UNFCCC’s Momentum for Change Initiative to Showcase “Lighthouse Activities” in Doha

UNFCCC7 November 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the latest round of public-private "lighthouse activities" in developing countries, as part of the Momentum for Change Initiative. Activities selected either contribute to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or help people adapt to climate change, while benefitting the urban poor. 

The nine activities included in the Momentum for Change's latest round will be showcased at the UN Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar, to be held from 26 November to 7 December 2012. Interested stakeholders will be also able to interact with activity partners in two social media discussions to be held on 14 and 21 November, which can be joined via Twitter. UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres highlighted that these activities demonstrate communities, civil society, local governments and private businesses' commitment to take action to address climate change in tandem with governments' efforts.

The Momentum for Change Initiative, which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, aims at enhancing the visibility of climate change adaptation or mitigation projects that have been successful in improving the quality of the life of the people they benefit and have a potential to be replicated and scaled up. The activities were selected by an international advisory panel. [UNFCCC Press Release] [UNFCCC's Momentum for Change Activities Map]