Asia

Conflict-Affected and Fragile States Call for New Goals in Dili Consensus [viewed]

26 February 2012: Member countries of the g7+ group, Pacific Island countries and Portuguese-speaking African countries (PALOP) adopted a consensus statement at the close of the International Conference on Development for All, in Dili, Timor-Leste, calling for new goals to be adopted in the post-2015 development framework.

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WFP Builds Climate Resilience in Bangladesh [viewed]

19 February 2013: In its work in Bangladesh, the World Food Programme (WFP) has highlighted that it is engaging the "ultra-poor" to identify community assets that are most vulnerable to climate change, and engage in participatory design processes to build resilience.

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SLoCaT Partnership Publishes Report on Sustainable Urban Transport in China [viewed]

28 February 2013: The Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), along with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the World Resources Institute's (WRI) sustainable transport center (EMBARQ), produced a summary report for the expert workshop on Prospects for National-Level Programmes and Funds for Sustainable Urban Transport in China.

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Norway, ADB and Bhutan Sign Energy+ Partnership [viewed]

4 February 2013: The Government of Norway has announced that it has signed a "Framework for Energy+ Cooperation" with the Government of Bhutan and the Asian Development Bank, with the objective of supporting Bhutan's efforts to increase access to sustainable energy services and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through enhanced promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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Delhi Clean Energy Conference Discusses Clean Energy Progress and Cooperation in Emerging Economies [viewed]

25 February 2013: The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) has reported on the outcomes of the Delhi Clean Energy Conference, which showcased clean energy progress in emerging economies and initiated the development of a South-South-North Knowledge and Collaboration Partnership in Clean Energy.

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IEA-WBCSD Technology Roadmap Says India Could Halve Cement Emissions Projected for 2050 [viewed]

25 February 2013: A new technology roadmap by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development Cement Sustainability Initiative (WBCSD CSI) presents a path for nearly halving India's carbon emissions from cement production projected for 2050. The “Technology Roadmap: Low-Carbon Technology for the Indian Cement Industry” outlines how these cuts could be achieved through an array of technological levers and financial and policy support.

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UNISDR Assisting Government of Palestine to Establish Disaster Loss Database [viewed]

25 February 2013: The UN Office for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) has announced it is assisting the Government of Palestine in establishing its first national disaster loss database. UNISDR is conducting disaster assistance training with 100 government, non-governmental, and UN agency participants.

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Event: Asia-Pacific Training for Policymakers and Practitioners on Migration, Environment, Climate Change and Adaptation [viewed]

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will conduct a two-day training for Asia-Pacific policy makers and practitioners on the migration-environment nexus, in collaboration with the Foresight Programme (Government Office for Science, UK), the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The training aims to build the capacity of policy makers and practitioners to address migration challenges within climate change, development and environment policies and strategies. The training will also facilitate exchanges among policymakers and practitioners on climate change, environment and migration, with a particular focus on migration management policies. The training will be held back to back with the Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum.  

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Event: Third Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum [viewed]

The forum aims to assist government, community and business decision-makers at all levels to develop appropriate climate change and development strategies and to build their capacity to adapt to a changing climate. The forum will focus on the overall theme "Mainstreaming Adaptation into Development" and will include four sub-themes: adaptation strategies; critical and neglected groups; adaptation in sectors and systems; and knowledge management for adaptation. The co-organizers are the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the Institute for Global Environment Strategies (IGES), the Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP), and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). It will precede the Asia-Pacific Training for Policymakers and Practitioners on Migration, Environment, Climate Change and Adaptation.  

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UNESCO Updates on Resilience of Coastal and Small Island Communities Project [viewed]

25 February 2013: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has reported on recent developments within the framework of the Strengthening Resilience of Coastal and Small Island Communities towards Hydro‐meteorological Hazards and Climate Change Impacts (StResCom) project, funded by the Japan Funds-in-Trust (JFIT). StResCom project is a three-year project implemented in Indonesia, the Philippines and Timor-Leste. 

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