Capacity Building & Education

ASB to Build Capacity for REDD Negotiators [viewed]

4 December 2010: The Alternatives to Slash and Burn Partnership at the World Agroforestry Centre (ASB-ICRAF) has launched the second phase of its project on "Building REDD Capacity for Developing Country Negotiators and Land Managers."

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UNDP Releases Updated Technology Needs Assessment Handbook [viewed]

3 December 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the UNFCCC Secretariat, has released the updated version of the Handbook for Conducting Technology Needs Assessment for Climate Change. 

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OECD Paper Discusses Energy Sector Environmental Management and Governance [viewed]

November 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a paper in its OECD Environmental Working Papers series titled “Capacity Development for Environmental Management and Governance in the Energy Sector in Developing Countries.”

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UNEP OzonAction's Virtual Tour Reaches Cancun [viewed]

6 December 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) OzonAction Branch's “Virtual Tour from Bangkok to Cancun,” which looks at solutions to climate change offered by the Montreal Protocol on Ozone Depleting Substances, has reached Cancun.

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CDM International Photo and Video Contest Winners Announced [viewed]

3 December 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has announced the winners of the 2010 Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) International Photo and Video Contests, which were launched with the theme “CDM Changing Lives.”

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UNEP Launches CDM Methodologies and Technologies Selection Tool [viewed]

December 2010: the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Risoe Centre has launched a tool to assist Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) stakeholders in choosing the most appropriate and relevant methodologies and technologies for their CDM projects.

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Event: Fifth Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management: Strengthening Partnerships for Resilience [viewed]

The Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management is the instrument for promoting knowledge dissemination in the areas of risk reduction, disaster preparedness and response, and adaptation to climate change in the Caribbean region. This Conference provides the platform for dialogue on initiatives and issues to advance the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) agenda and for measuring progress in the region within the context of the Enhanced CDM Strategy and Programming Framework 2007-2012. CDM is the regional contribution to the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015, for global action in disaster risk reduction. The CDM Conference is a regional event of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) global platform.  

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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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