Africa

Event: UNEP GEO-5 Regional Consultation: Nairobi [viewed]

The aim of the consultations is to agree on priority environmental issues/challenges and their related internationally agreed goals. Discussions will also be held on the development of the regional chapters and on the GEO-5 process.  

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Event: Regional Workshop for Africa on Article 6 of the Convention [viewed]

This Regional Workshop for Africa on Article 6 of the UNFCCC (Education, Training and Public Awareness) is organized in response to a request by the Conference of Parties (COP) at its 13th session (Bali, December 2007) (decision 9/CP.13). It aims to: contribute to the intermediate review of progress in 2010; evaluate its effectiveness; and identify emerging gaps and opportunities. The discussions at the workshop are expected to contribute to assessing the level of implementation of the New Delhi work programme in the region, identifying needs and persistent gaps, with a view to making recommendations on how to enhance the level of implementation of Article 6 activities and to contribute to the interim review process.  

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Global Mechanism Developing South-South Cooperation Web Portal [viewed]

September 2010: The Global Mechanism of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is developing a web-based, knowledge exchange tool to strengthen the role of local stakeholders in decision-making processes related to Sustainable Land Management (SLM).

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World Bank Distributes CFL Lightbulbs in Ethiopia [viewed]

2 September 2010: The World Bank's International Development Association (IDA) and the Ethiopian Government designed a comprehensive demand-side programme to relieve pressure from Ethiopia's electricity supply grid, including the free distribution of five million compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) to consumers in exchange for their incandescent bulbs.

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Event: Kenya's International Conference on Biodiversity, Land Use and Climate Change [viewed]

This conference will discuss a national framework for conserving Kenya's biodiversity, taking into account land use, livelihoods and climate change issues, drawing on international and regional experience from neighboring East African States. Conference partners include the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).  

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African Environment Ministers Finalize Climate Change Communication Strategy [viewed]

26 August 2010: A Communication Strategy on Climate Change and Comprehensive Framework of African Climate Change Programmes has been finalized and validated by the consultative meeting on climate change work of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), which was held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 23-26 August 2010.

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UN/ISDR Holds Disaster Risk Management Training in Kenya [viewed]

25 August 2010: The African regional office of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) in Rift Valley Province, Kenya, held a pilot train-the-trainers workshop from 25-26 August 2010, which drew participants from several African countries.

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FAO's Silva Mediterranea Focuses on Forest Fires and Climate Change [viewed]

August 2010: The latest issue of FAO's Silva Mediterranea focuses on the prevention of forest fires in the Mediterranean region in a changing climate.

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Event: Consultative Meeting on Draft AMCEN Communications Strategy on Climate Change and Comprehensive Framework of African Climate Change Programmes [viewed]

This consultative meeting of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) will discuss, inter alia, the draft "AMCEN Climate Change Communication Strategy: Priority Activities."  

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UNEP Climate Neutral Network Hosts Green Project [viewed]

13 August 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Climate Neutral Network hosted a one-day visit from the Greek conservation group, Green Project, on 13 August 2010, in Nairobi, Kenya.

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