Capacity Building & Education

Event: Cancun Global Business Day: Building Bridges [viewed]

This event is organized by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The day will focus on the concept of “building bridges” – increasing the dialogue between business and government and within the global business community to deliver action and to prevent unacceptable climate change.  

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Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa Concludes 11th Meeting [viewed]

18 November 2010: The 11th Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa (RCM-Africa), which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 14-15 November 2010, has concluded its deliberations on the best approaches to coordinate efforts to support the African Union (AU) and its New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) programme.

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CGIAR Launches Climate Food and Farming Research Network [viewed]

November 2010: The Challenge Program on Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) of the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIAR) has launched an initiative called the Climate Food and Farming Research Network (CLIFF) with the University of Copenhagen.

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JI Supervisory Committee and CDM Executive Board Annual Reports Published [viewed]

16 November 2010: The annual report of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board to the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP) are now available on the UNFCCC website.

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UNIDO's “Making It” Magazine Focuses on LDCs' Challenges [viewed]

November 2010: The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has published the fourth issue of its magazine, “Making It: Industry for Development,” with the theme “On track to prosperity?” 

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UNEP Provides Environmental Training to Peacekeepers [viewed]

9 November 2010: As part of the Natural Resources Management in Post-Conflict Countries Initiative, developed by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), UNEP convened a four-day training course for UN Field Mission staff.

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AfDB Launches African Carbon Support Project [viewed]

8 November 2010: The African Development Bank (AfDB) launched a project designed to assist project developers in the continent in accessing carbon finance to ensure the commercial feasibility of their projects.

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Event: Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) Peer Evaluation and Planning Meeting [viewed]

20 African countries building resilience to climate change, as part of the Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP), will meet in Dakar to share lessons on climate adaptation, build capacity, agree on priorities for the AAP workplan for 2011, and accelerate progress to make their countries more resilient to climate change. Since 2008, the AAP – a flagship programme of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with UNIDO, UNICEF and WFP under the Japan-UNDP Joint Framework for Building Partnership to Address Climate Change – is helping 20 countries in Africa to develop their capacity to design and implement climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction programmes that are aligned with their national development priorities.  

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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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