UNDP Hosts Climate Change Training Workshop for UN Interagency Groups and NGOs

colombianflagUndp4 December 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Country Office in Colombia hosted a training workshop on climate change for 45 participants from various UN interagency groups, including the UN Emergency Team (UNETE), the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), and the Inter-agency Group on Climate Change (GICC), NGOs and other agencies.

The workshop aimed to introduce the causes and impacts of climate change, and how they are being addressed in Colombia. The workshop also provided information on how to integrate climate risks in country development strategies and UN programming, national dialogues on poverty and climate change, and the Inter-ministerial Dialogue on Climate Change with emphasis on the agricultural sector. The workshop emphasized the relationship between climate change and the humanitarian response and displacement. [UNDP Colombia]