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 ]
admin | 2014-02-27 14:14
20 February 2014: A decision-support fertilizer toolkit developed by the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) has won the best innovation prize within the Information and Communications Technology Solutions Category at the Bihar Innovation Forum II.
Given that most smallholders do not ... [ read more ]
admin | 2014-02-27 13:50
25 February 2014: In an effort to understand the impacts of annual fluctuations in rainfall and temperature and how they differ from the impacts expected from climate change, the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) program has published a working paper that describes simulations of climate change on annual ... [ read more ]
admin | 2014-02-26 15:02
3rd Climate Change and Population Conference on Africa
CCPOP - GHANA2014
Venue & Location
University of Ghana, Legon - Accra, Ghana
REGIONAL INSTITUTE FOR POPULATION STUDIES (RIPS)
The Regional Institute for Population Studies, University ... [ read more ]
admin | 2014-02-18 18:58
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The International Development Research Centre’s (IDRC) Corporate Strategy and Evaluation Division is looking for senior evaluators to serve on an external review panel for the Centre’s Climate Change and Water program:
• Climate Change and Water[ read more ]
admin | 2014-02-11 14:32
L'Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel lance un appel à candidature pour le recrutement de deux experts en Système d’Information Géographique :
1.Environnementaliste expert en Système d’Information Géographique
2.Junior en Système d’Information Géographique
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admin | 2014-01-30 20:40
The UNEP Risoe Centre (URC) on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development is a leading international research and advisory centre on energy, climate and sustainable development. We work in close partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and have project activities in more than 50 developing countries. URC ... [ read more ]
admin | 2014-01-08 17:01
West African states in the Niger River Basin are seeking to tackle climate risks and reduce poverty by constructing three hydropower dams in the next five years.
In late November, the Council of Ministers of the Niger Basin Authority (NBA), meeting in Cameroon’s capital Yaounde, endorsed an ... [ read more ]
admin | 2014-01-07 14:43
Crafting development strategies based on credible research results rather than relying on outdated, unsubstantiated statistics will eliminate gender stereotypes and boost the fight against climate change, a development expert says. Read more http://www.trust.org/item/20131220073856-ox7j2
admin | 2014-01-07 14:04
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is organizing this event alongside the World Future Energy Summit (WFES). The conference will discuss how the renewables sector has become a significant employer with potential for creating millions more jobs worldwide in coming years. It will provide an opportunity for experts ... [ read more ]
admin | 2014-01-07 13:31
This conference will consider how to address gender, poverty and water challenges across Africa under the theme of 'Gender, Water and Development: The Untapped Connection'. The conference is hosted by the Water Research Commission of South Africa, in partnership with the Department of Water Affairs of South Africa, ... [ read more ]
admin | 2013-12-19 19:26
IIED is pleased to announce the dates for our 8th annual International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA8), which will take place in Kathmandu, Nepal on 24-30 April. Read more http://www.iied.org/save-date-8th-international-conference-community-based-adaptation-cba8-0[ read more ]
admin | 2013-12-18 14:15
A report, released by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI), and supported by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), indicates that the pace of environmental change in the Arab region may be faster than in the rest of the ... [ read more ]
admin | 2013-12-18 14:10
In the context of desertification, land degradation and drought leading to migration across West Africa, the Global Mechanism (GM) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have launched a partnership to address land degradation and environmental migration.
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admin | 2013-12-17 13:54
There is still time to apply for admission to the University of Washington online course: Strategic Planning for Adaptation to Climate Change from the University of Washington, taught by John Labadie, Ph.D.
You do not have to be a current UW student ... [ read more ]
admin | 2013-11-19 14:34Location:Conference Hall, ICRAF Campus, Nairobi, KenyaDate - Start: November 28, 2013
admin | 2013-11-08 15:03
The World Bank has prepared a background paper, titled 'Transforming Agriculture in the Sahel: What Would It Take?' as input into summits on pastoralism and irrigation in the Sahel that the Bank and its development partners are organizing in Nouakchott and Dakar, respectively, on 29 and 31 October.... [ read more ]
admin | 2013-11-05 18:33
The 17th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change brought together representatives from Brazil, India, South Africa and China (BASIC), who adopted a joint statement emphasizing that the upcoming Warsaw Climate Change Conference "should be an implementation Conference of the Parties (COP)."
Ministers add that the effective ... [ read more ]
admin | 2013-11-05 18:28
The Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) approved a new project in Rwanda and accredited the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) as a Regional Implementing Entity (RIE) of the Adaptation Fund at its 22nd meeting.
The Rwanda project, a $9.97 million grant focusing on participative ... [ read more ]