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Ethiopia Receives First ClimDev Africa Special Fund Grant [viewed]

AU UNECA AFDB15 December 2014: Ethiopia will receive US$1.1 million from the Climate for Development in Africa (Clim-Dev Africa) Special Fund (CDSF) to strengthen its climate information and early warning systems for climate resilient adaptation and development, making it the first African country to benefit from the CDSF.

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COP President Launches Nazca Climate Action Portal [viewed]

nazca11 December 2014: The Government of Peru has launched the Non-state Actor Zone for Climate Action (Nazca) Climate Action Portal to increase the visibility of climate actions being undertaken by cities, regions, companies and investors. The portal was developed with the support of the UNFCCC Secretariat and launched on the sidelines of the Lima Climate Change Conference.

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PROVIA E-Tool Prototype Tested at COP 20 [viewed]

PROVIA5 December 2014: In 2015, the Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA) will launch an electronic tool (e-tool) to accompany its 'Guidance on Assessing Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation to Climate Change.' During the Lima Climate Change Conference, the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), which developed the Guidance and the e-tool, held consultations with potential users of the tool to garner feedback in the lead-up to its launch.

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ITPGR Holds Regional Workshops for Benefit-Sharing Fund Project Applicants [viewed]

ITPGRDecember 2014: The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) organized a series of regional workshops for those preparing to submit full proposals to be funded under the third cycle of the Treaty's Benefit-Sharing Fund.

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UNESCO-IHE Wins Africa Leadership Award for eSOS Smart Toilet [viewed]

UNESCO-IHE10 December 2014: The Africa Leadership Awards awarded the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE) the Africa Water Leadership Award 2014 in the category ‘Most Innovative New Technology of the Year' for its emergency Sanitation Operation System (eSOS) Smart Toilet at a ceremony in Mauritius.

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Alliance Aims to Expand Climate-Smart Agriculture in Africa [viewed]

NEPAD8 December 2014: As part of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Vision 25 x 25, which aims to reach 25 million African farm households by 2025, the Africa Climate-Smart Agriculture Alliance (ACSAA) initiative will ensure that six million smallholders in Africa are practicing climate-smart agriculture (CSA) within the next seven years.

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IFAD Launches Recipes for Change Campaign [viewed]

IFAD8 December 2014: The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has launched a campaign ‘Recipes for Change' to raise awareness about the impacts of climate change on food crops and traditional recipes, particularly in developing countries, and how small-scale farmers can adapt. A series of Recipes for Change online videos will share recipes from rural communities, being prepared in the homes of rural families and using local ingredients that are threatened by climate change.

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ICLEI CBC Supports Biodiversity Mainstreaming in South African Land-Use Planning [viewed]

iclei-cbd4 December 2014: ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability Cities Biodiversity Center (CBC) announced the publication of the 'Biodiversity Mainstreaming Toolbox for land-use planning and development in Gauteng,' which offers maps and guidelines that local government officials can use to ensure that biodiversity is sufficiently considered in land-use planning.

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November 2014 Sustainable Energy Finance Update [viewed]

adb-afdb-ebrd-gef-wb-energy-cif-cpiNovember 2014: During the month of November, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), African Development Bank (AfDB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), European Investment Bank (EIB), Global Environment Facility (GEF), World Bank and other donors undertook activities and approved funding or finance for sustainable energy projects in, among other countries, Azerbaijan, the Cook Islands, France, Guinea-Bissau, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Moldova, Nauru, the Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Viet Nam and the Southern Africa region.

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AfDB Approves Loans for Largest Solar Power Station in Africa [viewed]

AfDB3 December 2014: The African Development Bank's (AfDB) Board of Directors has approved two loans for the second phase of Morocco's Ouarzazate solar complex project. The project aims to develop two new power stations with an estimated cumulative production of over 1,100 Gwh per year and a total capacity of 350 MW, making it Africa's largest solar power station.

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