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Latest News - 15 April 2014
CPD Discusses Population Implications for Post-2015 Agenda
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12_April_2014: The UN Commission on Population and Development (CPD) concluded its 47th session, at which keynote speakers addressed: dignity and human rights; population and sustainable development; and the ‘unfinished agenda' of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Beyond 2014 process. continued...
HABITAT and Partners Launch Collaboration on Urban Resilience
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11_April_2014: The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and eight partners launched the Medellín Collaboration on Urban Resilience, to facilitate the flow of knowledge and financial resources to help cities become more resilient to systemic shocks and stresses, including from climate change, disasters caused by natural hazards, and socio-economic challenges resulting from rapid urbanization. continued...
CIFOR Analyzes Challenges to REDD+ in Six Countries
Read More: CIFOR Analyzes Challenges to REDD+ in Six Countries
April_2014: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a report analyzing the implementation of REDD+ in six countries. 'The challenges of establishing REDD+ on the ground' covers 23 sub-national programmes, concluding that the greatest challenges facing REDD+ implementation are inadequate economic incentives coupled with insecure land tenure and use rights. continued...
FAO and ITTO Discuss PES in Tropical Forests
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11_April_2014: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and the National Forestry Financing Fund (FONAFIFO) of Costa Rica convened a workshop on payments for environmental services (PES) aimed at building understanding of the importance of PES in tropical forests, and sharing best practices and lessons learned. continued...
UNEP, Cities Alliance Outline Tools for Integrating Environment into Urban Planning
Read More: UNEP, Cities Alliance Outline Tools for Integrating Environment into Urban Planning
8_April_2014: Rapid urbanization is an opportunity to build more sustainable, equitable and efficient cities and towns, according to ‘Integrating the Environment in Urban Planning and Management: Key Principles and Approaches for Cities in the 21st Century,' a report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Cities Alliance. The report focuses on the City Development Strategy (CDS) as a tool to integrate environmental issues into city planning while reducing poverty, promoting inclusive economic growth and ensuring sustainable consumption and production (SCP). continued...
International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation Releases 2013 Annual Report
Read More: International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation Releases 2013 Annual Report
28_March_2014: The International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) has released its 2013 Annual Report, highlighting achievements by its member countries to improve energy efficiency through policy, regulatory and financial mechanisms. It also provides an overview of various sectoral initiatives for industry, buildings, appliances and equipment, and energy provision. continued...
FAO Identifies Opportunities for Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture in Latin America
Read More: FAO Identifies Opportunities for Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture in Latin America
8_April_2014: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a report documenting agriculture within and around 10 major cities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Titled, 'Growing Greener Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean,' the report explores the status of and ways to promote urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) in the region.  continued...
World Bank Assesses Cost-Benefit of Black Carbon Controls in Transport
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2_April_2014: The World Bank has released a report titled 'Reducing Black Carbon Emissions from Diesel Vehicles: Impacts, Control Strategies, and Cost-Benefit Analysis,' which attempts to quantify both the health and climate benefits from a variety of measures that could reduce transportation-related black carbon emissions. continued...
OECD Reports Development Aid at All-Time High
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8_April_2014: Development aid reached its highest level in 2013, according to an annual survey of donor spending plans by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC). Donors provided US$134.8 billion in net official development assistance (ODA) in 2013, a 6.1% increase in development aid in real terms. continued...
UNFCCC LEG Reviews Implementation of 2013-2014 Work Programme
Read More: UNFCCC LEG Reviews Implementation of 2013-2014 Work Programme
8_April_2014: The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat has published a summary report of the 25th meeting of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG), which, among other things, reviewed progress on implementation of the LEG work programme for 2013-2014.  continued...
Cartagena Dialogue to Accelerate Preparations for Post-2020 Targets
Read More: Cartagena Dialogue to Accelerate Preparations for Post-2020 Targets
4_April_2014: Upon conclusion of the 13th Meeting of the Cartagena Dialogue for Progressive Action, which was hosted by the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Tony A. de Brum, Marshall Islands Foreign Minister, announced that the "alliance of progressive countries has for the first time forged a common purpose around a set of objectives for a new climate agreement, due to be signed in 2015". continued...
Latin America & Caribbean Regional Coverage Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
ECOSOC Global Dialogue on Financing for Development New York City, US 14 Apr - 15 Apr
CBD High-level Panel on the Global Assessment of Resources and Latin America Workshop on Resource Mobilization Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil 14 Apr - 17 Apr
First High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico 15 Apr - 16 Apr
Fourth Meeting of the Sixth Replenishment of the GEF Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland 16 Apr - 17 Apr
Intersessional Meeting for 3rd International Conference on SIDS New York City, US 21 Apr - 25 Apr
Global Ocean Action Summit The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands 22 Apr - 25 Apr
Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management Meeting Milan, Lombardia, Italy 24 Apr - 27 Apr
27th Meeting of the CITES AC, 21st Meeting of the CITES PC and Joint AC/PC Session Veracruz, Mexico 28 Apr - 8 May
Eleventh Session of the Open Working Group on SDGs New York City, US 5 May - 9 May
Adaptation Futures 2014: Third International Climate Change Adaptation Conference Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil 12 May - 16 May
13th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII 13) New York City, US 12 May - 23 May
WAVES Fourth Partnership Meeting Washington D.C., US 14 May - 15 May
World Mountain Forum 2014 Cusco, Peru 23 May - 24 May
46th GEF Council Meeting and GEF Assembly Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico 25 May - 30 May
ECOSOC Integration Segment New York City, US 27 May - 29 May
 
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