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Market Mechanisms and INDCs: Asia Pacific Regional Workshop

Market Mechanisms and INDCs: Asia Pacific Regional Workshop

Edited version Asia Pacific Regional Workshop on Integrating Market Mechanisms to the Implementation of INDCs The UNFCCC secretariat’s Regional Collaboration Centre (RCC) for Asia-Pacific Region (RCC Bangkok) organized the Asia Pacific Regional Workshop on Integrating Market Mechanisms to the Implementation of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) on 15 February 2016. […]

Women sell mango and sweet potato jam at the food processing shop in Bantantinnting, Senegal. They produced the jam with a Multifunctional Platform Project (MFP) introduced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), helping women and girls to no longer spend several hours a day gathering firewood or collecting water. Photo courtesy of the United Nations Photo Gallery

Empowering Women to Mitigate Climate Change

IUCN Global Gender Office Analysis Governments, institutions and agencies are increasingly considering ways in which women and gender considerations can be better integrated into climate action planning. The Paris Climate Change Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals agreed last year are accelerating this positive trend. For example, women around […]

The NAMA Facility Funds Ambitious Projects on 3 Continents

The NAMA Facility Funds Ambitious Projects on 3 Continents

  The NAMA facility selected climate change mitigation projects in China, Kenya and Colombia to receive support. During a side-event on COP21 in Paris the NAMA Facility announced to support a transport project in Kenya, a project on integrated waste management in China and a project in Colombia aiming at […]

Green Climate Fund Approves First Projects

Green Climate Fund Approves First Projects

International support for climate action in developing countries reaches new heights with the Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) first wave of approved projects. This initial funding will allocate 168 million USD towards eight specific mitigation and adaptation efforts in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. The approved programmes range from early warning […]

Bhutan government takes another intelligent step to promoting public transport in Thimphu

Bhutan government takes another intelligent step to promoting public transport in Thimphu

A uniquely Bhutanese bus stop was officially launched in Thimphu on 14 December 2015 as the latest effort to improve the mass transit system in the capital and encourage commuters to take public buses rather than drive cars. An e-ticketing system pilot for the buses was introduced in September has […]

Sri Lanka adopts electric vehicles in its public transportation

Sri Lanka adopts electric vehicles in its public transportation

Edited version Sustainable transport in Sri Lanka through an electric bus rapid transit system The transport sector in Sri Lanka plays a crucial role in its economic and social development, contributing up to 14 per cent of its GDP. Sri Lanka depends heavily on its public transportation system with buses […]