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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
admin | 2014-03-20 17:56
March 2014: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) published a brochure that reports on the implementation of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Nyimba Forest Project in support of REDD+ in Zambia.
CIFOR underscores that Zambia currently has one of the world's highest deforestation rates, driven by ... [ read more ]
admin | 2014-03-20 17:50
14 March 2014: The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has released a report on an in-session workshop on the current state of scientific knowledge on means of enhancing the adaptation of agriculture to climate change impacts, while promoting rural development, sustainable development and productivity of agricultural systems and ... [ read more ]
admin | 2014-03-11 12:38
Le PNUD a lancé l’appel de candidatures pour le Prix Équateur 2014.
Peut-être vous êtes intéressé(e) de partager cet appel avec les groupes avec lesquelles vous travaillez. Naturellement, vous pouvez aussi présenter des candidatures vous-même.
Tous les deux ans, le Prix ... [ read more ]
admin | 2014-03-11 09:43
(Le français suit)
Introducing the CARIAA Consortia
The Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) is pleased to announce the selection of four consortia to undertake research in three climate change ... [ read more ]
admin | 2014-02-27 17:17
20 February 2014: A global coalition of partners, led by World Resources Institute (WRI), has launched an online forest monitoring and alert system meant to empower governments, local communities, the private sector, academics and civil society to track forest change.
The system, Global Forest Watch, combines satellite data on a ... [ read more ]
admin | 2014-02-27 14:37
24 February 2014: Over the January-February 2014 period, the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands has celebrated World Wetlands Day and reported on the designation of new sites in Belarus, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and France.
On 2 February, organizations and individuals across the world celebrated ... [ read more ]