27 June 2014. In order to better use and understand the various mitigation mechanisms implemented through the UNFCCC, such as the Clean Development Mechanism, it is useful to share success stories and updates. It is for this reason that the UNFCCC Secretariat, along with UNEP, the UNEP Risoe Center, IETA, the World Bank Group and the African Development Bank group organise this year’s Africa Carbon Forum. The event, co-organised by the Government of Namibia and supported by UNCTAD, will take place between July 2 and July 4, in Windhoek, Namibia.
20 June 2014. UNU-IAS organizes an intensive Postgraduate Programme on Building Resilience to Climate Change, to be delivered from 14 October to 7 November 2014, in Tokyo, Japan. The programme is developed under the framework of UN-CECAR, a collaborative initiative of more than 20 leading universities across Asia, committed to develop post graduate educational and research programmes on climate and ecosystems change, adaptation and sustainability science. UNU-ISP acts as the UN-CECAR Secretariat.
12 June 2014. The Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) launched a new Capacity-Building Portal on 10 June 2014, during a UNFCCC side event at the Bonn Climate Change Conference. The portal aims to to provide access to information on capacity-building programmes and projects taking place in developing countries.
04 June 2014. The Climate Change Capacity Development (C3D+) Partnership, coordinated by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), announced the upgrade and re-launch of its website, available at www.c3d-unitar.org. The site showcases the results of 10 years of analytical work carried out in developing countries to support nationally appropriate adaptation and mitigation solutions.
30 May 2014. The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) announced the running of the 2014 edition of the Online Course on Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector from 9 to 29 June 2014. Registration is now open.
22 May 2014. The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE) offers a new edition of its Short Course on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) as a Tool for Adaptation to Climate Change from 30 June to 18 July 2014, in Delft, The Netherlands. The course is organized in partnership with several universities and research institutes in the Netherlands and the International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM, Japan).
15 May 2014. The 2014 National Implementation Workshop to Advance a Green Economy and Green Development in Mongolia took place on 15 -16 May in Ulaanbaatar. It brought together more than 100 participants from ministries and government departments, UN agencies, universities, research centers, and the private sector. The workshop was organized by the Government of Mongolia and the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), a joint initiative between UNEP, ILO, UNIDO, UNITAR, and UNDP.
14 May 2014. Representatives of some 30 Mongolian education and training institutions met on 14 May 2014 in Ulaanbaatar to share information and discuss opportunities for advancing a strategic approach to green development learning in Mongolia. The meeting took place in advance of and fed into the National 2014 Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) Implementation Workshop in Mongolia, 15-16 of May 2014.
15 April 2014. The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and eight partners launched the Medellín Collaboration on Urban Resilience. The partners include the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Rockefeller Foundation, 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. The collaboration was launched during the seventh World Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia.
13 April 2014. Decision makers need accurate, recent and country-specific information to inform their decision. The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presents its 2014 report on climate change mitigation in order to feed the decision making process in all countries. The report was adopted on 13 April 2014, in Berlin, Germany.
Rome, 7 April 2014. IFAD, in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda, has launched the Climate Resilient and Post-harvest Agribusiness Support Project (PASP) to provide opportunities for smallholder farmers to acquire the skills, knowledge and access to specialized service providers to create and operate viable businesses capable of managing the climate risks in post-production processes and delivering larger volumes of improved produce to the market.
4 April 2014. Sharing success stories and lessons learned is a great way to find inspiration. In order to share learning experiences in the filed of climate change, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Executive Secretary, Christiana Figueres, has launched the call for applications for the Momentum for Change Awards 2014. Applications are being accepted from 31 March to 23 May for the 2014 Lighthouse Activities.
31 March 2014. Decision makers need accurate, recent and country-specific information to inform their decision.The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presents its 2014 report on climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability in order to feed the decision making process in all countries. The report was launched on 31 March 2014 in Yokohama.
11 March 2014. In order to build capacity on the subject of National Forest Monitoring Systems, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme and the UN-REDD Programme, in partnership with the Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of Zambia, organized a workshop that took place on 25-27 February 2014, in Livingstone, Zambia.
4 March 2014. Women play a crucial role in implementing climate-smart agriculture. With the goal of better understanding the gender dimensions of climate-smart agriculture, a month-long online webinar was held in February 2014 coordinated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO). The eventwas divided into three topics: gender equality in agriculture and changing climate; gender-sensitive practices for climate-smart agriculture; and next steps for gender in climate-smart agriculture.