Capacity Building & Education

Japan Launches Joint Crediting Mechanism [viewed]

Japan Flag22 August 2013: The International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV has reported that the Government of Japan has developed the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM), an initiative aimed at facilitating the diffusion of advanced low carbon technologies, products, systems, services and infrastructures.

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UNITAR Assists Swaziland in Sound Chemicals Management [viewed]

Unitar8 August 2013: The UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) assisted Swaziland's Ministry of Environment in convening the final workshop under the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) project on 'Developing an Integrated National Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals and SAICM Implementation in Swaziland.' 

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DESA-UNDP-UNEP Workshop Discusses Green Economy Approaches in Africa [viewed]

undp-unep-undesaAugust 2013: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) organized a 'Technical Workshop on Tools and Measures to Inform Inclusive Green Economy Policies,' for sharing African experiences on green economy measures, methodologies and tools.

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World Bank's Water Partnership Program Releases Summary of Phase I [viewed]

wppAugust 2013: The World Bank's Water Partnership Program (WPP), a multi-donor initiative launched in January 2009, has released a report titled 'Sharing Smart Solutions in Water,' which compiles the key outcomes of the WPP Phase I (2009–2012). 

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Event: Saker Falcon Task Force – Stakeholders' Action Planning Workshop [viewed]

The Saker Falcon Task Force (STF) aims to find long-term solutions for the conservation and management of the Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) throughout its range. This workshop will bring together representatives from Range State governments, partners, other stakeholders and interested parties to review all available information on the species and to develop a 2nd Draft of the Saker Falcon Global Action Plan. STF is an initiative led by the Coordinating Unit of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Bird of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MoU) under the auspices of the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS).  

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Event: Beyond Rio+20: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities [viewed]

This conference will bring together Anglophone and Francophone African think tanks to share their views on the post-UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) world and discuss how to implement Rio+20 outcomes and inclusive green growth in Africa. The conference aims to connect African think tanks to the global development agenda, improve their policy linkages and strengthen their research capacities. The conference will discuss decent work and social inclusion, inclusive green growth and the green economy, green jobs and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), among other topics. The conference is expected to result in an edited book capturing the conference's outputs and discussions, as well as research papers and policy briefs. The UN University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA), the Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale (IPAR Senegal) and the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER, University of Ghana) are co-organizing the event.  

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Adaptation Fund Board Approves Project Proposal in Mali, Invites Comments on Environmental and Social Policy [viewed]

Adaptation Fund15 August 2013: The Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) has released the report of its 21st meeting, which was held back-to-back with the 12th meetings of the AFB's Project and Programme Review Committee and the Ethics and of the Finance Committee. 

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SIDS DOCK Meeting Discusses Energy Issues for AIMS [viewed]

sidsdock1 August 2013: The Small Island Developing States (SIDS) DOCK project held its first meeting for the Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, and South China Sea (AIMS) region, the final meeting in a series of regional SIDS DOCK meetings. The meeting agreed upon and finalized discussions on programmatic and operational issues including climate, energy and water and financing mechanisms in SIDS.

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Youth Prepare at Regional Level for SIDS 2014 [viewed]

sids201413 August 2013: Three regional youth workshops took place in conjunction with the Regional Preparatory Meetings for the UN Small Island Developing States (SIDS) 2014 Global Conference. Held in Jamaica, Fiji and Seychelles, in July 2013, these meetings brought together over 70 young people representing 30 different small island countries to discuss SIDS' development issues.

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ICRAF Studies Local Knowledge in Ethiopian Farming Systems [viewed]

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)5 August 2013: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has released a brochure on the value of local knowledge in agroforestry systems. The publication examines farming systems in Ethiopia supported under the "sustainable tree - crop - livestock intensification as a pillar for the Ethiopian climate resilient green economy" initiative.

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