Capacity Building & Education

TWN, South Centre Highlight Equity as Gateway to Mitigation and Adaptation Ambition [viewed]

limacop201 December 2014: On the sidelines of the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the UNFCCC in Lima, Peru, developing country panelists discussed critical steps to secure an equitable and just climate agreement by COP 21 in Paris, France. The Third World Network (TWN) and South Centre organized the event on 'Perspectives on the 2015 Paris Deal: Options on the Road from Lima 2014 to Paris 2015.'

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EU Parliament Outlines Priorities for Post-2015 Development Agenda [viewed]

europeanparliament27 November 2014: The European Parliament has adopted a resolution defining its collective priorities for the post-2015 development agenda. Priorities include ending poverty and fighting inequalities, a human rights-based approach, and a variety of social, economic, and environmental development issues.

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Event: Second UN Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum [viewed]

The second annual Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum will continue the momentum from the launch of the UN Decade of SE4ALL (2014-2024) at the first annual Forum, which took place in June 2014. The Forums were envisioned as annual events that will provide benchmarks for progress during the Decade. UN Member States will use the global platform as an opportunity to "take stock and push forward". The event is expected to include governments, civil society and the initiative's partner organizations, who will present their work, form partnerships and commit to further action. The Forum will also facilitate coordinating input from SE4ALL to other processes, such as climate change negotiations and the post-2015 development agenda. The SE4ALL initiative aims, by 2030, to ensure universal energy access to modern energy services, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency and double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.  

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REEEP, IDS Side Event Highlights "Climate Knowledge Grid" [viewed]

limacop201 December 2014: The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) and Institute of Development Studies (IDS) organized a side event, titled 'Innovation and Collaboration for Transforming Knowledge into Climate Action,' at the Lima Climate Change Conference. The Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group presented their efforts as "21st century librarians" to differentiate between useful and non-useful climate change information.

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Adaptation Finance Side Event Promotes Accountability, Transparency and Monitoring in Project Management [viewed]

limacop201 December 2014: Participants addressed approaches to adaptation finance, including mainstreaming funds from the global to the national level and the importance of direct access at an event convened on the sidelines of the Lima Climate Change Conference. The event, titled 'Adaptation Finance: Global to Local Perspectives,' emphasized the value of accountability for failed projects, credibility of National Implementing Entities (NIEs) and internalizing the cost of climate change for polluters responsible for it.

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Guest Article #117: Sharing Best Practices to Scale Up Mitigation Action: The Low Emission Capacity Building Programme's Annual Event [viewed]

The benefit of having 25 countries in a programme that spans the globe and represents a range of economic standing from least developed to emerging economies is the incredible amount of south-south learning that can be generated.

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UN Climate Change Conference Opens in Lima, Peru [viewed]

UNFCCC1 December 2014: The UN Climate Change Conference opened in Lima, Peru, and will continue through 12 December. Delegates are expected “to lay the foundation” for a new climate agreement in Paris in 2015, work towards streamlining elements of a draft agreement for Paris and explore common ground on unresolved issues in order to achieve a balanced draft text.

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CTCN, REEEP Launch Climate Tagger Tool [viewed]

ctcn-reep1 December 2014: The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) launched Climate Tagger, a knowledge management tool that aims to connect data from currently disconnected sources of climate change information. The tool can automatically scan, label, sort and catalogue data and document collections, according to its creators.

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WMO Releases 'Weather Reports from the Future' for Lima Climate Change Conference [viewed]

WMO1 December 2014: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has invited television weather presenters from around the world to “imagine a weather report from the year 2050.” While they will present possible scenarios, not true forecasts, the reports are based on the most up-to-date climate science and paint a picture of what life could possibly be like if the planet continues to warm.

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AfDB, World Bank Partner to Improve Hydromet Services in Africa [viewed]

AfDB27 November 2014: The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Bank held a seminar on improving Africa's hydrological and meteorological systems in order to capture weather and climate data and disseminate information to assist in development planning. Discussions emphasized the critical role of hydrometeorological services in providing information to support economic development and build resilience in many sectors in Africa, including disaster risk reduction and management, water, agriculture, transport, energy, public health and aviation safety and security.

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