4 December 2014, Lima, Peru. While ‘NAP’ (short for National Adaptation Plan) was just another international buzzword a few years ago, Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are translating the concept into reality, influencing planning and budgeting at national, sub-national and local levels. At the same time LDCs are facing extreme and very pressing challenges as a result of climate change, in particular in the Sahel region.
9 December 2014. The World Bank Treasury and the World Bank Climate Change Group organize a webinar on Leveraging the Capital Market for Climate Change: Exploring the Opportunity of Green Bonds in Asia on 16 December 2014. This webinar intends to provide a basic understanding about green bonds and how they fit in the climate finance landscape.
19 November 2014, Washington DC, United States. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched the fifth edition of its Emissions Gap Report, which draws on the research of the world's main atmospheric science, climate change and policy centers to present a unified message on the world's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, present and future, using shared indicators.
10 November 2014, Geneva, Switzerland. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) convened a conference aimed to ensure that: weather and climate services consider the special needs and strengths of women in order to reduce their vulnerability to disasters and climate change; and realize their potential as champions of community resilience.
4 November 2014, Brussels, Belgium. The 4th annual Global Meeting of the Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme focused on MRV of mitigation actions. More than 70 participants discussed and learned on related topics.
24 October 2014, Gempolsari, Indonesia. The Climate Field School, organized by the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) with the Agriculture Agency of Banten Province in the village of Gempolsari, convened for a three-month session from 14 July to 3 October 2014, during which farmers reported a 25% increase in corn harvests.
October 17, 2014, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In order to accelerate the growth of new green businesses in the region and help reduce the significant threats posed by climate change, infoDev/World Bank’s Climate Technology Program (CTP), in partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) developped Vietnam’s first-ever Clean Tech Bootcamp. Twenty four innovative clean-tech startups graduated from this program which helps small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) develop and bring to market innovative clean-energy and energy-efficiency solutions and adaptation technologies in the areas of transportation, agribusiness, and water management.
10 October 2014. There are several ongoing processes on climate change mitigation in agriculture within the UNFCCC process. In order to raise awareness about NAMAs in agriculture and land use sectors and guide participants to take the first steps in national processes, the FAO, through its MICCA programme, is organizing an online learning event entitled “Getting ready for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions in Agriculture”.
28 September 2014. The World Bank e-Institue present an e-course where participants will learn about planning and decision making under uncertainty and how to make their cities more resilient to climate change impacts and natural disasters. The course provides cutting edge tools on vulnerability assessment, institutional assessment and gap analysis, and on how to access finance for risk management.
12 September 2014. In order to discuss and share knowledge on the subject of biogas production in agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean, UNIDO and FAO, along with several partners organized a workshop attended by specialists from 16 Latin American and Caribbean countries (LAC). The workshop took place on 13 and 14 of August in Foz do Iguaçu, Parana State, Brazil.
10 September 2014. Completing a greenhouse gas inventory can be a complex task, even with the use of software designed for this purpose. It is for this reason that the UNFCCC Secretariat organized, between October 2013 and March 2014, three regional hands-on training workshops on the use of the non-Annex I greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory web-based software (NAIIS).
3 September 2014. Showing the consequences of climate change can be a powerful way to foster changing in behaviors. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) invited well-known television weather presenters worldwide to prepare a daily weather report for 2050 illustrating potential local impact of global climate change.
30 August 2014. The 5th Annual International Disaster Risk Conference (IDRC) that took place in Davos, Switzerland, between 24th and 28th August 2014, was a great opportunity for the United Nation Development Programme (UNEP) to introduce to specialists from over 80 countries its newest contribution to the effort to tackle the natural disaster risk challenge, the first MOOC on disaster risk management.
27 August 2014. Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of 21st century diplomacy and international governance. In order to develop participants' understanding of the climate change policy framework, UNITAR presents an e-learing course on climate change diplomacy. It will take place from 22 September to 16 November 2014.
20 August 2014. There is a need for in-country capacity-building on the subject of REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation). The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (UN-REDD) and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies released a guide to strengthen the integration of REDD+ into university curriculum.