Capacity Building & Education

African “Committee of Ten” Discusses Strategy for Copenhagen [viewed]

africanunionlogo17 November 2009: The Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (Committee of Ten), mandated by the African Union (AU) to speak on behalf of Africa during the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP-15) to the UNFCCC, met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 17 November 2009.

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APEC Leaders' Meeting Addresses Climate Change [viewed]

apec15 November 2009: Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) convened for their 17th meeting, titled “Sustaining Growth, Connecting the Region,” in Singapore on 14-15 November 2009, and discussed climate change, among other issues.

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ILO Researching Skills Needed for Greener Economies [viewed]

IloNovember 2009: The International Labour Organization (ILO), in cooperation with the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop), is conducting policy-applied research into skills needs for greener economies.

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UNFCCC Publishes Summary Report on Performance Indicators for Measuring the Implementation of the Technology Transfer Framework [viewed]

UNFCCC11 November 2009: The UNFCCC has published an advance summary of the final report by the Chair of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer (EGTT) on “Performance indicators to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the implementation of the technology transfer framework” (FCCC/SB/2009/4).

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ADB Organizes Asia-Pacific Climate Change Video Contest [viewed]

Logo-adb4 November 2009: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced a new video competition on the theme “My View: The Asia-Pacific Climate Change Video Contest.”

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UN Secretary-General Stresses Role of World Faith's Communities in Tackling Climate Change [viewed]

un-secretary-general-stresses-role-of-world-faithe28099s3 November 2009: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon co-hosted the global gathering of inter-faith leaders, “Faith Commitments for a Living Planet,” which took place from 2-4 November 2009, at Windsor Castle in London, UK.

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UNESCO to Consider Preparing a Universal Declaration of Ethical Principles Related to Climate Change [viewed]

© UNESCO23 October 2009: The 35th Session of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) General Conference convened at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, from 6-23 October 2009. A key climate-related outcome was in the field of social and human sciences, where the Conference requested an examination of the advisability of preparing a draft universal declaration of ethical principles in relation to climate change.

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UN-REDD Hosts Side Event during World Forestry Congress [viewed]

© UN-REDD23 October 2009: The UN Programme on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (UN-REDD Programme) hosted a side event during the World Forestry Congress, which took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 18-23 October 2009. The side event showcased the UN-REDD Programme's support to country efforts to get ready for REDD and to develop requisite capacity for implementation.

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ECA, UNEP and UNDP Organize Gender and Climate Sensitization Training Workshop [viewed]

© UNECA19 October 2009: Participants at a three-day sensitization training on gender and climate change resolved to encourage political leaders and African lead negotiators to integrate gender issues into the climate change negotiations ahead of COP 15 in Copenhagen. The training, which was part of the implementation of the Nairobi Declaration of the Network of Women Ministers and Leaders for the Environment, was organized by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), with the collaboration of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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UNGA Second Committee Discusses Climate Change Impacts and Threats [viewed]

© UN General Assembly19 October 2009: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) Second Committee (Economic and Financial) participated, on 19 October, in a panel discussion focused on “Climate Change: Impacts and Threats,” based on the Secretary-General's report “Climate Change and its Possible Security Implications.” The event was organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) under the auspices of the Second Committee.

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