Human Settlements & Population

Arab Region DRR Conference Calls for Emphasis on Climate Resilience [viewed]

21 March 2013: The First Arab Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), co-organized by the UN International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), concluded with a call for the successor agreement to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) to emphasize climate resilience.

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World Bank, International Land Coalition Assess Land-Related Development Projects in Central America [viewed]

March 2013: As part of its Knowledge for Change Series, the International Land Coalition (ILC), with the World Bank, has released a report, titled "Reflections on 20 Years of Land-Related Development Projects in Central America: 10 things you might not expect, and future directions," which provides a critical assessment of the past and future of land policy reform projects in Central America.

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Event: 5th Biennial C40 Mayors Summit [viewed]

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) is hosting this three-day summit to convene mayors from the world's largest cities with hundreds of urban and climate change leaders for a series of roundtable discussions and working sessions focused on greenhouse gas (GHG) measurements and climate adaptation. New York City Mayor and C40 Chair Michael Bloomberg and Johannesburg Mayor Mpho Parks Tau are leading the event. Started in 2005, C40 is a network of cities around the world looking to take concrete actions local actions for climate change adaptation and mitigation.  

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Peru Holds NAMAs Workshop [viewed]

15 March 2013: Peru's Environment Ministry (MINAM), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Low-Emission Capacity Building Programme, the German International Cooperation (GIZ) and Ecofys' Mitigation Momentum Project organized a technical workshop on developing Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) for three sectors and roadmaps for their implementation in Peru.

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Population Consultation Calls for Comment on Leaders' Document [viewed]

26 February 2013: The co-leaders of the online consultations on population dynamics in the post-2015 development agenda have called for public comment on a draft outcome document to be considered at the high-level Global Thematic Consultation on Population Dynamics, convening in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 12-13 March 2013.

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Momentum for Change Announces Women for Results Competition [viewed]

6 March 2013: The Momentum for Change Initiative announced a call for applications for the “Momentum for Change: Women for Results” competition. This competition aims to showcase women's leadership and participation on climate change from around the world with the goal of inspiring decision makers and the public to support immediate, ambitious action on climate change.

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WRI, ICLEI, C40 Invite Cities to Pilot New GHG Inventory Protocol [viewed]

5 March 2013: Cities around the world have been invited to pilot test the new “Global Protocol for Community-Scale GHG Emissions (GPC),” which aims to establish a single, accepted, consistent and comprehensive global framework for preparing and reporting city greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories.

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UNFPA and Partners Release Book on Population Dynamics in Adaptation Planning [viewed]

March 2013: The UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and El Colegio de México have released an edited compilation of papers on the use of population dynamics in planning for adaptation to climate change.

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Event: Asia-Pacific Training for Policymakers and Practitioners on Migration, Environment, Climate Change and Adaptation [viewed]

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will conduct a two-day training for Asia-Pacific policy makers and practitioners on the migration-environment nexus, in collaboration with the Foresight Programme (Government Office for Science, UK), the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The training aims to build the capacity of policy makers and practitioners to address migration challenges within climate change, development and environment policies and strategies. The training will also facilitate exchanges among policymakers and practitioners on climate change, environment and migration, with a particular focus on migration management policies. The training will be held back to back with the Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum.  

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UN Security Council Discusses Security Implications of Climate Change [viewed]

15 February 2013: The UN Security Council held an informal, Arria formula meeting on the “security dimensions of climate change.” Tony deBrum, Minister in Assistance to the President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, gave a press conference at UN Headquarters in New York, US, after speaking as a panelist about the security issues faced by his country and other small island developing States (SIDS).

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