Capacity Building & Education

UNDP Hosts Climate Change Training Workshop for UN Interagency Groups and NGOs [viewed]

colombianflagUndp4 December 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Country Office in Colombia hosted a training workshop on climate change for 45 participants from various UN interagency groups, including the UN Emergency Team (UNETE), the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), and the Inter-agency Group on Climate Change (GICC), NGOs and other agencies.

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UNDESA Policy Brief: “Ocean Acidification: A Hidden Risk for Sustainable Development” [viewed]

21dic_09_07December 2009: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), Division for Sustainable Development (DSD), has prepared a policy brief titled "Ocean Acidification: A Hidden Risk for Sustainable Development."

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UNWTO Releases Publication on Advancing Tourism's Response to Climate Change [viewed]

18dic_09_0416 December 2009: The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly has released a paper entitled "From Davos to Copenhagen and Beyond: Advancing Tourism's Response to Climate Change," which takes stock of progress achieved in this field.

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IPCC Launches Climate Education Programme [viewed]

Ipcc Logo16 December 2009: At a side event held during the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) launched its Climate Education Programme, which draws on the money received for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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UN Secretary-General Designates Wangari Maathai as UN Messenger of Peace [viewed]

wangari-maathai14 December 2009: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has designated 2004 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on the environment and climate change.

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UNEP Releases European Atlas of Environmental Change and Climate Communities [viewed]

15dic_09_0513 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Environment Agency have released theEuropean Atlas of Environmental Change and Climate Communities, which depicts through satellite imagery the impact of climate change in Europe.

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UNECE Releases Publication on its Climate Change Responses [viewed]

14dic_09_0211 December 2009: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has released a publication titled "Catalysing Change - The UNECE Response to the Climate Countdown."

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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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