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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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UNDP, ESCAP, ADB Convene E-Discussion on Next Steps for Global Partnership[viewed]

The UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are convening an e-discussion on next steps for a global partnership for development. The outcomes are expected to inform a forthcoming ESCAP/ADB/UNDP Asia-Pacific MDG Report on Means of Implementation (MOI) and the Global Partnership for Development.

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Mountain Partnership Secretariat, Ev-K2-CNR to Launch Federation of Mountain PAs[viewed]

The Mountain Partnership Secretariat and Ev-K2-CNR will launch a Federation of Mountain Protected Areas (FMPA) to support mountain protected areas (PAs) globally. The FMPA will facilitate the exchange of experiences, information, knowledge and management practices on mountain PAs.

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UNIDO Continues Technical Training on Environmental Projects for CIS Countries[viewed]

The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has organized a capacity building workshop for countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) on mitigating global environmental problems. The event provided 25 participants from the Ministries of Environment, Energy and Ecology of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Federation and Ukraine with tools to enhance the quality of project submissions to the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

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World Bank Organizes “Boot Camp” for Green Businesses in Viet Nam[viewed]

The World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have created a course to support Vietnamese businesses in developing sustainable energy-related solutions and adaptation technologies in the transport, agricultural and water sectors. The ‘Clean Tech Bootcamp,' which consisted of lectures and workshops for 24 small- and medium-size clean-technology start-up companies, will be proceeded with support from a local business hub, to be established in the second half of 2014.

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GWP Presents IWRM Toolbox to Chinese Academics[viewed]

The Global Water Partnership (GWP) has introduced its Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Toolbox to academics in China through two workshops. The Toolbox is an open database with a library of case studies and references on water management at global, regional, national and local levels.

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Event: 1st Specialist Conference on Municipal Water Management and Sanitation in Developing Countries[viewed]

This conference aims to develop an integrated perspective on sanitation solutions in Asia, based on the concept “from toilet to source,” which includes consideration of storm-water, sludge and solid waste management issues.

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