Poverty Eradication

Development and Climate Days Examine Adaptation Planning [viewed]

4 December 2011: Development and Climate Days took place in parallel with the Durban Climate Change Conference. The 2011 Develoment and Climate Days focused on “effective climate change adaptation planning” in response to the decision taken in 2010 under the Cancún Adaptation Framework to invite all countries, and especially least developed countries (LDCs), to develop National Adaptation Plans.

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Oceans Day at Durban Forwards Statement to COP 17 [viewed]

3 December 2011: Oceans Day took place on 3 December 2011, at the Rio Conventions Pavilion, on the sidelines of the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Durban, South Africa. The one-day meeting was organized in seven sessions, addressing: oceans and coasts at the UNFCCC and at Rio+20; climate change and African fisheries; evidence of climate change from the large marine ecosystems (LMEs); progress on major oceans and climate issues; oceans and climate issues in small island developing States (SIDS); capacity building and public education; and mobilizing for action on oceans and climate.

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Fourth High-Level Forum Develops Declaration on Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation [viewed]

1 December 2011: The Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness adopted a declaration titled the "Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation." The Forum reviewed global progress on aid effectiveness, including a review of targets set in the 2005 Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, shared experiences in delivering the best results, and developed new commitments toward effectiveness of aid in reducing poverty, achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and supporting development beyond 2015.

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PROFOR Launches Updated Book on Managing Southern African Woodlands [viewed]

1 December 2011: The World Bank's Programme on Forests (PROFOR) has launched an updated version of its study on the miombo woodlands of southern Africa. The original study explored policies, incentives and options for the rural poor. The updated study revisits this situation in the context of a changing climate, growing food insecurity and increasing demand for woodfuel and charcoal.

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Event: Africa Day at UNFCCC COP 17 [viewed]

Africa Day at UNFCCC COP 17 will seek to raise the profile of African climate change and development issues and demonstrate African ownership of the African agenda on climate change and development. It will focus on the theme "Development First," with sessions addressing "Development first in the context of climate change" and "Climate change economics and finance for Africa."  

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Event: Development and Climate Days at COP 17 [viewed]

The “Development and Climate Days” special event has been a feature of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) for several years. At COP 17, the event will be held from 3-4 December, and is organized by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The 2011 event will focus on “effective climate change adaptation planning,” in response to the decision taken under the Cancun Adaptation Framework to invite all countries, and especially developing countries, to develop National Adaptation Plans.  

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ICRAF Releases Book on People, Forests and Climate [viewed]

1 December 2011: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has launched a book titled “How trees and people can co-adapt to climate change: Reducing vulnerability in multifunctional landscapes.”

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ICRAF, ABS Launch Policy Briefs on Agroforestry, Climate and REDD+ [viewed]

1 December 2011: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the Alternatives to Slash and Burn Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins (ASB) programme have released a series of policy briefs that focus on topics including agroforestry, carbon markets, climate-smart agriculture and REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, as well as conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks).

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UNCTAD's Technology and Innovation Report 2011 Focuses on Renewable Energy Technologies for Development [viewed]

29 November 2011: The 2011 edition of the "Technology and Innovation Report," published by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), focuses on the role of renewable energy technologies (RETs) in responding to the challenge of reducing energy poverty while mitigating climate change.

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FAO Issue Paper Examines the Global Food System's Dependence on Fossil Fuels [viewed]

Energy-Smart' Food for People and Climate29 November 2011: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) published an issue paper, titled "'Energy-Smart' Food for People and Climate," highlighting the need for the global food system to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels to succeed in feeding a growing world population and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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