Capacity Building & Education

Pacific Disaster Risk Management Partnership Network Discusses Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

13 August 2010: The fifth Annual Meeting of the Pacific Disaster Risk Management Partnership Network was organized around the theme "Enhancing the Implementation of the Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Management Framework for Action through a Multi-stakeholder Approach."

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UNEP Climate Neutral Network Hosts Green Project [viewed]

13 August 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Climate Neutral Network hosted a one-day visit from the Greek conservation group, Green Project, on 13 August 2010, in Nairobi, Kenya.

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UNEP/GRID Arendal Announces Tourism and Conservation Initiative [viewed]

12 August 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP)/GRID-Arendal centre has announced the “Linking Tourism and Conservation” initiative, launched in response to continuing breakages from Greenland's ice sheet.

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Greening the Blue Launches Resources Tab [viewed]

10 August 2010: UN's Greening the Blue launched a resources section on its website that includes background information needed to move a UN organization towards greater sustainability.

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UNDP-UNEP Poverty Environment Initiative Releases 2009 Report [viewed]

August 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI), a global UN-led programme that supports country-led efforts to mainstream poverty-environment linkages into national development planning, has released its 2009 Annual Progress Report.

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UNEP Provides Update on Billion Tree Campaign [viewed]

29 July 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has reported that participants from seven additional countries have joined its Billion Tree Campaign, bringing the total number of countries represented to 185.

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Event: Least Developed Countries Training Workshop on Implementing National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) [viewed]

This is the fourth of a series of five training workshops organized by the Least Developed Countries Group (LEG) in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and its agencies. The workshop is targeting Lusophone LDCs and one recently graduated Lusophone LDCs, comprising in total five parties to the UNFCCC. The workshop and materials will be entirely in Portuguese. The training aims to: provide technical support to Least Developed Country (LDC) teams in the design of an implementation strategy for the NAPAs, and to build capacity of these teams in the preparation and submission of project documents to the GEF under the LDF Fund (LDCF); and, where needed, to provide technical support to those LDC parties that are still preparing their NAPAs.  

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Model UN Conference Simulates IAEA's Atoms for Food Partnership [viewed]

5 August 2010: The Vienna International Model UN (VIMUN) conference, which took place at the Vienna International Centre in Austria from 2-5 August 2010, simulated the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors Meeting discussion of the topic "Atoms for Food: Against Growing Food Insecurity in the Light of Climate Change."

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Event: Launch of UN Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification [viewed]

To promote actions that will protect the world's drylands from further deterioration and degradation into deserts, the United Nations will launch the Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification on 16 August 2010. The Decade will be launched during the opening of the 2nd International Conference on Climate, Sustainability and Development in Semi-arid Regions. The Decade of events are spearheaded by the Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in collaboration with the Department of Public Information (DPI) of the UN Secretariat in New York, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and other relevant UN bodies.  

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Greening the Blue Poll Shows Support for Purchase of Carbon Offsets [viewed]

4 August 2010: An informal poll carried out on the UN Greening the Blue website shows support for the UN purchasing of carbon offsets.

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