Africa

FAO Workshop Recommends Actions to Increase Adaptability and Resilience of Lake Chad Region [viewed]

FAO27 November 2012: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released the proceedings of a workshop on "Climate change implications for fishing communities in the Lake Chad Basin: What have we learned and what can we do better?"

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Adaptation Fund Board Accredits National Implementing Entities in Costa Rica, Morocco [viewed]

Adaptation Fund21 November 2012: The Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) has accredited two new entities as a National Implementing Entities (NIEs): the Fundecooperacion for Sustainable Development of Costa Rica, and the Agency for Agricultural Development (ADA) of Morocco.

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IRENA Handbook Offers Best Practices for NAMA Policies for Renewable Energy Deployment [viewed]

IRENA26 November 2012: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has released a new report, titled "IRENA Handbook on Renewable Energy Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) for Policy Makers and Project Developers," that analyzes the role NAMAs can play in renewable energy deployment in developing countries and offers insights from case studies in Peru, Kenya and Grenada.

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OECD Finds Strong Invention and Patent Bias Towards Mitigation Technologies in Africa [viewed]

OECD16 November 2012: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has release a new working paper, titled "Climate Mitigation and Adaptation in Africa: Evidence from Patent Data," which analyzes data on innovative activity in and patenting of selected climate change mitigation and adaptation technologies in Africa.

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UN-REDD Newsletter Highlights Country Progress [viewed]

21 November 2012: The UN Collaborative Programme on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (UN-REDD) has released its November newsletter. The newsletter highlights progress in Cambodia, Indonesia, Republic of the Congo, Tanzania and Viet Nam.

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UNFCCC Releases Synthesis Report on LDC Work Programme [viewed]

UNFCCC21 November 2012: The UNFCCC has released a synthesis report on the progress made in the implementation of the least developed countries (LDC) work programme, including the updating and implementation of national adaptation programmes of action (FCCC/SBI/2012/INF.13).

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UNFCCC Releases Report on Regional Expert Meetings on Loss and Damage [viewed]

UNFCCC19 November 2012: The UNFCCC has released a report on the regional expert meetings on a range of approaches to address loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change, including impacts related to extreme weather events and slow onset events (FCCC/SBI/2012/29). The report summarizes regional level meetings in Ethiopia, Mexico and Thailand and one meeting on small island developing States (SIDS) in Barbados.

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UNFCCC Announces Winners of the 2012 CDM African Radio Contest [viewed]

UNFCCC16 November 2012:  The UNFCCC Secretariat has announced the winners of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) African Radio Contest 2012. The Secretariat launched the contest under the theme “Changing Lives,” with the aim of raising awareness on the CDM's benefits in Africa.

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Guest Article #87: Kenya and Morocco: Breaking a Trail to Step Up Affordable Green Power [viewed]

Africa is a continent that has achieved significant socioeconomic development during this century. The continent experienced an annual GDP growth of above 5% for the period 2001 – 2008[i] and, although impacted by the global financial crisis, it is expected to achieve GDP growth of 4.5% this year and 4.8% in 2013[ii]. The continent has also seen excellent progress toward achieving a number of MDGs[iii].

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GEF Council Approves Work Program with Ten Climate Change Projects/Programs [viewed]

15 November 2012: The 43rd Meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council adopted a Work Program that amounts to US$174 million and benefits 63 countries. Ten of the projects and programs approved focus on climate change.

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