UN CC:Learn to Support Pilot Projects on Human Resources, Learning and Skills Development [viewed]

November 2010: The One UN Training Service Platform for Climate Change (UN CC:Learn), with the support of the Swiss Development Cooperation, will support three pilot projects on strengthening human resources, learning and skills development to address climate change in 2011-2012.

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ITTO Newsletter Focuses on Transboundary Conservation Areas [viewed]

November 2010: The International Tropical Timber Organization's latest issue of Tropical Forest Update, a newsletter to promote the conservation and sustainable use of tropical forests, includes articles on various experiences with transboundary conservation areas (TCBA).

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GEF STAP Publishes Transport Projects Manual [viewed]

November 2010: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) has published a "Manual for Calculating Greenhouse Gas Benefits from GEF Transportation Projects."

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Event: Pacific Climate Change Roundtable [viewed]

This meeting will convene in Alofi, Niue, from 14-18 March 2011, and will discuss the issue of mobilizing climate change funding in the region.  

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UNFCCC November Newsletter Focuses on Cancun [viewed]

25 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the November issue of its newsletter, which focuses on the upcoming sessions of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP), taking place from 29 November to 10 December 2010, in Cancun, Mexico.

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UNEP Releases Atlas on Africa's Water Resources [viewed]

25 November 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released the "New Africa Water Atlas," which shows how the challenges of water scarcity in Africa are compounded by high population growth, socioeconomic and climate change impacts and, in some cases, policy choices.

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UNGA Second Committee Adopts Draft Resolutions on the Protection of Climate and Corals [viewed]

24 November 2010: The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted draft resolutions on the protection of climate and of coral reefs.

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UNFCCC Releases Report on NEEDS Project [viewed]

24 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the "Synthesis report on the National Economic, Environment and Development Study (NEEDS) for Climate Change Project," which synthesizes the information contained in the reports of ten of the countries that participated in the project (FCCC/SBI/2010/INF.7).

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World Bank Approves Environmental Projects in Mexico Ahead of COP 16 [viewed]

23 November 2010:  The World Bank has approved a package of three initiatives totaling US$713.24 million to bolster Mexico's efforts to "green" its economy. The initiatives focus on climate change public policies, efficient lighting and appliances, and adaptation.

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Event: UNCCD Technical Workshop on Impact Indicator Refinement [viewed]

The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Secretariat, under the guidance of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST) Bureau, is currently undertaking a scientific peer review of the relevance, accuracy and cost-effectiveness of the impact indicators identified at the ninth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 9). It is in this context that this technical workshop will be convened. The workshop will target scientists, experts, managers and practitioners that have experience in the development and implementation of impact indicators, particularly for monitoring and assessment of desertification and land degradation. Meeting participants are expected to contribute to the refinement of the UNCCD set of impact indicators provisionally accepted at COP 9 and, ultimately, to the establishment of a scientifically rigorous and credible assessment of the impact of desertification and land degradation at the national, regional and global levels.  

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