UNDP Launches Africa CDM Online Platform [viewed]

UNDP9 August 2011: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Environment Project has launched the Africa Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) online platform, which is intended to provide a platform to share and exchange knowledge and experiences within the African region.

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UN Secretary-General Report Describes International Progress on Combating Food Insecurity [viewed]

8 August 2011: A report of the UN Secretary-General titled "Agriculture Development and Food Security: progress on the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on Food Security," has been released in preparation for the 66th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

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CGIAR Names Director for New Programme on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry [viewed]

8 August 2011: The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) has named Rober Nasi as the Director of the CGIAR Research Program No. 6: Forests, Trees and Agroforestry: Livelihoods, Landscapes and Governance.

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World Bank Publishes Study on Regulatory and Financial Incentives for Solar Power [viewed]

5 August 2011: The World Bank has published a study titled "Regulatory and Financial Incentives for Scaling up Concentrating Solar Power in Developing Countries," which analyzes existing renewable energy schemes supporting concentrated solar power (CSP) and proposes measures to scale up CSP promotion.

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UNFCCC Publishes Submissions to the Transitional Committee [viewed]

UNFCCCAugust 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published submissions to the Transitional Committee for the design of the Green Climate Fund.

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Event: Fifth Meeting of the Reconstituted CGE [viewed]

The reconstituted Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (CGE) will be holding its fifth meeting to consider issues relating to the preparation of non-Annex I national communications.  

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Event: 20th Meeting of UNFCCC LDCs Expert Group [viewed]

The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Expert Group under the UNFCCC will convene for their 20th meeting from 12-14 September 2011.  

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Event: Emergency in the Horn of Africa: Follow-Up and Response Actions [viewed]

This meeting is hosted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for its member States, and humanitarian and development partners. It constitutes a second session in a rapid follow-up to the Emergency Ministerial-Level Meeting on the Drought in the Horn of Africa held on 25 July 2011. The meeting is expected to take stock of the situation, including discussions on aid pledged, actions undertaken, and the shortfalls that may exist in these key areas. The meeting will also address the root causes of the crisis and the longer-term needs of region to enhance livelihood resilience, thus building up on the work of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP).  

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Event: Workshop to Familiarize Parties with the Process and the Requirements for the Accreditation of National Implementing Entities for Direct Access under the Adaptation Fund for the African Region [viewed]

This workshop is being organized to inform parties of the process and requirements for accrediting national implementing entities, which are national legal entities nominated by parties that are recognized by the Adaptation Fund Board as meeting the fiduciary standards established by the Board.  

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Event: Technical Workshop on Modalities and Procedures for CCS in Geological Formations as CDM Project Activities [viewed]

This workshop is being conducted by the UNFCCC Secretariat with technical and legal experts to address specific issues in relation to the modalities and procedures for including carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) in geological formations as Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects.  

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