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Climate Change Climate Change News / 2 February 2016
January 2016 Climate Finance Update
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February_2016: During the month of January, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank and the Adaptation Fund, among others, reported on new funding approvals and other climate finance news. Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), climate funds and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) launched publications on, inter alia, blended climate finance, climate co-finance tracking and climate risk management. continued...
January 2016 Sustainable Energy Finance Update
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February_2016: During the month of January, the African Development Bank (AfDB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Nordic Development Fund (NDF), Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) and World Bank announced sustainable energy project funding and initiatives. In addition, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and World Bank released reports related to financing and deploying clean energy. continued...
AU Assembly Addresses Human Rights, 2030 Agenda, Illegal Trade in Wildlife
Read More: AU Assembly Addresses Human Rights, 2030 Agenda, Illegal Trade in Wildlife
31_January 2016: African Heads of State, leaders and other stakeholders discussed the implementation of Africa's Agenda 2063 and ways to advance human rights, particularly women's rights, during the 26th session of the African Union (AU) Assembly, which convened under the theme, ‘2016: African Year of Human Rights, with particular focus on the Rights of Women.' continued...
UNISDR Conference Launches Science and Technology Partnership
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29_January 2016: The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) convened the Science and Technology Conference on the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) 2015-2030, which aimed to harness the power of science and technology in implementing the Sendai Framework. The event opened with a tribute to the hundreds of scientists who have contributed their time to research climate change and its impacts. continued...
Global Forum Endorses Guiding Principles for Green Economy Learning
Read More: Global Forum Endorses Guiding Principles for Green Economy Learning
29_January 2016: The UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) has announced the outcomes of the First Global Forum on Green Economy Learning, including the adoption of the Paris Summary Statement on Learning for an Inclusive Green Economy (IGE). The Paris Statement outlines principles for: the meaning and value of IGE learning; increasing effectiveness and sustainability in IGE learning; promoting IGE learning at the national and local levels; and scaling up for impact. continued...
High-Level UN Climate Change Appointments Announced
Read More: High-Level UN Climate Change Appointments Announced
29_January 2016: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the appointment of Janos Pasztor, former Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change, as Senior Adviser to the Secretary-General on Climate Change. In addition, Laurent Fabius, President of the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the UNFCCC, appointed Laurence Tubiana, French Ambassador for Climate Change, to fill one of the two co-champion positions established by the COP decision accompanying the Paris Agreement (FCCC/CP/2015/L.9/Rev.1). continued...
Global Forum on Emergency Telecommunications Launches DRR Initiatives
Read More: Global Forum on Emergency Telecommunications Launches DRR Initiatives
28_January 2016: Information and communication technology (ICT) experts are working to harness the power of telecommunications to both prevent and mitigate the impacts of natural disasters. Gathered for the second 'Global Forum on Emergency Telecommunications (GET-2016): Saving Lives,' an international event focusing on the intersection of emergency telecommunications and climate change mitigation and adaptation, 500 participants from 90 countries adopted two global ICT initiatives aimed at enhancing disaster risk reduction (DRR). continued...
UNFCCC Identifies Next Steps Following Adoption of the Paris Agreement
Read More: UNFCCC Identifies Next Steps Following Adoption of the Paris Agreement
28_January 2016: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a statement, titled 'The Paris Agreement: Next Steps,' which outlines actions to take place following the adoption of the Paris Agreement by the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21). continued...
Japan, CARICOM, UNDP Support Climate Change Efforts in the Caribbean
Read More: Japan, CARICOM, UNDP Support Climate Change Efforts in the Caribbean
28_January 2015: The Government of Japan, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have launched a US$15 million Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) to help countries mitigate and adapt to climate change in line with their long-term development strategies. continued...
State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources Report Urges Action to Conserve Livestock Diversity for Resilient Agriculture
Read More: State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources Report Urges Action to Conserve Livestock Diversity for Resilient Agriculture
27_January 2016: 'The Second Report on the State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture' (SoW-AnGR), published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), underlines the key importance of livestock diversity for adapting production systems to the impacts of climate change and meeting global challenges such as increasing demand for animal protein. The report finds that global livestock diversity remains at risk, and calls for stronger efforts to conserve the existing pool of animal genetic resources. continued...
IISD Event Explores Canada's Contribution to SDGs, Climate Change Agreement
Read More: IISD Event Explores Canada's Contribution to SDGs, Climate Change Agreement
25_January 2016: Over 150 people attended an event, titled 'Canada in the Post-2015 World,' which was organized by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and hosted by the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa, Canada. The event provided an early look at the landmark agreements achieved in 2015 on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and an opportunity to consider how Canada can contribute to sustainable development in the wake of these agreements. continued...
E15 Examines Global Trade and Investment for Sustainable Development, Climate Action
Read More: E15 Examines Global Trade and Investment for Sustainable Development, Climate Action
22_January 2016: The E15 Initiative, organized by The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the World Economic Forum (WEF), released a series of papers on policy options for responding to critical global challenges, along with recommendations for reshaping the global trade and investment system. According to the Initiative, further work is needed to gain clarity on national actions that countries must take to meet their commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change. continued...
PROFOR Issues Update on Forest-Related Activities Funded in 2015
Read More: PROFOR Issues Update on Forest-Related Activities Funded in 2015
January_2016: The Program on Forests (PROFOR) has issued an update on the activities it funded during 2015 across a wide range of countries, contexts and forest-related issues, including studies in Burkina Faso, El Salvador, Honduras and Lao PDR, a report on the political economy of decision-making in forestry, and a report on the principle of fair, prior and informed consent (FPIC). continued...
Climate Change Climate Change Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
Course on Geospatial Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Horn of Africa Nairobi, Kenya 25 Jan - 4 Feb
16th Meeting of the Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Non-Annex I Parties to the UNFCCC Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 2 Feb - 4 Feb
Sea-level Observation Symposium: Journées REFMAR 2016 Paris, Ile-De-France, France 2 Feb - 4 Feb
Second Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 2 Feb - 5 Feb
Second Session of Open-ended Intergovernmental Expert Working Group on Terminology and Indicators Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland 9 Feb - 11 Feb
Agriculture and Food Systems, Climate Change and Nutrition in CIS Countries Moscow, Moskva, Russian Federation 11 Feb
7th International Conference on Integrated Natural Disaster Management Tehran, Iran 15 Feb - 16 Feb
International Symposium on Agricultural Biotechnologies Rome, Lazio, Italy 15 Feb - 17 Feb
51st Session of the IPCC Bureau Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland 16 Feb - 17 Feb
74th Meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism Accreditation Panel Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 16 Feb - 18 Feb
2016 GEF ECW for the Southern Africa Constituency Gaborone, South-East, Botswana 16 Feb - 19 Feb
First session of the Executive Council Working Group on WMO Strategic and Operational Planning Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland 16 Feb - 19 Feb
Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa 2016 Addis Ababa, Adis Abeba, Ethiopia 21 Feb - 23 Feb
CGE Regional Training Workshop for Africa on BUR Preparation Lome, Togo 22 Feb - 24 Feb
UNDP 50th Anniversary Ministerial Meeting New York City, US 24 Feb
 
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