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UNEP Releases Africa’s Adaptation Gap Report

Nov 20, 2013 No Comments

On November 19th, 2013, the United Nations Environment Programme released a report entitled Africa’s Adaptation Gap. Building off of the recent Global Emissions Gap Report 2013, Africa’s Adaptation Gap goes into detail about the African-specific consequences of a global failure to keep warming below 2 degrees centigrade. The report argues that the outlook for Africa, [...]

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GUPES’ 6th Newsletter

Nov 18, 2013 No Comments

The Global Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES) recently mailed out the sixth iteration of its newsletter. This update from GUPES features progress and developments from environmental education efforts in Africa, Asia, North America, and Europe. Highlights include the UN system-wide Global South-South Development Expo, the 4th Central Asia Leadership Programme on Environment and Sustainable [...]

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Clean Development Mechanism Funding Dries Up

Nov 14, 2013 No Comments

Since November 11th, the city of Warsaw has hosted the most recent Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19). COP19 is set to conclude on November 22, 2013, but before it ends the delegates have much to discuss concerning the future of concerted global efforts to slow climate change. [...]

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ANSAF Tanzania Wins ONE Africa 2013 Award

Nov 11, 2013 No Comments

As the eyes of the global community turn towards the sustainable development goals and the post-2015 agenda, it’s important to remember that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have not yet concluded. Indeed, advocates, civil society organizations, national governments, the UN, and more are still hard at work trying to meet the aspirational goals of the [...]

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Emissions Gap Report 2013

Nov 06, 2013 No Comments

On Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, UNEP and the World Resources Institute presented the fourth iteration of their Emissions Gap Report. The presentation, which was open to the media, covered the major findings of the report and addressed questions from the audience. The report is brief and covers a number of relevant topics for those interested [...]

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UNEP and WRI to Host Teleconference on Emissions Gap Report

Nov 04, 2013 No Comments

On Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, UNEP and the World Resources Institute (WRI) will host a joint teleconference on their latest Emissions Gap Report. The report, inaugurated in 2010, is an annual analysis of the whether the pledges and commitments made by states within the UNFCCC Kyoto Protocol will actually have their intended effect. The effect, [...]

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