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LLDC PrepCom 2 Concludes, Consultations on Draft Outcome Continuing[viewed]

The second session of the Intergovernmental Preparatory Committee for the Second UN Conference on the Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) concluded on 22 October 2014, in New York, US. The session, initially scheduled for 2-3 October 2014, resumed after being postponed on 2 October 2014, after the first day of discussions.

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Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Releases 2013 Results Report[viewed]

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves has released the second report in its annual series designed to recap the activities of the Alliance and its partners, analyze global progress toward providing cleaner cooking technology and fuel, and identify trends in this area. The report, '2013 Results Report: Sharing Progress on the Path to Adoption of Cleaner and More Efficient Cooking Solutions,' highlights eight Country Action Plans that were launched in 2013.

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Bioversity International and NAFRI Discuss Crop Diversification in South East Asian Countries[viewed]

During a two-day workshop, participants from Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam discussed how agriculture-based interventions, in particular crop diversification, can strengthen the resilience of smallholder farmers and contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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Second Committee Debates Sustainable Development[viewed]

The UN General Assembly's Second Committee (Economic and Financial) considered agenda item 19 on Sustainable Development and its sub-items, on 15-16 October 2014, with Member States responding to UN system reports on related issues.

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Event: India Clean Cookstoves Forum 2014[viewed]

The India Clean Cookstoves Forum (ICCF) 2014, which aims to tackle barriers to the large-scale adoption of improved cookstoves (ICS) in India, will feature a practitioner workshop, conference and business model workshop.

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Event: First Bangladesh SE4ALL Investor Forum[viewed]

The World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and US Department of State have partnered with the Government of Bangladesh to organize the first Bangladesh SE4ALL Investor Forum.

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Climate Field School Increases Agricultural Productivity, Food Security[viewed]

The Climate Field School, organized by the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) with the Agriculture Agency of Banten Province in the village of Gempolsari, convened for a three-month session from 14 July to 3 October 2014, during which farmers reported a 25% increase in corn harvests.

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UNIDO Refrigeration Project in Viet Nam to Address Climate Change and Ozone Layer Depletion[viewed]

The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has launched an industrial refrigeration project titled ‘Reducing greenhouse gas and ozone-depleting substance emissions through technology transfer in industrial refrigeration' in Hanoi, Viet Nam, to help the country address climate change and ozone layer depletion challenges.

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ADB Workshop Examines Climate Change Implications in Mekong Region[viewed]

Following a workshop that examined 'Mekong Protected Areas and Climate Change – Implications for Livelihoods and Development,' over 60 participants from the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) are returning home to implement country action plans based on the best practices, tools and adaptation strategies learned at the workshop. The results of the workshop will also inform the 'Protected Areas, Development, and Climate Change in the GMS (PAD2)' project, set to commence in 2015.

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Event: KISR-IRENA Joint Technical Training on Resource Assessment[viewed]

This technical training, organized jointly by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), will cover topics relating to solar energy resources, including: solar radiation measurement; solar radiation data quality control and uncertainty; solar radiation modelling; and advanced solar resource assessment methods.

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