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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.

Equity and inclusion in disaster risk reduction: building resilience for all

This paper, by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) builds on the recently produced ‘The future framework for disaster risk reduction: a guide for decision-makers’. This new module brings together evidence on opportunities raised by adopting an inclusive approach to ensure effective DRR. The paper makes the case for increased attention to wider issues of vulnerability, inclusion and empowerment, which are needed to assist policy-makers and international agencies to negotiate the successor agreement to the HFA.

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.

OECD Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum 2014

The Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum (GGSD Forum) is an OECD initiative, which operates as an annual event and each year focuses on a different cross-cutting issue related to sustainable development and green growth. The 2014 Forum will examine the distributional consequences of implementing green growth strategies and their impact on employment, skills and income. Green growth’s combination of strong economies and a clean environment could increase the well-being of all citizens if the right policy mix is applied.

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.

Smart cities for sustainable development

For the first time this year two important dates in the urban calendar happened in October. The first Monday of October of every year since 1986 is a World Habitat Day. This year, October ends with World City Day, celebrated this year for the first time and built around the theme: Better City, Better Life. Both days are organized under the auspices of UN-Habitat. We thought this would be an excellent opportunity to share a few words about our efforts to promote and support sustainable cities, also highlighted our 2013/2014 Annual Report.

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.

COP-20 Lima

From December 1 to 12, 2014, Lima will host the Twentieth Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 20). Peru will receive about 15,000 people, which represent 194 countries and stakeholders from international organizations, civil society, private sector and several mass media, as well as presidents and ministers.

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