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GUIDE: The Status of Climate Finance at COP20, Lima

A new briefing by the Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS) highlights the key climate finance issues on the agenda of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) at their meeting in Lima Peru in December 2014. The CFAS Guide: The Status of Climate Finance at COP20, Lima is authored by David Eckstein and Alpha Kaloga (Germanwatch), Alix Mazounie (RAC-France), Sven Harmeling (CARE), Raju Chhetri (independent consultant) and Henriette Imelda (IESR), with support from Sönke Kreft (Germanwatch).

LEDS in Action: COP20 Side Event

The LEDS in Action side event will highlight low emission development leadership in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean and activities of the LEDS Global Partnership (LEDS GP) regional platforms and working groups on finance, benefits assessment, sub-national programs, energy, AFOLU (agriculture, forestry and land use), and transport that are enabling peer learning and technical cooperation across countries and international institutions.

Climate Tagger to Aid Organizations in Using Knowledge to Combat Climate Change

REEEP (Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership) has joined forces with the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), the operational arm of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Technology Mechanism, to launch Climate Tagger. This new tool, which automatically scans, labels, sorts and catalogues data and document collections, will help knowledge-driven organizations in the climate and development arenas streamline their information resources, and connect them to the wider climate knowledge community.

Imagining a smarter world – how to build the climate knowledge grid

Kenyan central highlands (Credit: Getty Images)

Imagine a world where everyone making decisions on how best to respond to climate change had easy access to the information they need to make those choices. What would it look like and what would be needed to bring it about?

This may sound a naive question. Getting relevant climate information is not like clicking your smart phone app and looking up a train time. There is rarely a right or wrong answer in the same way. And access to information is not everything. Just by having it at your fingertips doesn’t mean it will be understood, that it will be acted upon, or that change will happen as a result.

International Conference: Solutions for the Nexus

A conference for optimising infrastructure and technology to build partnerships for water, energy and food security.

Conference themes are: using the nexus to accelerate development; cleantech nexus infrastructure and technology solutions; collaboration and institutional arrangements for a nexus approach; influencing pathways of investment for nexus infrastructure and technology.

 

Tough language and a clear message from the IPCC

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presented on Sunday (2 November) in Copenhagen its Assessment Synthesis Report. The conclusions of the report result from the week-long discussion between scientists and governments involved. According to the authors, while the world is on a perilous path toward irreversibly damaging the global environment, we can still avoid the most serious impacts through immediate action. Adapting to climate change is important but it is mitigation that is central to achieve sustainable actions.

COP 20 Side Event: Innovation and Collaboration for Transforming Knowledge into Climate Action

Relevant, timely and credible knowledge is critical to addressing climate change. The Climate Knowledge Brokers Group will report on new collaborative ways for managing data and information, sourced from different silos to create knowledge, insight and understanding. Includes hands-on case studies.

New CKB Coordination Hub co-organizes the 2014 annual Climate Knowledge Brokers Workshop

From left to right: Amanada McKee of GGKP, Michele Lopez of CCCCC, Fatema Rajabali of IDS, Samantha Shuchismita of the Univ. of Sussex, Martina Ulrichs of IISD and Anneli Sundin of SEI

More than 40 participants from 28 organizations came together in Brighton on October 4 and 5 to discuss current intiatives, experiences and directions of climate knowledge brokering - the work of many organizations involved in creating, transferring and making information about climate change available to a variety of end-users.

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