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

UNESCO Launches Food, Energy, Environment and Water Network [viewed]

unesco-unu25 November 2014: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO-IHP) and the Australian National University (ANU) established the Food, Energy, Environment and Water Network (FE2W), which aims to bridge silos across these sectors. The network stresses the importance of these sectors for human wellbeing and environmental health.

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UNFCCC 2014 Lighthouse Activity Award Winners Announced [viewed]

momentum-change25 November 2014: The UNFCCC's Momentum for Change initiative has announced the 12 winners of the 2014 Lighthouse Activity Awards, which include both “large, game-changing solutions and small, entrepreneurial efforts." Each of the 12 activities touches on one of four areas related to action: by and for the urban poor; that fosters women's leadership; that unlocks climate finance; and action that uses information and communications technology (ICT) solutions.

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CIF Governing Body Confirms Funds' Mandate [viewed]

CIF20 November 2014: The semi-annual Climate Investment Funds (CIF) governing body meetings concluded in a unanimous commitment to the CIF mandate in the future in order to ensure continuity of climate finance and action. The meeting also emphasized the need to maintain diversity of financing options, and complementarity and coherence of CIF with other sources of climate finance.

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ICCG Best Climate Practices Winners Announced [viewed]

ICCG11 November 2014: The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) has announced the 2014 Best Climate Practices Contest winners. Under this year's theme, ‘Energy Poverty Reduction,' a range of projects was submitted addressing the challenges of climate change and energy poverty. The awards were announced in two categories: the Experts' Choice Award and the Users' Choice Award.

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US-China Clean Energy Research Center Highlights Achievements in 2013-2014 [viewed]

ccercNovember 2014: The US-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) has published its third annual report, which outlines the Center's accomplishments over the past 15 months and provides an outlook for the future.

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World Bank, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Form Partnership [viewed]

global cookstoves-wb21 November 2014: The World Bank Group and Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves have teamed up to support the goal of helping 100 million households adopt clean and efficient cooking appliances by 2020. Under the 'Efficient Clean Cooking and Heating Partnership,' the World Bank has committed to mobilizing US$60 million to aid the Alliance in its work. The Partnership is a five-year endeavor that will support in-country programmes being run by both the Alliance and the Bank.

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Insight_E Website Launches [viewed]

nsightenergy-ec20 October 2014: Insight_E, the European Commission's (EC) energy think tank, has launched its website, containing information on the think tank's work, opportunities to engage in its research and a library of published reports. The website will house statistics and data, scenario information, a list of upcoming webinars, and the think tank's newsletter, among other resources.

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ESMAP Maps Solar Resources in Pakistan [viewed]

ESMAP12 November 2014: The first ground-based measuring station commissioned as part of the World Bank's Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) initiative to map renewable energy resources in 12 countries has been inaugurated in Pakistan. The station, inaugurated on 18 October 2014, will take high-precision solar measurements and is the first of nine to be constructed as part of the initiative in Pakistan.

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Solar Light Library Loans Pico-PV Lanterns to Rural Senegalese Schoolchildren [viewed]

Lighting Africa17 November 2014: The World Bank Group's 'Lighting Africa' initiative has funded an innovative library of solar lights, benefiting 55,000 rural Senegalese. The Light Library is stocked with 4,798 solar lanterns, which are available for use by 6,115 students and their families.

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Event: Launch of the Food, Energy, Environment and Water (FE2W) Network [viewed]

The formal launch of the Food, Energy, Environment and Water (FE²W) Network will be held from 15:00 - 15:40 in Paris, France, with remarks delivered by George Mina, Australian Ambassador to UNESCO, and Blanca Jiménez Cisneros, UNESCO. From 15:40 - 16:10 a media session and networking will take place, followed by technical sessions on the main tenets of the Network: 'Understand Risks,' 'Engage Decision-Makers' and 'Enable Action'. Speakers for the technical sessions include Jim Hall, University of Oxford; Dustin Garrick, McMaster University; Quentin Grafton, Australian National University; Karen Hussey, Australian National University; Pamela Katic, International Water Management Institute (IWMI); Nathanial Matthews, Water, Land and Ecosystems; and Stuart Orr, WWF International. FE²W is a network of individuals from academia, the private and public sectors, and civil society, who wish to effectively respond to the challenges, risks and opportunities of achieving food, water and energy security while sustaining the environment and enhancing livelihoods, today and into the future.  

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