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[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 14:56
International Women’s Day is a global celebration of female strength and achievement which also provides the perfect moment to rally for equal rights across the world. And, if you’re in any doubt as to whether we still need such an occasion, it might be worth contemplating a few choice facts. We live on a planet in which women perform 66 per cent of the world’s work and produce 50 per cent of its... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 14:09
UN-Habitat Pakistan in coordination with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) last month organized a two day "National Conference on Learning from Disasters". The main aim of the conference in Islamabad was to bring together government officials, line departments, United Nations agencies, International NGOs, the civil society and other participants who were involved in humanitarian... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 09:41
Over 300 young people from across Zambia and four climate ambassadors from Denmark assembled at Lusaka's Barn Motel for the Zambian Children's Climate Change Conference III (ZCCC3). This is the first time that there has been international participation since inception of the ZCCC in 2010. The youth conference provided an opportunity for young delegates to brainstorm on various approaches that can... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 09:23
Less than two years after it led the development and implementation of the joint AU-ECA-AfDB Climate Information for Development in Africa (ClimDev Africa) Programme, ECA went on to establish the African Climate Policy Centre to enhance the capacity of member States to address the serious and urgent challenges posed by climate change. Since then, it has in collaboration with the AUC, UNEP and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 08:45
The developing world has, for the first time, outstripped richer economies in providing new investment in the  renewable energy sector, according to a report. And research and development (R&D) funding from government sources, at US$5 billion in 2010, for the first time overtook corporate R&D investment, according to 'Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2011', published by the UN... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 08:54
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will co-organize a special workshop on disaster risk management on March 17th during the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to be held March 15th – 19th in Montevideo, Uruguay. Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, March 5, 2012 - 08:51
All the cities involved in CARE-North have developed and implemented lighthouse projects, which has allowed for an analysis of the drivers and barriers to their potential replication in cities across Europe. The final CARE-North conference will present the outcomes of the project and discuss comprehensive and practical approaches. International experts will link the topic to the EU perspective,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, March 2, 2012 - 09:28
A new European project called Central MeetBike will help to improve conditions for cycling by promoting the exchange of experiences and launching a new education programme. Until recently, the bike in the Czech Republic was perceived primarily as a piece of sports equipment and a means of relaxation and leisure. Although Czech cities have different conditions regarding friendliness to cycling,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 20:11
A major post-conflict home reconstruction and repair project in Sri Lanka marked its first anniversary this month with the announcement that to date 3,000 internally displaced families have so far been assisted. This major milestone in the Support to conflict-affected people through housing project was due largely thanks to the support of the European Union in partnership with the Australian... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 14:57
The collective attention of conservationists was last month directed towards Gigiri, Nairobi, where the United Nations Environmental Programme’s (Unep) global ministerial environmental forum debated ways to make the world as “green” as possible. Before this, Unep had already declared 2012 the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All. But while the world’s attention is fixed on these lofty... Read more