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  • 2018 WWDR Discusses Nature-based Approaches to Water Management

    20.03.2018 by Energy-L

    The UN launched its annual World Water Development Report (WWDR) at the Eighth World Water Forum in Brasilia, Brazil. The report titled, 'Nature-based Solutions for Water,' discusses the "opportunities to harness the natural processes that regulate various elements of the water cycle". It draws attention to the ways that adoption of nature-based solutions can contribute to the achievement of the SDGs. Read more

  • CSW 62 Side Event Highlights Synergies between Health and Gender

    20.03.2018 by Energy-L

    On the sidelines of CSW 62, participants considered ways to enhance integration, linkages and synergies between SDG targets 3.4 (noncommunicable diseases) and 5.6 (sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights). The meeting was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, the Permanent Mission of Zambia to the UN, WHO, UN Women, and UNAIDS.Read more

  • IPBES-6 Opens, Readies to Finalize Five Assessments

    20.03.2018 by Energy-L

    The sixth session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-6) opened in Medellín, Colombia, to negotiate the summaries for policy makers of four regional assessments and an assessment evaluating the state of land degradation. The assessments to be launched will be the first to use an expanded analytical lens to capture the relationships between nature and humans. Following IPBES custom, the Plenary session was preceded by a Stakeholder Day. Read more

  • Governments React to Outline of UNDS Reform Resolution

    20.03.2018 by Energy-L

    Co-facilitator Ib Petersen, Permanent Representative of Denmark, explained that the Funding Dialogue will commence once Member States agree on the current resolution, as its goal will be to operationalize the framework decided in this process. The EU said the UNDAFs should progressively replace the country programmes of UN entities, adding that the zero draft should mention that UN entities will streamline the outcome in their strategic plans and work to achieve results based on it. The nextRead more

  • IPCC 47 Establishes Task Groups on Organization of Future Work, Gender

    20.03.2018 by Energy-L

    The Panel decided that the task group on the organization of the IPCC’s future work in light of the GST will discuss how to organize the IPCC's work, considering scientific information needs of the GST and the UNFCCC more generally. The task group on gender will develop a framework of goals and actions to improve gender balance and address gender-related issues within the IPCC. On 13 March, the Government of France hosted a 30th anniversary celebration of the IPCC, which provided an overviewRead more

  • TEC, CTCN, GCF Seek Ways to Boost Tech Incubators and Accelerators for Climate Action

    20.03.2018 by Energy-L

    The in-session thematic dialogue on incubators and accelerators in developing countries, held during TEC 16, sought to identify ways to provide technological support and climate finance to developing country entrepreneurs. Participants noted that national strategies and plans, regulations and supporting policies provide the necessary conditions for an incubator to flourish, and that strategic financing can play a key role in unlocking further investment. Read more

  • Committee for Development Policy Recommends Graduation for Four LDCs, Suggests New Category

    20.03.2018 by Energy-L

    The Committee for Development Policy recommended Bhutan, Kiribati, São Tomé and Principle and the Solomon Islands for graduation from the LDC category. This review marks the largest number of countries that have ever been recommended at a single review. ECOSOC and the UNGA need to approve the recommendation. Read more

  • ConsenSys Wins UN Tech Challenge on Child Trafficking

    20.03.2018 by Energy-L

    The Blockchain for Social Impact team of ConsenSys won a UN contest that sought solutions to tackle child trafficking in Moldova using blockchain technology. This approach represents an opportunity to make progress on SDG target 16.9 on providing a legal identity for everyone by 2030. Read more

  • UNGA to Negotiate Resolution on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace

    20.03.2018 by Energy-L

    UNGA President Miroslav Lajcak appointed the permanent representatives of Lithuania and Bangladesh as co-facilitators for intergovernmental consultations on a draft resolution to be adopted by the UNGA during the High-level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace. The negotiations follow on the presentation of a report by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, detailing proposals for reforms to the UN peace and security architecture.Read more

  • ELD and ICRAF Hold Capacity Building Workshops on Re-greening Africa

    20.03.2018 by Energy-L

    The Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative and the World AgroForestry Centre (ICRAF) kicked-off capacity building workshops for eight African countries participating in the ‘Scaling Up Evergreen Africulture’ project. The workshops were held in Senegal, Mali, and Niger, in February 2018. Read more

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