Africa

Africa Group of Negotiators Stress Adaptation as a Priority [viewed]

UNECA5 December 2014: In a press conference held on the sidelines of the Lima Climate Change Conference, the Africa Group of Negotiators highlighted their priorities for international climate change negotiations. African delegates stressed adaptation and political parity as a priority for Africa.

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ITF, ITDP Event Explores Transport's Role in INDCs, NAMAs [viewed]

limacop204 December 2014: Participants explored how technology is unlocking mitigation potential in the transport sector at an event convened on the sidelines of the Lima Climate Change Conference. Policymakers at the event explained how technological advancements can support Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) under the UNFCCC, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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UNFPA, UNIDO Event Reviews Data Sharing Across UN System [viewed]

limacop204 December 2014: The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) organized a UN system-wide event on 'Data, Knowledge and Innovation for Climate Action' on the margins of the Lima Climate Change Conference. Panelists focused on ways knowledge partnerships can integrate climate information into broader sustainability discussions, including through combining climate models with socio-economic data to strengthen local resilience to climate change.

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Namibia First Developing Country to Submit BUR [viewed]

UNFCCC3 December 2014: Namibia has become the first developing country to submit a ‘biennial update report' (BUR) to the UNFCCC Secretariat. The BUR summarizes Namibia's actions to implement the Convention, including mitigation actions and their effects.

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GCF Open Forum Raises Awareness on GCF Operations [viewed]

limacop203 December 2014: A 'Green Climate Fund (GCF) Open Forum,' organized on the margins of the Lima Climate Change Conference, raised awareness of GCF operating procedures with regard to country readiness, accreditation, implementing entities and project pipelines. GCF convened the Forum to engage interested stakeholders and offer them an opportunity to understand the GCF, as it is expected to begin disbursements in 2015.

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IPCC, WMO Event Explores Different Applications of AR5 [viewed]

limacop203 December 2014: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) organized a side event on 'The IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5): A User's Perspective.' Held on the sidelines of the Lima Climate Change Conference, the event presented ways the AR5 is put to practice by policymakers, business and civil society and explored ideas for making it more user-friendly.

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The Forests Dialogue, IUCN Discuss Advancing REDD+ Benefit Sharing [viewed]

limacop202 December 2014: The event titled 'Linking Policy and Practice: Approaches to REDD+ Benefit Sharing' convened on the margins of the Lima Climate Change Conference, and discussed opportunities for and challenges to REDD+ benefit sharing and provided relevant lessons from stakeholders. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and The Forests Dialogue (TFD), organizers of the event, presented the report 'TFD Review: Country Options for REDD+ Benefit-Sharing.'

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Guest Article #118: The Adaptation Fund's Success Story [viewed]

In just a few short years, the Adaptation Fund (AF) has built a focused, effective, and transparent climate adaptation financing instrument that directly aids the most vulnerable communities in developing countries.

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Member States Debate Working Methods, Scope and Timing of Post-2015 Negotiations [viewed]

Post 2015 Process3 December 2014: UN Member States convened for an informal plenary meeting on “the organization and modalities for intergovernmental negotiations and remaining issues related to the Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda.” Governments responded to the co-facilitators' “food for thought” paper of 17 November 2014, which had been issued following the consultations of 4 and 10 November. Member States are expected to meet again next week to discuss a new calendar of eight negotiating dates, circulated by the co-facilitators at the end of the session.

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IFAD Builds Adaptation Capacity of Smallholders [viewed]

IFAD3 December 2014: The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) outlined investments to help smallholders adapt to climate change as a contribution to improved livelihoods, nutrition and environmental health. The ‘Smallholder Advantage Report' covers actions ranging from improved access to weather information to disaster risk reduction (DRR) and the cataloguing of traditional knowledge.

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