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UNITAR Launches Climate Change Capacity Development Project

UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) 12 December 2008: On the sidelines of the 14th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, which took place in Poznań, Poland, the Climate Change programme of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) launched a new project on capacity building and adaptation to climate change with seven regional centers of excellence in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and the South Pacific.

The project, entitled “Capacity Development for Adaptation to Climate

Change and GHG Mitigation” (C3D+), will be financed through a one

million Euro grant from the European Commission/Cooperation Aid.

The C3D+ network is composed of: the Munasinghe Institute for

Sustainable Development, Sri Lanka; Climate Systems Analysis Group,

University of Cape Town, South Africa; Energy Research Centre,

University of Cape Town, South Africa; Environment Development Action

in the Third World, Senegal; the Caribbean Community Climate Change

Centre, Belize; the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme,

Samoa; and the Centre for International Forestry Research.

Programme

partners are: the Stockholm Environment Institute, the International

Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the International

START Secretariat. [UNITAR Press Release] [UNITAR Climate Change Programme]