Capacity Building & Education

UNITAR Provides Climate Change Training to UNECA Staff [viewed]

2dic_09_0630 November 2009: The staff of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) took part in a training workshop on climate change, delivered by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the UNFCCC Secretariat, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) from 17-20 November 2009.

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CO2 Cubes Art Exhibit to be Unveiled at COP15 Opening [viewed]

2dic_09_0730 November 2009: An art exhibit titled "CO2 CUBES: Visualize a Tonne of Change" will be unveiled to the public in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the Tycho Brahe Planetarium, for the launch of the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, which will convene from 7-18 December 2009.

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UNEP Announces Release of Film “Hard Rain” [viewed]

2dic_09_0926 November 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced the release of a film titled "Hard Rain: Our Headlong Collision with Nature," by Mark Edwards and Bob Dylan, which will be released on DVD at the opening of the Hard Rain exhibition in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 6 December 2009, the eve of the UN Climate Change Conference.

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EU-China Summit Dominated by Climate Change [viewed]

logoeupresidency30 November 2009: The 12th EU-China Summit, held on 30 November 2009, in Nanjing, China, was dominated by discussions on climate change negotiations and cooperation. During the Summit, Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao reiterated his country's commitment to reducing carbon dioxide intensity in the economy by 40 to 50% by the year 2020, stressing that China is still a developing country at a sensitive stage in its industrial development, and that its per capita emissions are still below that of developed countries.

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UNICEF Co-Hosts Children's Climate Forum [viewed]

Unicef Logo28 November 2009: The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the city of Copenhagen, Denmark, are hosting a Children's Climate Forum from 28 November-4 December 2009.

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Commonwealth Leaders Call for Legally-Binding Agreement by 2010, Support Copenhagen Launch Fund [viewed]

commonwealthlogo28 November 2009: Commonwealth leaders, joined by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Danish Prime Minister Lars LøkkeRasmussen, focused discussions on climate change during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held from 27-29 November 2009, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Joins Seal the Deal! Campaign [viewed]

23nov_09_0620 November 2009: The UN Children's Fund's (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo has lent her voice to the UN-led Seal the Deal! campaign.

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UN Agencies Hold Workshop to Advance Concept of One UN Training Service Platform on Climate Change [viewed]

UnitarNovember 2009: A two-day UN inter-agency workshop was held from 29-30 October 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland, to advance the concept of a "One UN Training Service Platform on Climate Change," also referred to as "UN CC:Learn." The workshop was held at the headquarters of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and was attended by representatives from 17 UN organizations.

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UN/ISDR Releases Briefing Note on Lessons and Practices in Adaptation to Climate Change [viewed]

Un-isdr18 November 2009: The Secretariat of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has released a briefing note titled “Adaptation to climate change by reducing disaster risks: country practices and lessons.”

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Capacity-Building Synthesis Report [viewed]

UNFCCC18 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a report (FCCC/SBI/2009/10) on the implementation of the framework for capacity-building in developing countries.

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