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LAC Seminar: Family Farmers, Indigenous Peoples Key to Climate Change Adaptation[viewed]

Participants at the fifth Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) regional seminar on agriculture and climate change recognized the key role of family farmers and indigenous people in helping the region confront the challenges posed by climate change, protect agrobiodiversity and improve food security.

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Mountain EbA Pilot Project in Peru Reports Lessons Learned[viewed]

The global Ecosystem-Based Adaptation (EbA) Flagship Programme's Mountain Ecoosystems Programme has issued a project brochure outlining EbA work underway in the Nor Yauyos Cochas Landscape Reserve (RPNYC) in the Peruvian Andes and its buffer area, as well as lessons learned so far from the project.

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Workshop Paves Way to Caribbean Energy Centre[viewed]

A regional workshop endorsed the technical design and institutional set-up of a new Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). The finalized project document will be presented for official approval by the Caribbean Community's (CARICOM) Ministerial Council in for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) at its 39th meeting, to be held from 3-7 November 2014, in Guyana, for the Centre to become operational in 2015.

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Event: HABITAT III - First PrepCom[viewed]

The first session of the Preparatory Committee of the third UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) will consider: the Secretary-General of the Conference's progress report on the Conference preparations; progress to date in the implementation of the outcomes of Habitat II; new and emerging challenges on sustainable urban development; financing for the preparatory process and the Conference; and arrangements for the future sessions of the Preparatory Committee.

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Event: Global Dialogue on Family Farming[viewed]

The Global Dialogue on Family Farming is part of a series of events focusing on family farming as part of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF).

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Event: Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD)[viewed]

The Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) will take place on 13-16 July 2015, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Regional Workshops Address Key CMS COP 11 Agenda Items[viewed]

Regional preparatory and negotiation workshops recently convened in Chile and Fiji, as part of a series of four regional capacity building workshops in the run-up to the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP 11). The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP), which co-sponsored the Fiji meeting, unveiled the development of a Pacific Islands Protected Area Portal.

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Adaptation Fund Approves Project in Belize, Accredits Namibian NIE[viewed]

In August, the Adaptation Fund has approved a US$6 million marine conservation and climate change adaptation project in Belize, and accredited the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) as a National Implementing Entity (NIE).

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OAS, Guatemala Promote Ethanol Use[viewed]

The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Guatemala have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to implement a pilot project on the blending and use of ethanol, and support the formation a Technical Unit on Biofuels. The project could result in savings of nearly US$104 million in oil imports for Guatemala.

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Event: Preparatory Session I for Third Conference on Financing for Development[viewed]

The Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 13-16 July 2015.

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