Capacity Building & Education

EU Agrees on Fast-start Climate Financing [viewed]

Eu Swedish Presidency11 December 2009: EU Heads of State and government have agreed on climate "fast start funding" amounting to EUR 2.4 billion per year from 2010 to 2012. The EU now expects the rest of the world to contribute to reach EUR 7 billion.

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UN University Organizes Climate Change Film Festival [viewed]

10dic_09_01 9 December 2009: The UN University (UNU) is organizing a film festival on "Indigenous Voices on Climate Change," from 9-13 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark, as part of its contribution to the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 15).

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UN University Publishes Compendium of Climate Change Case Studies [viewed]

10dic_09_04December 2009: The UN University (UNU) has published an advance reading copy of its book titled "Advance Guard: Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, Mitigation and Indigenous Peoples - A Compendium of Case Studies."

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UNEP and GEF Support a Greener Football World Cup in 2010 [viewed]

GEF7 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) have announced support towards greening the World Cup with a one million dollar funding package to ensure that the event has a long-term sustainable impact on the country and the region.

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Event: UNECE Climate Change Adaptation in Transboundary Basins – Kick-off Workshop for Pilot Projects [viewed]

This workshop will launch the programme of pilot projects and the platform for exchanging experiences on adaptation in transboundary basins. It will provide a forum for representatives of the pilot projects and other similar initiatives to share practical experiences and better understand approaches, methods and concepts regarding climate change adaptation in transboundary basins.  

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UNICEF Children's Climate Forum Forwards Declaration to COP15 [viewed]

8dic_09_064 December 2009: The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the city of Copenhagen, Denmark, organized a Children's Climate Forum from 28 November-4 December 2009, in the run up to the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 15).

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GEF Videos Highlight Adaptation and Mitigation Efforts in Bhutan and China [viewed]

GEF2 December 2009: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has posted two videos showcasing adaptation efforts in Thotomi Glacier Lake, Bhutan, and its latest efforts to develop the renewable energy sector in China.

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World Bank Poll Shows Support for Mitigation Efforts, Even at a Cost [viewed]

8dic_09_082 December 2009: A World Bank poll carried out in 15 countries shows the majority of people think their country has a responsibility in taking steps to deal with climate change.

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OzonAction's Competition for Environmental Journalists Highlights Linkages Between Ozone Protection and Climate Change Issues [viewed]

8dic_09_09December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) OzonAction Programme, in cooperation with UNEP's Division of Communication and Public Information (DCPI) and UNEP's regional Offices, is organizing a competition for young journalists.

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UNESCAP Committee on Environment and Development Agrees on the Need to Incorporate Green Growth into Development Policy [viewed]

Unescap4 December 2009: The first session of the Committee on Environment and Development of the UN Environment and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) convened from 2-4 December 2009, in Bangkok, Thailand, and focused its discussions on development through Green Growth.

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