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HABITAT and Partners Launch Collaboration on Urban Resilience [viewed]

logo-wuf711 April 2014: The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and eight partners launched the Medellín Collaboration on Urban Resilience, to facilitate the flow of knowledge and financial resources to help cities become more resilient to systemic shocks and stresses, including from climate change, disasters caused by natural hazards, and socio-economic challenges resulting from rapid urbanization.

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IFAD Launches Multidimensional Poverty Assessment Tool [viewed]

IFAD2 April 2014: The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) announced the launch of its Multidimensional Poverty Assessment Tool (MPAT), which aims to strengthen the design, planning, monitoring and evaluation of projects for rural poverty reduction.

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UNFCCC Publishes Tool for Elaborating CDM's Sustainable Development Benefits [viewed]

UNFCCC2 April 2014: The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the UNFCCC has published a voluntary online tool for highlighting the sustainable development benefits of the CDM in a “structured, consistent, comparable and robust manner.” The aim is to enhance the transparency of CDM projects' sustainable development benefits.

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EC-Funded Survey Assesses Green Policy Implementation [viewed]

atlantic-future25 March 2014: The International Intelligence Unit of Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) launched a survey, the ‘Green Policy Poll,' to contribute to the Green Policy Index (GPI), as part of a collaborative research project on the Atlantic Basin funded by the EC, under the aegis of the Seventh Framework Programme.

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Workshop Highlights Value of Forests in India's Himalayan Region [viewed]

World Bank14 February 2014: The World Bank and Himachal Pradesh Department of Environment, Science and Technology have reported on the outcomes of a workshop on natural capital accounting in the Himalayas. The workshop focused on assessing the contribution of forests to India's economy, including valuing forest ecosystem services. 

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February 2014 Sustainable Energy Finance Update [viewed]

Sustainable Energy FinanceFebruary 2014: Throughout the month of February, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) undertook a number of activities and approved funding for sustainable energy projects in a range of countries, including: Pakistan, India, Nepal, Turkey, Ukraine, Poland, Croatia, Brazil, and in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region.

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Event: 2nd World Summit of Legislators [viewed]

The 2nd World Summit of Legislators is expected to be the world's largest conference of parliamentarians, with over 500 participants representing legislative assemblies from all over the world in attendance. Parliamentarians at the three-day summit, which will take place at the Mexican Congress, are expected to agree to and ratify a resolution on climate, natural capital and forest legislation. This meeting follows the first World Summit of Legislators, which convened from 15-17 June 2012, in the Tiradentes Palace, the original seat of the Brazilian Congress. Since this first meeting, the Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE) has established the GLOBE Climate Legislation Initiative (GCLI), the GLOBE Natural Capital Initiative (GNCI) and the GLOBE Forest Legislation Initiative (GFLI), all of which will report to the 2nd Summit, as well as provide national legislation examples put forward by GLOBE legislators. The GLOBE Natural Capital Initiative (GNCI) seeks to raise awareness on the benefits of ecosystem valuation and wealth accounting, in order to establish a political support-base for the introduction and long-term uptake of the natural capital approach. Twitter: #WSL2014.  

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Programme for Post-2015 Stakeholder Engagement Launched [viewed]

CIVICUS - Stakeholder ForumFebruary 2014: A two-year programme for multi-stakeholder engagement in the post-2015 development agenda and post-Rio+20 processes has been launched. 'Sustainable Development 2015' is being led in partnership by the Stakeholder Forum and CIVICUS, in collaboration with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and with financial support from the EU.

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2014 SEED Awards Open for Applications [viewed]

Seed Awards 147011 February 2014: The SEED Initiative, which sponsors start-up social and environmental entrepreneurs from emerging economies and developing countries, has opened nominations for its 2014 Awards.

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OWG Side Events Address Forests [viewed]

unece-unff-cpf3 February 2014: During the eighth and final stocktaking meeting of the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a number of side events were held to discuss forests and their relationship to sustainable development.

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