Project

The launch or implementation of a project related to climate change mitigation or adaptation.

UNDP Launches PARCS Project in Croatia [viewed]

UNDPJuly 2014: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a programme called PARCS, which seeks to conserve globally significant marine and terrestrial biological diversity in Croatia. The programme will strengthen the management of the country's 19 most important parks by improving the model of protected areas management and boosting investment in infrastructure.

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IDB, EARTH University Open Green Youth Innovators Contest [viewed]

greenovators17 July 2014: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the EARTH University of Costa Rica are inviting young innovators to develop projects to combat climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean in the ‘Green youth innovators contest.'

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UNEP and Partners Build Capacity on Food Security in India and Uganda [viewed]

UNEP15 July 2014: Studies by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and partners analyzing the relationship between ecosystem inputs, and agricultural yields and farm incomes in India and Uganda have found significant potential for improving food security through shifts in cropping patterns and use of water and energy saving technologies. The findings aim to strengthen the two countries' capacities to address their increasing food security deficits and decline in ecosystem services.

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US, China to Cooperate on Energy and Forests to Tackle Climate Change [viewed]

china_us_flag9 July 2014: The US and China have announced several joint initiatives with the aim of addressing climate change, including demonstration projects in carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) and smart grids, a study on natural gas use in industrial boilers, and an initiative on climate change and forests.

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UNECE, IFC, UNDP Support Energy-Efficient Housing in Albania [viewed]

ifc-undo-unece8 July 2014: The Albanian Government has initiated work on a national roadmap for energy-efficiency in the residential sector and harmonizing related legislation. The Albanian Ministries of Energy and Industry, and Urban Development and Tourism are undertaking the effort with assistance from the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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EC Awards €1 Billion to Demonstrate Low-Carbon Technologies [viewed]

European Union8 July 2014: The European Commission (EC) has announced the results of the second call for proposals under the New Entrants' Reserve 300 programme (NER 300), which is funded from the sale of 300 million emission allowances. The EC awarded one billion euro funding to 19 renewable energy projects for demonstration activities. A carbon capture and storage (CCS) project was selected for the first time under the programme.

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GEF SGP Supports Sun-Boat Development in Turkey [viewed]

GEF SGPJuly 2014: Turkey's Small Grants Program (SGP) has developed a solar powered boat designed especially for lakes under pressure from recreational activities. The emissions-free, noise-free “Güneşli Bot” aims to serve as a model for using solar photovoltaic energy in marine applications.

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TERI, USGBC Cooperate on Green Buildings in India [viewed]

terri-usgbc7 July 2014: The Energy Resources Institute (TERI) and the US Green Building Council (USGBC) have announced a strategic collaboration to advance high-performance buildings in India and Southeast Asia.

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European Commission Adopts Green Employment Initiative [viewed]

European Union2 July 2014: The European Commission has adopted a communication on the employment challenges and opportunities of a transition towards the green economy. The communication sets out an integrated framework for employment and labor market policies at the EU and national levels to support this transition.

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ESMAP Maps Energy Efficiency Gains in Buildings in Western Balkans [viewed]

ESMAP26 June 2014: A report by the World Bank's Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) provides a roadmap for Western Balkans countries to achieve sustained energy efficiency gains in public and residential buildings. The report estimates that measures in public buildings alone could save the countries in the region nearly 8,000 GWhs.

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