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The Direction of REDD+ Financing: Merging Ahead?
Virginia Benninghoff, Thematic Expert for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy, IISD Reporting Services (US) - The Direction of REDD+ Financing: Merging Ahead?
by Virginia Benninghoff, Thematic Expert for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy, IISD Reporting Services (US)

Over_the_past year, parties to the UNFCCC have taken significant steps to advance the concept of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and the enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+). continued...
UNFCCC, SLoCaT Discuss Sustainable Transport Collaboration
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25_July_2014: The UNFCCC Secretariat met with the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) Secretary General and representatives of the Bridging the Gap Initiative (BtG) and the International Union of Railways (UIC) to coordinate their cooperation on sustainable and low-carbon transport initiatives. Areas of planned collaboration include Technical Expert Meetings (TEMs), capacity-building workshops, Transport Days, fact sheets and the formulation of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). continued...
HDR 2014 Identifies Climate Change as Critical Development Challenge
Read More: HDR 2014 Identifies Climate Change as Critical Development Challenge
24_July_2014: Addressing vulnerabilities is critical to ensure equitable and sustainable human development, according to the 2014 Human Development Report (HDR). The report, titled ‘Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience,' considers factors that contribute risks to human development and ways to strengthen resilience. continued...
UNESCO Nepal Consults Climate Change Education Stakeholders
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24_July_2014: A national consultation workshop on Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development (CCESD) organized by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Office in Kathmandu, Nepal, and the Curriculum Development Centre (CDC) of Nepal was held in Kathmandu on 17 July 2017. continued...
UNFCCC SBSTA 40 Report Published
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18_July_2014: The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has published the report of its 40th session, which convened in Bonn, Germany, from 4-15 June 2014. continued...
Civil Society Reacts to Proposed SDGs
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July_2014: In reaction to the final outcome of the Open Working Group (OWG) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in which it proposed SDGs at the conclusion of the 13th session (OWG 13), a number of Major Groups and civil society organizations have released papers and press releases commenting on the proposal. The majority of reactions suggest the outcome is a significant step forward, while also highlighting specific concerns. Many groups expressed appreciation for the OWG's inclusiveness, noting that full and meaningful participation of civil society is being recognized as an essential aspect of the new global agenda. continued...
CIFOR Update Analyzes SBSTA Outcomes
Read More: CIFOR Update Analyzes SBSTA Outcomes
July_2014: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) released its July 2014 News Update containing an analysis of the outcomes of the meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific and Technical Advice (SBSTA) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). continued...
Climate Change Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
Resumed Initial Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 28 Jul
26th Meeting of the LDC Expert Group Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 4 Aug - 7 Aug
NAP Expo Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 8 Aug - 9 Aug
WaterLinks Forum 2014 Manila, Philippines 11 Aug - 13 Aug
World Weather Open Science Conference 2014 Montreal, Quebec, Canada 16 Aug - 21 Aug
Hands-On Training Workshop on the Preparation of BURs for Africa Region Malawi 18 Aug - 20 Aug
Ninth Meeting of the Technology Executive Committee Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 18 Aug - 21 Aug
64th Meeting of the CDM Methodology Panel Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 19 Aug - 22 Aug
Expert Workshop on the Review of Team of Technical Experts Training Programme Malawi 21 Aug - 22 Aug
30th Meeting of the Joint Implementation Accreditation Panel Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 25 Aug
69th Meeting of the CDM Accreditation Panel Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 25 Aug - 27 Aug
45th Meeting of the CDM Small-Scale Working Group Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 25 Aug - 28 Aug
WHO Conference on Health and Climate Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland 27 Aug - 29 Aug
Third International Conference for Small Island Developing States Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa 1 Sep - 4 Sep
15th World Lake Conference Perugia, Umbria, Italy 1 Sep - 5 Sep
 
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