Capacity Building & Education

Third Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification Develops Statement to UNCCD CST [viewed]

11 November 2010: The third conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification, which convened from 8-11 November 2010, at the Sede Boqer's Blaustein Institute for Desert Research at Ben Gurion University in Israel, developed a "Statement on the Synergistic Implementation of the Rio Conventions in the Drylands."

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IAEA Participates in Launch of New Nuclear Energy Management School [viewed]

11 November 2010: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), together with the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy, have launched the Nuclear Energy Management School to train a new generation of nuclear energy leaders.

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CARICOM Trains Next Generation of Environmental Negotiators from ACP [viewed]

10 November 2010: The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, held a Regional Skills Training Workshop targeting the next generation of regional environmental negotiators.

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Adaptation Fund Holds Signing Ceremony for First Project [viewed]

11 November 2010:  The Adaptation Fund held a signing ceremony in Washington, DC, US, of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Government of Senegal for a project focused on protecting its coastline from sea level rise.

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SPREP Organizes Sub-regional Training on Socioeconomic Assessment [viewed]

9 November 2010: The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), in the framework of the regional project "Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change" (PACC), held a sub-regional training on socioeconomic assessment in Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia, from 21-23 September 2010.

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UN/ISDR Calls for Good Practices and Lessons Learned on Resilience [viewed]

9 November 2010: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has launched a call for good practices and lessons learned by cities/local governments for its "Making Cities Resilient – My City is Getting Ready!" campaign.

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UNEP Convenes Global Forum for Sport and Environment [viewed]

9 November 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) convened the Global Forum for Sport and Environment (G-ForSE), in Nairobi, Kenya, from 8-9 November 2010, to review the environmental impacts of sporting events. 

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WMO Africa Meeting Outlines Priorities for National Meteorological Services [viewed]

8 November 2010: The World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) Regional Association for Africa met from 1-8 November 2010, in Marrakesh, Morocco, to discuss how African national meteorological and hydrological services and regional centers can deliver services supporting national and regional development goals, including better climate predictions and climate change adaptation assessments.

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WFP Donates Monitoring Stations to Ethiopia [viewed]

8 November 2010: The World Food Programme (WFP) has donated 50 weather stations to the Government of Ethiopia. The weather stations aim to enhance national risk and disaster management capacities.

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Event: UNU Public Symposium on Climate Change and Education: UNESCO's Role in the 2010s [viewed]

This public symposium is hosted by the UN University (UNU). Irina Bokova, UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director General, will focus on the role of education in addressing climate change impact in a sustainable manner. UNESCO has recently launched a climate change initiative that supports investigation and research in areas such as advancing knowledge about climate change, preserving the biosphere, coping with the social aspects of climate change, and minimizing disaster risks.  

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