conference.

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Pacific Islands Marine Outlook 2010 Released [viewed]

26 November 2010: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Progamme (SPREP) has announced the release of the Pacific Marine Outlook 2010, which synthesizes current information regarding the state of, and responses to, a variety of threats for the Pacific Islands region.

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Third South-South Expo Focuses on Capacity in Research and Technology Development [viewed]

26 November 2010: The Third Annual Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD Expo) took place from 22-26 November 2010, at International Labour Organization (ILO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and showcased over 100 partnerships and solutions to poverty challenges that have been developed by developing countries themselves.

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SPREP Releases 2009 Report [viewed]

November 2010: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has released its annual report of activities for 2009, which covers activities related to climate change and biodiversity, among others.

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UNDP Cyprus Reports on Sustainability Efforts [viewed]

29 November 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Cyprus office has reported on the implementation of sustainability in its programmes and day-to-day operations.

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FAO Releases Regional Studies on Forests and Climate Change [viewed]

November 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released two working papers based on regional studies on forests and climate change.

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Marshall Islands Prepare National Climate Change Framework Policy [viewed]

23 November 2010: The Marshall Islands are preparing a national climate change framework policy (NCCFP) to provide a blueprint to build resilience to climate change, in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) Climate Change Programme, the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change project of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)-UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Pacific Adaptation Strategies Assistance Programme and the Pacific Islands Applied Geosciences Commission.

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UN CC:Learn to Support Pilot Projects on Human Resources, Learning and Skills Development [viewed]

November 2010: The One UN Training Service Platform for Climate Change (UN CC:Learn), with the support of the Swiss Development Cooperation, will support three pilot projects on strengthening human resources, learning and skills development to address climate change in 2011-2012.

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