admin | 2013-01-16 18:23
Participants at the Benin workshop on the National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Advance Green Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development have developed a work plan for finalizing and launching the national strategy.
The workshop was held on 18-19 December 2012, in Cotonou, Benin, ... [ read more ]
admin | 2013-01-16 18:16
The World Bank has approved a financing package to support rural development, as well as sustainable land and forestry management programmes in Burkina Faso.
A US$93.41 million was granted to Burkina Faso, a package that includes a US$70 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) and ... [ read more ]
admin | 2013-01-09 01:26
The newsletter contains highlights of current CBA field projects and compilations of hands-on CBA field resources.
January Newsletter Summary:
1. Grenada: Climate Smart Agriculture Training Workshop: Dual Challenge—Drought and Flooding
Gillian Primus (Grenada), Hanna Bartel (Canada), and Meredith Waters (US) have been working ... [ read more ]
admin | 2013-01-08 15:19
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released two new products on climate change that document its work across the adaptation realm, as well as an animation of climate change impacts in mountain environments.
In “Adaptation in Action,” the FAO underscores the relationship between ... [ read more ]
abebetadege | 2012-12-22 08:20
The 2nd Meet and Greet event for AfricaAdapt network members in Kenya was held on the 14th of November 2012 at KICC. The event which provided an opportunity for face to face interaction was attended by about 50 participants including non AfricaAdapt members.... [ read more ]
admin | 2012-12-11 20:15
Transforming Rural Livelihoods in Africa: How can Land and water management contribute to Enhanced Food Security and address climate change adaptation and mitigation?" to be held in Nakuru, Kenya 20-25 October 2013 - Read more http://bit.ly/ZbbcLt (in French)[ read more ]
admin | 2012-12-10 20:23
admin | 2012-11-30 13:41
29 November 2012, Doha (Qatar): The Subsidiary Body of Implementation (SBI) has selected a consortium led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as the host of the Climate Technology Centre (CTC) for five years. Parties agreed to recommend the host of the CTC at SBI 37 ... [ read more ]
admin | 2012-11-19 14:46
Paying the price: Who will pay the costs of losses and damage from climate impacts?
Thursday 22 November from 12:00-13:00 GMT
A live online debate with loss and damage experts, organised by Alertnet and CDKN
Losses ... [ read more ]
admin | 2012-11-09 12:25
Dear President Obama,
As the lead negotiator for the world's 48 Least Developed Countries(LDCs) in the United Nations climate change negotiations, I congratulate you on your re-election. I also want to express my admiration for your response to superstorm Sandy: without the preparations ... [ read more ]
admin | 2012-10-27 20:03
Politics Of Climate Change
Mainstreaming climate change adaptation into national planning
As the adverse impacts of human induced climate change become apparent and irrefutable, more and more countries are developing national adaptation plans. Most of these planning exercises start by ... [ read more ]
admin | 2012-10-27 18:57
The GAIN Index, a project of the Global Adaption Institute (GAIN), summarizes a country's vulnerability to climate change and other global challenges in combination with its readiness to improve resilience. It aims to help businesses and the public sector better prioritize investments for a more efficient ... [ read more ]
admin | 2012-10-24 12:32
Six countries had submitted bids to host the GCF, and were thanked by the Board for submitting their offers. The selection was adopted by consensus following a confidential balloting process during the 18-20 October 2012 Board meeting, which took place in Songdo, Incheon City, Republic of Korea. Additional ... [ read more ]
admin | 2012-10-18 16:28
The Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) was launched in 2009 by the World Climate Conference – 3 as a global partnership of governments and organizations that produce and use climate services . This initiative of the United Nations system seeks to facilitate global access to continuously ... [ read more ]
admin | 2012-10-18 15:18
There are various drivers of degradation that are adversely impacting ecosystems and in turn affecting ecosystem services. Ironically, the growth economy and unsustainable policies are leading to erosion of the very base - biodiversity and ecosystems. Ecosystem-Based Adaptation (EBA) is an emerging approach that works with ... [ read more ]
admin | 2012-10-17 20:43
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) network on Capacity Building for Sustainable Water Resources Management (Cap-Net) has announced the development of a capacity building programme on drought management in response to the fact that drought is estimated to have caused over 11 million deaths since 1900.
The purpose ... [ read more ]
admin | 2012-10-17 20:39
The World Bank has released a report for policy makers, titled “The Future of Water in African Cities: Why Waste Water?” The report calls attention to projections that the urban population in Africa will double by 2030 and recommends adopting an integrated, sustainable and flexible approach to water ... [ read more ]
admin | 2012-10-17 20:35
In the State of Food Insecurity in the World report for 2012 (SOFI), released on 9 October 2012, the UN food agencies present improved estimates on the state of chronic undernourishment, noting that 98% of the world's undernourished people live in developing countries. The report notes that ... [ read more ]
admin | 2012-10-17 20:32
One expert warns: 'The geopolitics of food is fast overshadowing the geopolitics of oil.'
World grain reserves are so dangerously low that severe weather in the United States or other food-exporting countries could trigger a major hunger crisis next year, the United Nations ... [ read more ]
admin | 2012-10-17 20:16
Climate Change Adaptation and Development Specialist, International Resources Group/Engility – Deadline for application: 31 October 2012 - http://bit.ly/TctidO[ read more ]