Poverty Eradication

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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UNEP Announces Watersheds Project in Kenyan Forest [viewed]

UNEP Announces Watersheds Project in Kenyan Forest29 November 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced a three-year intervention to rehabilitate the Northern Mau Forest in Kenya. The EU-funded project is expected to restore of water catchments, establish payments for environmental services, improve the livelihoods of local communities, and monitor carbon storage in the Mau Forest.

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UNEP Issues Brief on Ecosystem Management and the Green Economy [viewed]

Restoring the Natural Foundation to Sustain a Green Economy28 November 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released the sixth issue in its Policy Series on Ecosystem Management, titled "Restoring the natural foundation to sustain a Green Economy: A century-long journey for Ecosystem Management,” which focuses on key actions for the transition period of the next 20 years, after the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNSCD, or Rio+20).

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Guest Article #70: How Developing Countries Can Speed Up Climate Finance [viewed]

Climate change is one of today's most pressing threats to achieving sustainable development goals around the world. Countries must transform their economies and angle their growth with policies and actions across multiple sectors that lower greenhouse gas emissions, reduce vulnerability to climate shocks and cut poverty.

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ACTO Ministers Forward Declaration to Rio+20 and Adopt Manaus Commitment [viewed]

ACTO22 November 2011: At their XI meeting in Manaus, Brazil, the Foreign Ministers of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) countries adopted a declaration to be forwarded to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) and a "Manaus Commitment" pledging new actions for ACTO cooperation.

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