Capacity Building & Education

Event: UNITAR Workshop on Environmental Negotiations and Climate Change Diplomacy [viewed]

This Workshop is being organized by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the Olof Palme Memorial Fund as part of UNITAR's 2010 Negotiation Series “Towards levelling the playing field.” It aims at equipping delegates, particularly from developing countries, least developed countries and small island States, with the skills and knowledge needed to perform efficiently in multilateral negotiations related to environmental sustainability and climate change.  

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US Mission to the UN in Geneva Goes Green [viewed]

21 July 2010: The US Mission to the UN in Geneva, Switzerland, has announced it will be greening their grounds in August 2010, with the help from nine landscape architecture students.

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UNDP Finalizes Project to Protect Mountain Forests in Tanzania [viewed]

20 July 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Tanzania have successfully concluded a seven-year project, financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), aimed to protect the biodiversity of forestland of the Eastern Arc reserve in Tanzania, 70% of which had been destroyed due to crop shifting and timber harvesting.

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IRRI Releases July-September Edition of Rice Today [viewed]

July 2010: The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has released the July-September edition of Rice Today, which includes an article on the impacts of variable climate on rice crops in California.

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UNDP Nigeria Calculates its Carbon Footprint [viewed]

UNDP18 July 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Country Office in Nigeria has started a series of programmes to raise awareness about the effects of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to explore reduction options.

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UNDP Supports Strategic Investment to Address Climate Change in LDCs [viewed]

UNDPJuly 2010: In order to strengthen support to Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in their work on climate change in the lead up to the negotiations in Cancun and beyond, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has committed US$5.6 million toward a programme on "Strategic Investment in Addressing Climate Change in LDCs."

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UNECE Project Explores Algae Biomass Production [viewed]

14 July 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) is providing assistance in identifying opportunities to introduce algae biomass production in the Russian Federation through a project on the development of sustainable biomass trade and export opportunities.

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UN/ISDR Calls for Applications for Asian Writeshop [viewed]

12 July 2010: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) are calling for applications from young scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and others from Asia working in the field of climate change and disaster risk reduction (DRR) to participate in a “writeshop.”

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UNU to Hold Postgraduate Course on Climate Change Resilience [viewed]

July 2010: The UN University (UNU) has launched a call for applications for its postgraduate programme on building resilience to climate change, scheduled to take place from 13 September-1 October 2010, in Tokyo, Japan.

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Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Centre Opens in West Africa [viewed]

6 July 2010: A new regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) opened in Praia, Cape Verde, on 6 July. The Centre is supported by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Governments of Austria, Cape Verde and Spain, as well as through a special partnership between Brazil and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

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