Knowledge Sharing for Climate Change Adaption


  • African Ministers Call for a Water Security and Sanitation Goal in Post-2015 Agenda

    admin | 2014-06-05 18:26

    31 May 2014: The General Assembly of the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) agreed on a Dakar Declaration at the fifth African Water Week (AWW). The Declaration recommends a goal on “Water Security and Sanitation” in the post-2015 development agenda, underscoring that the “integrated delivery of the two are ... [ read more ]

  • UNECA, ACPC Report Discusses Loss and Damage in Africa

    admin | 2014-06-05 18:05

    27 May 2014: “Under all warming scenarios and despite strong adaptation efforts in the region, considerable adverse effects of climate change will be felt in Africa, resulting in further loss and damage,” according to a report by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Africa Climate Policy Centre ... [ read more ]

  • Job opportunity: Country Engagement Leader for Kenya

    admin | 2014-06-04 14:17

    CDKN is seeking to contract an individual who is resident in Kenya as its Country Engagement Leader (CEL). Kenya is one of CDKN’s priority partner countries in Africa with a growing portfolio of projects. Due to the nature, size and diversity of CDKN’s engagement in Kenya, we need a CEL ... [ read more ]

  • Job opportunity: Future Climate for Africa

    admin | 2014-06-04 14:08

    SouthSouthNorth is looking to appoint two exceptional and experienced candidates to join their Cape Town office to work on the exciting new Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) research programme:

    1. A Lead for the FCFA Coordination Capacity Building and Knowledge Exchange (CCKE) unit. A senior-level leader, preferably with a doctorate, 10-15 ... [ read more ]

  • News from CBA8: Financing Local Adaptation

    admin | 2014-05-06 18:39

    Over 400 participants from more than 60 countries attended IIED’s 8th community-based adaptation to climate change conference (CBA8) in Kathmandu, Nepal, in April 2014, with hundreds more following the events and interacting via live web streamed video, comments and social media. The conference shared the latest developments in community-based ... [ read more ]

  • CCAFS Identifies Agricultural Mitigation Options

    admin | 2014-04-29 18:29

    22 April 2014: Building on the results of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a group of scientists, practitioners and financiers met to identity actionable opportunities for reducing agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in a way that increases farmers' food security and builds resilience to ... [ read more ]

  • CIFOR Analyzes Challenges to REDD+ in Six Countries

    admin | 2014-04-17 23:52

    April 2014: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a report analyzing the implementation of REDD+ in six countries. 'The challenges of establishing REDD+ on the ground' covers 23 sub-national programmes, concluding that the greatest challenges facing REDD+ implementation are inadequate economic incentives coupled with insecure land tenure ... [ read more ]

  • LEDS, World Bank Workshops Highlight African Green Growth Opportunities

    admin | 2014-04-17 23:47

    15 April 2014: Two regional workshops in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), addressed the relationship between green growth and natural resources management, including best practices on low emissions development strategies (LEDS).

    Opening the series of workshops, African Development Bank (AfDB) Resident Representative Valentin Zongo noted that the main challenge ... [ read more ]

  • UNEP, UNDP Support NAPs Development in African LDCs

    admin | 2014-04-17 23:44

    The National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP) convened a four-day, high-level training and knowledge exchange on developing and implementing NAPs. Environment, finance and planning ministers from English-speaking Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in Africa attended the workshop.

    The objectives of the workshop, which was held at the UN Conference Center ... [ read more ]

  • Réchauffement : les 10 points marquants du rapport du GIEC

    admin | 2014-04-16 18:40

    Une compilation de près de 20 000 études et projections scientifiques par plus de 800 chercheurs. Voilà la somme que représente le cinquième rapport du Groupe intergouvernemental d'experts sur l'évolution du climat (GIEC) qui vient d'être intégralement achevé et s'avère bien plus alarmant que la précédente édition, en 2007.

    Après ... [ read more ]

  • Carbon Dioxide Concentration Reaches the highest point ever in human history

    admin | 2014-04-16 17:51

    “The underlying significance of all this is that the rate of carbon dioxide increase is higher than ever at the moment.”
    —Pieter Tans

    Earlier this week a record was broken as our atmosphere’s concentration of carbon dioxide surpassed 402 parts per million (ppm), reaching 402.20 on April 7. That’s higher ... [ read more ]

  • Offre d'emploi Economiste de l’Environnement et Climatologue/ Environnementaliste avec IED A …

    admin | 2014-04-08 12:42

    Offre d’emploi

    · Offre par : Innovation, Environnement et Développement en Afrique (IED Afrique) : ONG

    · Poste : Economiste de l’Environnement

    · Lieu : Dakar, Sénégal

    · Durée : jusqu’à 4,5 ans ... [ read more ]

  • FAO Africa Regional Conference Tracks Continental Trends in Food and Nutrition

    admin | 2014-04-03 17:28

    Though seven of the ten fastest growing economies of the world are in Africa, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) notes that the continent has made the least progress in reducing poverty in comparison to South Asia and Latin America. Against this backdrop, FAO hosted the ... [ read more ]

  • Online discussion on: The Future of Food Security and Climate Change in Viet Nam, Malawi and …

    admin | 2014-04-03 17:17

    This online discussion, titled 'The Future of Food Security and Climate Change in Viet Nam, Malawi and Zambia: scenarios, outlooks and challenges in the next 30 years,' is being convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the Global Forum on Food ... [ read more ]

  • "Adaptation Frontiers Conference: OUTPUTS NOW AVAILABLE for DOWNLOAD"

    admin | 2014-03-20 19:06

    The 3-days CIRCLE 2 International Conference “Adaptation Frontiers: European Climate Change Adaptation Research and Practice" dedicated to Adaptation-relevant research, policy and practice was held last week. Around 240 participants (among researchers, decision makers, ... [ read more ]

  • UNECA Describes Natural Resources as Key to Inclusive, Sustainable Development in Africa

    admin | 2014-03-20 18:15

    11 March 2014: Participants discussed the role of Africa's natural resources in supporting sustained economic development and growth at the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Ad Hoc Expert Group Meeting (AEGM), which took place under the theme ‘Making Natural Resources Work for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development.'

    The meeting ... [ read more ]

  • International Day of Forests 2014

    admin | 2014-03-20 18:11

    In 2012, the UN General Assembly declared 21 March as the International Day of Forests to “celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests”. A wide range of special events will celebrate the International Day of Forests 2014.

    date: 21 ... [ read more ]

  • First African Water Integrity Learning Summit

    admin | 2014-03-20 18:09

    The First African Water Integrity Learning Summit will take place under the theme 'Accelerating Towards a Water Secure World'. The event welcomes all interested stakeholders to share practical insights on addressing corruption and building relationships in Africa's water sector. The summit marks the conclusion of a three-year regional integrity ... [ read more ]

  • African Countries Share Knowledge on GHG Inventories, Forest Monitoring Systems

    admin | 2014-03-20 18:04

    The UN-REDD Programme and the UN Development Programme's (UNDP) Low Emission Capacity Building Programme (LECBP), in partnership with the Zambian Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, convened a workshop to discuss building capacities for national forest monitoring systems for REDD+ and national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory systems in ... [ read more ]

  • UNIDO, GEF, UNEP and FAO Publications Assess Biofuels Sustainability

    admin | 2014-03-20 18:02

    2 March 2014: The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has announced the release of two publications that investigate the social, environmental and economic sustainability of biofuels production, with the aim of promoting investment in increased biofuels production.

    The first publication, titled 'Biofuels Screening Toolkit: Guidelines for decision makers,' evaluates 74 ... [ read more ]