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The NDC Spotlight Series

A central element for implementing the Paris Agreement are the nationally determined contributions (NDCs) of each Party.  NDCs are national climate plans which highlight climate actions, including climate related targets, policies and measures governments aims to implement in response to climate change and as a contribution to global climate action. […]

UN Environment – UNFCCC Workshop on Mitigation in the Building Sector

UN Environment – UNFCCC Workshop on Mitigation in the Building Sector

A recent joint UN Environment and UNFCCC two-day workshop was held in Bonn which focused upon mitigation in the building sector. The workshop ran from 31 July 2017 – 01 August 2017 and was attended by professionals from varying organisations, a full list of all participants can be seen here. […]

UNFCCC-CASTT: Climate Action and Support Transparency Training

UNFCCC-CASTT: Climate Action and Support Transparency Training

On 26 June, 30 participants from different corners of the world gathered in a classroom in Seoul. After having been selected from a pool of 210 applicants from 72 countries, this group was about to embark on the first day of a professional training programme on greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories. […]

Renewable Energy a Step Closer for Solomon Islands as World Bank Group Approves Support to Tina River Hydro

Renewable Energy a Step Closer for Solomon Islands as World Bank Group Approves Support to Tina River Hydro

The World Bank approved US$33.6 million in funding for the Tina River Hydropower project in the Solomon Islands. With electricity costs in the Solomon Islands being among the highest in the world, the project aims to reduce this cost and end the country’s near-total reliance on diesel fuel for power.

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Pathways to a Low Emission, Sustainable Urban Africa

A Regional Technical Expert Meeting on Mitigation was held in June at the African Carbon Forum. The meeting set out a number of key pathways to transform African cities towards a low emission and sustainable urban future. The expert meetings are a part of the technical examination process under the UN […]

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The Dominican Republic Aims to Reduce Emissions Through Coffee NAMA

The Dominican Republic aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the coffee cultivation through implementation of Low Carbon Coffee NAMA. A NAMA, or Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action, refers to any action that reduces emissions in developing countries. These can be policies directed at transformational change within an economic sector, […]