Capacity Building & Education

Youth Forum Discusses World Heritage Sites in Times of Climate Change [viewed]

20 October 2010: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Centre, along with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Tsukuba University and the German Technical Corporation (GTZ), are organizing the Go4BioDiv International Youth Forum under the theme "Our Treasures at Risk – World Heritage Sites in Times of Climate Change."

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First APEC Summit on Food Security Held [viewed]

17 October 2010: Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers responsible for food security met for the first time in Niigata, Japan, from 16-17 October 2010, and agreed on the Niigata Declaration on APEC Food Security, which contains several references to climate change.

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SPC Provides Climate Science Training to Tongan Officials [viewed]

15 October 2010: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), together with the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), provided training to Tongan Government staff on the use of customized software for assessing the effects of climate change.

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UNDP Promotes Low-Carbon Lifestyle at Shanghai Expo [viewed]

17 October 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Jiefang Daily Group, a major Chinese media company, co-hosted an event on "China's Low Carbon Future: A Dialogue on Green City and Green Life," at the ongoing Shanghai Expo. 

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AUC, AfDB and UNECA Launch ClimDev-Africa [viewed]

13 October 2010: The Climate Information for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) programme was officially launched on 13 October 2010, during the Seventh African Development Forum (ADF) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Pacific Organizations Discuss Increased Cooperation in Climate-related Assistance [viewed]

13 October 2010: The Chief Executives of the Council of Regional Organizations in the Pacific (CROP) have agreed to renew efforts in cooperating to address regional climate change issues.

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ADB Finances Two Solar Power Plants in Thailand [viewed]

12 October 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is lending up to US$140 million to The Bangchak Petroleum Company Public Company Limited (BCP) to build two solar power plants, for a total of 38MW in central Thailand.

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UNFCCC Publishes Subsidiary Bodies' Submissions for Cancun [viewed]

8 October 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published several submissions under the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), which will be considered at their 33rd sessions, scheduled to take place in Cancun, Mexico, from 30 November-4 December 2010.

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Fifth BASIC Meeting Focuses on Preparations for Cancun [viewed]

11 October 2010: The fifth ministerial meeting on climate change of Brazil, South Africa, India and China (BASIC) was held in Tianjin, China, from 10-11 October 2010, and focused on issues related to the Cancun Climate Change Conference.

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UN Headquarters Staff Join Civil Society Campaign [viewed]

11 October 2010: A group of people among the staff at UN Headquarters in New York, US, organized a swap of 350 incandescent light bulbs for compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL), with the aim of joining the 350 global events held on 10/10/10.

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