Asia

CCAC to Fund Clean Cook Stoves, Brick Kilns Clean Ups, and Landfill Emissions Cuts [viewed]

CCAC26 July 2013: In a bid to reduce emissions of short lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), the International Working Group of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) committed to funding projects focused on clean cook stoves, cleaning up brick kilns, and cutting landfill emissions. 

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GWP Report Examines Water and Food Security in Asia [viewed]

GWP Global logotype26 July 2013: The Global Water Partnership (GWP) released a Technical Focus Paper, titled 'Water and Food Security – Experiences in India and China,' which identifies as critical the challenges of water and energy for food and agriculture. It stresses the “wicked challenge” posed by the complexity of hydrology, engineering, legal and political systems, sectors, institutions and agronomic elements that drive country outcomes.

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UN APCICT Launches ICT, Climate Change and Green Growth Publication and Toolkit [viewed]

UNESCAP24 July 2013: The UN Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Development (UN-APCICT) of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) launched two publications as part of its 'Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders,' which address how ICTs can contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation as well as green growth.

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IWMI Examines Glacier Systems and Snow Cover in Asian River Basins [viewed]

IWMI logo8 July 2013: The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has released a report, titled 'Glacier Systems and Seasonal Snow Cover in Six Major Asian River Basins: Hydrological Role under Changing Climate.' The report assesses the hydrological role of the meltwater resources in the Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra, Syr Darya, Amu Darya and Mekong river basins.

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Event: Second Latin American and Caribbean Dialogue on Climate Finance in Latin America and the Caribbean [viewed]

The Second Dialogue is organized by the Government of El Salvador, with support from the EU through its EUROCLIMA programme, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE), the Latin American Development Bank (CAF), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), and among others. Over 125 participants will attend from 20 Latin American and Caribbean Governments and 15 bilateral and multilateral agencies, civil society organizations and academia, along with international climate finance experts and climate finance experts from Asia-Pacific and Africa. The Second Dialogue is to discuss: climate finance mechanisms and instruments; inter-institutional coordination on climate finance; potential of the private sector for climate finance; and assessing the impact of climate change on public expenditures. The Dialogue will be followed on 31 July by a meeting of the regional coordinators of EUROCLIMA.  

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MEF Discusses Expectations for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference [viewed]

MEF18 July 2013: Participants at the 16th Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF) discussed negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and expectations ahead of the Paris Climate Change Conference scheduled to take place in 2015, particularly whether mitigation commitments will be finalized or whether Paris will launch a future process to agree on such commitments.

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US, China Agree on Climate Change Mitigation Actions [viewed]

US Department of State10 July 2013: The US and China agreed to five new action initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and air pollution, focusing on: emission reductions from heavy-duty and other vehicles; smart grids; carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS); the collection and management of GHG emissions data; and energy efficiency in buildings and industry.

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Coconut Research Institute Conference Addresses Climate Change Impacts on Food Security [viewed]

18 July 2013: Hosting an International Conference on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Food and Environmental Security, the Coconut Research Institute invited representatives from institutions from across South Asia to share current research for planning and policy making in the context of preparing for climate change impacts.

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First Meeting of Experts on Long-term Finance Considers Pathways for Mobilizing Climate Finance [viewed]

em117 July 2013: Participants at the First Meeting of Experts on Long-term Finance (LTF) considered possible pathways for mobilizing scaled-up climate finance, parameters for identifying such pathways, and enabling environments and policy frameworks in the context of mobilization and effective deployment of climate finance in developing countries.

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IOM Launches Compendium of Activities in Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience [viewed]

iomlogo16 July 2013: In order to help expose the linkages between human mobility, the environment and disasters, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched the Compendium of Activities on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Resilience.

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