admin | 2013-05-14 15:04
The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a miscellaneous document containing the views of five parties, one intergovernmental organization, and one NGO on experience with the application of the guidelines for the national adaptation plan (NAP) process for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) (FCCC/SBI/2013/MISC.2).
Parties having presented submissions are: ... [ read more ]
admin | 2013-05-08 19:15
ODI have just produced a new publication which you may find of interest:
Disaster risk management in post-2015 development goals: potential targets and indicators edited by Tom Mitchell, Lindsey Jones, Emma Lovell and Eva Comba
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admin | 2013-05-08 19:09
Where rivers flow into the sea, where lowlands encounter bays and oceans, people have settled since times immemorial. The land is fertile and easy to work; it is easy to transport people and goods over long distances. Living in deltas brings many advantages. But the ... [ read more ]
admin | 2013-05-08 13:30
The call for abstracts deadline has been extended until Friday, May 17th. Please pass along this information to interested colleagues.
CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS:
International Conference on “Challenges of Urbanization and Development in Africa in the Context of Climate Change”
... [ read more ]
admin | 2013-05-08 13:21
Climate Change Job Vacancy:
Program Management Officer, Climate Change and Water program, IDRC
Organization: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Position: Program Management Officer - Climate Change and Water program
Duty Station: Ottawa, Canada
Deadline for Application: 15 May 2013... [ read more ]
admin | 2013-05-07 18:07
The 7th Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA7) was organized around the theme 'mainstreaming CBA into national and local planning.' The event brought together over 250 international participants and 50 government representatives who shared their experiences, good project practices, ideas and research interests in plenary and ... [ read more ]
admin | 2013-05-07 18:01
The Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) has released the National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) technical guidelines, aimed at assisting developing countries in producing their NAPs in a comprehensive and strategic way.
The technical guidelines provide different options for countries to address each of the key elements for ... [ read more ]
admin | 2013-05-06 21:03
The first comprehensive assessment of soils across the African continent has been released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the European Commission, the African Union (AU) and other international partners.
In addition to the relevance of soil types, the Atlas describes the threats to ... [ read more ]
admin | 2013-05-06 20:59
“Countries discussed concrete solutions to speed up and scale up action and they are committed to sticking to their own timetable,” said Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, reporting on discussions held during the second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP ... [ read more ]
admin | 2013-05-06 20:55
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released its Statement on the Status of the Global Climate for 2012, which indicates that 2012 is among the ten previous years as one of the warmest on record. This is the ninth warmest year since records began in 1850 and the 27th consecutive ... [ read more ]
admin | 2013-05-03 15:09
The Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG), under the United Nations
Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), is proud to announce that
an important milestone on National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) with the
publication of the NAP technical guidelines. These guidelines will assist
developing ... [ read more ]
admin | 2013-05-03 14:16
The Global Environmental Facility (GEF) has released a study, titled "Two Decades of Experience: Investing in Ecosystem Services and Adaptation for Food Security," which provides an overview of the GEF's investments in ecosystem services and improved food security system during 1991-2011.
According to the Food and ... [ read more ]
admin | 2013-05-03 14:13
The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) has taken steps to move toward wider availability of information and data through the circulation of a draft Open Access policy among the CGIAR Programs and Centers.
The draft policy was discussed at the CGIAR Consortium Knowledge Management ... [ read more ]
admin | 2013-05-03 14:08
Organization: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Position: Associate Programme Officer, P-2 - Adaptation Programme, Adaptation Committee Unit
Duty Station: Bonn, Germany
Deadline for Application: 23 May 2013
Term: One and a half years, ... [ read more ]
admin | 2013-05-03 13:48
The World Bank, through the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), has approved a US$15 million grant to help Mozambique strengthen its hydrological and meteorological information services across national, provincial and local communities, with the aim of building a climate-resilient society.
According to the World Bank, Mozambique is "a ... [ read more ]
admin | 2013-05-02 13:59
The Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network (AAKNet) is planning an Africa Food security conference with title "Harnessing Ecosystem based Approaches for Food Security and Adaptation to climate change In Africa" slated to take place in Nairobi by 20-21, August 2013
The overarching objective ... [ read more ]
admin | 2013-04-29 20:20
Climate finance will play an increasingly important role in international efforts to address climate change over the next decade. The book provides a complete overview of international climate finance including an overview of current international climate finance, estimates of the incremental investment and cost of mitigation measures, estimates ... [ read more ]
admin | 2013-04-29 20:11
The Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network (AAKNet) is pleased to present the first Issue of the Africa Adaptation Newsletter. This newsletter offers a comprehensive overview of the latest adaptation practices, policy issues, amongst many in Africa and beyond.
We will be happy to spotlight ... [ read more ]
admin | 2013-04-29 20:08
Mobile pastoralism contributes substantially to food security, livelihoods and economic prosperity, and can increase resilience to climate change; but policymakers, donors and the public at large tend not to appreciate its benefits.
Policy narratives portray pastoralism as an outdated practice, and the media stories that help ... [ read more ]
admin | 2013-04-29 19:57
A new two-year climate change initiative, led by the International Research Institute for Climate and Society aims to help farmers in Indonesia, the Lao People's Democratic Republic and Bangladesh reduce their vulnerability to climate risks. Read more.