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CTCN Receives Requests for Support from Six Countries [viewed]

ctcn2 June 2014: The UN's Climate Technology Center and Network (CTCN) has received eight requests for technology assistance from Afghanistan, Bhutan, Chile, Colombia, Honduras and Pakistan. Countries requested CTCN support for climate actions related to: renewable energy policies; public transportation; biodiversity monitoring; and coastal protection through saving mangrove forests.

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GESMAP Updates Ballast Water Methodology [viewed]

15 April 2014: The Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESMAP) Ballast Water Working Group has updated its Methodology for conducting its work and gathering information. The 66th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) endorsed the revised Methodology (BWM.2/Circ.13.Rev.1) and agreed it should be applied to all submissions for Basic Approval of Ballast Water Management (BWM) systems.

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World Water Day Highlights Connections between Water and Energy [viewed]

unido-water22 March 2014: Global commemoration of World Water Day (WWD) 2014, convened by UN-Water and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), addressed the theme 'Water and Energy.' Celebrations included the presentation of the ‘Water for Life' UN-Water Best Practices Award and the launch of the World Water Development Report (WWDR) 2014 on water and energy.

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Women's World Summit Foundation Prize Goes to Community Trainer for Work in Moroccan Rangelands [viewed]

gef-unido-ifad-wwsfMarch 2014: The Women's World Summit Foundation (WWSF) has awarded a 2013 Prize for Women's Creativity in Rural Life to Aziza Jebbari for her efforts to increase the incomes and improve the living conditions of poor herders in rural Morocco as part of a project co-financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Global Environment Facility (GEF), and the Moroccan Government, and implemented by UNIDO.

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UNIDO, GEF, UNEP and FAO Publications Assess Biofuels Sustainability [viewed]

unido-unep-gef-fao12 March 2014: The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has announced the release of two publications that investigate the social, environmental and economic sustainability of biofuels production, with the aim of promoting investment in increased biofuels production.

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On International Women's Day, UN Entities Emphasize Equality for All [viewed]

international-women-day-20148 March 2014: The world celebrated International Women's Day in 2014 under the theme, 'Equality for women is progress for all.' To mark the occasion, several organizations and individuals underscored the role of women's empowerment in sustainable development, including UN General Assembly (UNGA) President John Ashe, who also emphasized women's roles in eradicating poverty.

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Partnership for Action on a Green Economy Holds Inaugural Meeting [viewed]

page-greeneconomy5 March 2014: The inaugural meeting of the UN-led Partnership for Action on a Green Economy (PAGE) explored national pathways and policies for the green economy, and provide guidance to governments on achieving a green economy transition. Over 30 ministers and high-level officials from more than two dozen countries met with UN officials, international experts, representatives from the business community and civil society.

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Event: World Water Day [viewed]

World Water Day 2014 takes place on March 22, with events in 2014 focusing on the theme of "Water and Energy". The events this year are coordinated by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and UN University (UNU). Events celebrating World Water Day will take place across the globe, including in Sri Lanka, the US, the Philippines, Benin, Poland and Tunisia among many others, and are expected to engage stakeholders, government officials, non governmental organizations (NGOs), international organizations and youth on issues related to water and energy.  

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Event: Official World Water Day Celebration: The Water-Energy Nexus [viewed]

UN-Water will host an event co-organized by UN University (UNU) and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) on 'The Water-Energy Nexus' serving as the official UN celebration of World Water Day, which is celebrated on 22 March. The meeting will include a journalists workshop, an Asia Pacific Regional Symposium, remarks by high-level officials, presentation of the Water for Life Awards, launch of the World Water Development Report (WWDR) on the theme water and energy, a high-level policy panel on addressing the water-energy nexus within the context of the post-2015 development agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an expert dialogue between research and industry, and the announcement of the Stockholm Water Prize by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).  

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UNIDO, ICSHP Launch Small Hydropower Knowledge Sharing Portal [viewed]

unido-icshp13 February 2014: The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the International Centre on Small Hydro Power (ICSHP) have launched an online knowledge exchange and database of small hydropower best practices and projects around the world.

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