Capacity Building & Education

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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UN-REDD Programme Publishes Media Pack for COP 15 [viewed]

7dic_09_104 December 2009: The UN-REDD Programme has released a Media Pack titled "Reporting REDD" to provide journalists with an overview of issues related to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) ahead of the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 15).

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Spain Pledges €15 million for UN-REDD Programme [viewed]

Un-redd4 December 2009: Spain has become the third donor to the UN-REDD Programme, following the Governments of Norway and Denmark, by pledging €15 million to the trust fund. Yemi Katerere, Head of UN-REDD, commented that "there is a growing interest in the UN-REDD Programme by developing and developed countries and a clear recognition that reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) cannot happen without this partnership.

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UNEP Risoe Centre Publishes Guidebook on CDM Programme of Activities [viewed]

7dic_09_173 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development has published a guidebook on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) titled "A Primer on CDM Programme of Activities."

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UNEP Reports on Tree Plantings in Kenya and Côte d'Ivoire [viewed]

Unep30 November 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Tunza Youth Programme is spearheading a tree planting drive involving hundreds of Kenyan youth.

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