25 July 2014, Geneva, Switzerland - UNITAR, through the Capacity Development for Climate Change (C3D+) project, strengthens capacities of Non-Annex I countries and institutions to address climate change through nationally appropriate measures and planning strategies. Cristina Rekakavas, C3D+ coordinator, writes about how C3D+ partner ENDA-Energie is helping countries to use traditional knowledge to address climate change.
18 July 2014, Geneva, Switzerland - The UN CC:Learn programme has launched a new and dynamic platform to showcase good learning practices in the area of climate change. The platform aim to inspire climate change education and training activities around the world, and to identify concrete recommendations for effective learning action. Read More
01 July, 2014, Geneva, Switzerland – The UN CC:Learn Secretariat, provided by UNITAR, has launched two Resource Guides for those interested in gaining a more advanced understanding of the science of climate change. The two guides, which were developed with technical advice from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), provide a tour of the best and most relevant resources on climate change science, mostly drawn from within the UN System.
07 July 2014, Beijing, China – A National Forum for SAICM Implementation in China was held in Beijing on 12 June 2014, with the participation of UNITAR. Under the framework of a national project for the implementation of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), the Forum consisted of a review of progress made to date for the project.
10 July 2014, Curitiba, Brazil – The promotion of culture, creativity, tourism and education can attract investment and provide a favorable environment for retaining talent. Cities have an important role to play in building a “Creative Economy” that contributes to socio-economic development. UNITAR’s training Centre in Brazil together with the Municipal Foundation of Culture of Campo Mourao hosted the Municipal Forum of Culture aiming to promote the community's cultural activities.
A free-of-charge online tutorial on the process leading to the Third World Conference on DRR will help countries design and adopt the new Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in March 2015 in Sendai (Japan) The tutorial is structured in 4 modules, covering the following topics:
1. DRR Essentials;
2. Past agreements and the Hyogo Framework for Action;
3. DRR, development and climate change;
4. How to prepare your delegation to the World Conference.
The overall goal of this initiative is to support the process leading to the World Conference in Sendai and facilitate the adoption of the new DRR framework for action.
Barcelona, 20 June 2014 – Mayors and representatives of cities from around the world, European institutions and international organizations unanimously endorsed the Call of Barcelona, demanding greater decision-making power and more resources for local authorities in managing human mobility.