Africa

WMO Bulletin Focuses on Reaching Users of Climate Services [viewed]

7 March 2012: The latest issue of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Bulletin has taken as its theme “reaching users with climate services,” and focuses on user needs, climate science and disaster reduction. 

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Event: 17th Session of the Adaptation Fund Board [viewed]

At its 17th meeting, the Adaptation Fund Board will consider issues relating to regional projects and programmes and an update on an initial screening/technical review of proposals. Full proposals from Multilateral Implementing Entities (MIEs) will be reviewed from Colombia, Ghana and Papua New Guinea, and concept notes from Belize, Cambodia and Lebanon. A project proposal from a National Implementing Entity (NIE) in Benin will also be considered.  

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TNA Project Organizes Capacity Building Workshop on Technology Action Plans in Africa [viewed]

17 February 2012: The Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) Project, which is implemented by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UNEP Risoe Centre (URC) on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development, held the second Regional Capacity Building Workshop in Africa, under the theme “Barrier Analysis, Enabling Environment, and Development of Technology Actions Plans.” 

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CDM Executive Board Adopts Business and Management Plans [viewed]

2 March 2012: At its 66th meeting, the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) adopted various guidelines and tools to ensure the CDM's efficiency, including relating to standardized emissions baselines.

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UN CC:Learn Workshop Focuses on Climate Change Learning in Uganda [viewed]

UN CC:Learn29 February 2012: The National Planning Workshop for the national UN CC:Learn Project in Uganda, titled “Strengthening Human Resources and Skills to Address Climate Change,” focused on the modalities for the development of a national strategy to strengthen human resources and skills to advance green, low-emission and climate-resilient development.

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Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum Issues Rainfall Warning [viewed]

WMO29 February 2012: The 30th Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF 30) concluded with a warning that the Greater Horn of Africa, parts of which have suffered badly from drought in recent years, could suffer below normal rainfall during the March-May rainy season. 

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UN/ISDR Announces Morocco's DRR Platform Roadmap [viewed]

28 February 2011: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has announced that Morocco is to develop a National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) to support policies for building resilience to disasters. A roadmap for creating Morocco's National Platform was developed at an intra-ministerial meeting in early February.

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Event: CIF SREP Intersessional Sub-Committee Meeting [viewed]

The Climate Investment Fund's Subcommittee on the Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program (SREP) will address investment plans for pilot countries in Africa, as well as a revised SREP results framework.  

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CIFOR Newsletter Highlights Land Grabs, Forest Carbon Co-benefits and Prospects for Rio+20 [viewed]

28 February 2012: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released the February issue of its newsletter, which summarizes recent CIFOR publications and blog postings on biodiversity, sustainable development and climate change in the context CIFOR's activities. 

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Event: First Technical Meeting of the Western Indian Ocean Coastal Challenge (WIO-CC) [viewed]

This meeting is expected to discuss the technical support needed to develop and carry out the Challenge roadmap and action plan, consisting of a 20-year vision including regional and country level goals, objectives and targets. The Western Indian Ocean Coastal Challenge (WIO-CC) aims to mobilize countries to come together and commit to island conservation and sustainable livelihoods, including by responding to the threat posed by climate change over the next 20 years. Focused on marine and coastal zones, the Challenge is set to build on efforts of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) and the Nairobi Convention.  

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