TRICHY, KOVAI TO GET TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL AID UNDER NAMA PROJECT

Trichy, Kovai to get technical and financial aid under NAMA project TRICHY: Appreciating the measures taken by Trichy corporation on solid waste management (SWM), a joint initiative of several European bodies involved in climate change action and the ministry of housing and urban affairs (MoHUA) has selected the city for receiving technical and financial support under the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) project. The urban local body (ULB) has submitted its proposals to establish a pyrolysis plant and biomining project…

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TIRUCHI AMONG FIVE CITIES CHOSEN FOR NAMA PROJECT

Tiruchi among five cities chosen for NAMA project Workers processing micro compost at a yard in Tiruchi .   | Photo Credit: B_VELANKANNI RAJ Selected based on its performance on solid waste management Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has chosen five cities in the country including Tiruchi and Coimbatore for undertaking a waste management project funded by three European countries and European Commission for funding climate change project. Bengaluru, Varanasi and Goa are the other cities chosen for…

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MARITIUS: GREENHOUSE – TOWARDS ELABORATION OF A MITIGATION STRATEGY AND ACTION PLAN

Mauritius: Greenhouse – Towards Elaboration of a Mitigation Strategy and Action Plan press release The Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) for Low Carbon Island Development Strategy for Mauritius will assist in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions in a more integrated and sustainable way towards achieving the target of reducing the emissions by 30 % by 2030. The Minister of Social Security, National Solidarity, and Environment and Sustainable Development, Mr Etienne Sinatambou, made this statement today at Westin Turtle Bay Resort &…

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NAMA UPDATE: WHAT ARE SUCCESS FACTORS OF THE FINANCIAL MECHANISMS ATTACHED TO NAMAS?

NAMA Update: What are Success Factors of the Financial Mechanisms Attached to NAMAs? 5 April 2018: This Update focuses on individual nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) by developing countries and related support, events and activities for the months of February and March 2018. During this period, Guatemala, Honduras, Viet Nam and Dominican Republic entered NAMAs seeking external support in the UNFCCC Registry, and the NAMA Facility reported submissions of 76 ideas for NAMA Support Project Outlines as its 5th Call…

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FUND TO HELP PUSH FOR CLEANER FRIDGES

Fund to help push for cleaner fridges 2 Apr 2018 at 06:32 NEWSPAPER SECTION: NEWS | WRITER: JAN-DAVID FRANKE The German, British and Thai governments have joined forces to make refrigerators and air-conditioners more environmentally friendly. A 320-million-baht climate fund has been set up in which the British and German governments will contribute. It is called the Refrigerator and Air Coolant Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (RAC-NAMA). The four-year programme will be managed by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat)…

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NAMA UPDATE: NAMA FACILITY LAUNCHES FIFTH CALL, FUTURE FOR NAMAS EXPLORED AT COP 23

NAMA Update: NAMA Facility Launches Fifth Call, Future for NAMAs Explored at COP 23 9 December 2017: This Update focuses on individual nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) by developing countries and related support, events and activities for the month of November 2017. During this period, the NAMA Facility launched its fifth call for proposals. A number of side events at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn (COP 23) and the Mitigation Momentum’s annual NAMA status report drew attention to…

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WGBC pushes for more green buildings

WGBC pushes for more green buildings The London, United Kingdom-based World Green Building Council (WGBC) said the welfare of the people must and should be the top agenda of developing and maintaining a building. Tai Lee Siang, chairman of the WGBC, emphasized this point in the recently concluded ”Collectively Shaping our Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action for the Building Sector conference in Makati City. In our bottom-up approach, we believe that the well-being should at the heart of your building,” Tai…

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COP23 COP OUT: THE EU LEADERS FORGO THE CHANCE TO TAKE MEANINGFUL CLIMATE ACTION

Was COP23 a success from the EU point of view? In a word, no (Source: Getty) Last week, a conference known as the Conference of the Parties 23 (COP23) drew to a close in Bonn, Germany. COP23 was the latest UN conference debating how best to deal with the challenges posed by climate change, bringing together thousands of delegates from all around the world. So was this colossal meeting of minds a success from the EU point of view? In…

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GHANA HOLDS PRE-COP23 FESTIVAL IN ACCRA

Ghana holds Pre-COP23 festival in Accra By Lydia Asamoah, GNA, Accra, Oct. 25, GNA – As part of Ghana’s preparation towards the Conference of Parties (COP 23) of the United Nations to be hosted in Bonn, Germany, a Pre-COP Climate Festival has been held in Accra to sensitise the public on climate change risks. These include the impact on growth and development, potential of conflicts, poverty, migration, disease and suffering. COP 23, scheduled for November 6th to 17th, would be…

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DEFORESTATION DROPS FOR FIRST TIME IN THREE YEARS IN BRAZIL’S AMAZON

Deforestation drops for first time in three years in Brazil’s Amazon A man carries a chainsaw as he walks in a forest near the municipality of Itaituba, Brazil August 7, 2017. Picture taken August 7, 2017. REUTERS/Nacho Doce By Jake Spring, Reuters Oct 17, 2017 at 9:00 pm  BRASILIA — Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon fell 16 percent in the year to July 2017 compared to the same period a year prior, the first decline in three years, the country’s environment…

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WORKSHOPS BUILD CAPACITY ON CLIMATE INFORMATION SERVICES IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC, ACCELERATE TECH TRANSFER

Workshops Build Capacity on Climate Information Services in Asia and the Pacific, Accelerate Tech Transfer     The Australian Aid-funded Climate and Oceans Support Programme for the Pacific project conducted specialized training for Pacific climate officers on the use of the Seasonal Climate Outlooks in Pacific Islands Countries tool. USAID, on behalf of the Climate Services for Resilient Development, and CIMMYT, together with South Asian CSRD partners, conducted a three-day workshop on how to improve climate and agricultural extension advisory…

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A PERSPECTIVE FROM SAMOA: WHILE WE MIGHT BE SMALL ISLANDS, WE ARE LARGE OCEAN STATES

A perspective from Samoa: While we might be small islands, we are large ocean states 05 September 2017 POLYNESIAN LEADERS: Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi during the Polynesian Leaders Meeting yesterday Ulu Bismarck Crawley  C.E.O of M.N.R.E. Address at pre-Forum Media Workshop I have been invited today to speak on “Implementing Paris Agreement and Raising the Pacific Voice at COP 23.” The Paris Agreement builds upon the United Nations Framework Convention and – for the first time – brings all…

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SRI LANKAN ENERGY SECTOR NAMA RECEIVEES GEF SUPPORT, UGANDA DEVELOPS NAMA ON CLIMATE-SMART DAIRY VALUE CHAINS

Sri Lankan Energy Sector NAMA Receives GEF Support, Uganda Develops NAMA on Climate-Smart Dairy Value Chains   An energy NAMA submitted by Sri Lanka in July 2017 secured support from the GEF, with a total of US$1.8 million going towards developing a “robust, transparent and functional NAMA framework targeting energy generation and end use sectors”. The UNDP announced a NAMA on climate-smart dairy livestock value chains in Uganda, developed with the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries. A…

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EPA HOLDS TRAINING ON ESTIMATING MITIGATION OUTCOMES OF GREENHOUSE GAS

EPA Holds Training on Estimating Mitigation Outcomes of Greenhouse Gas   Monrovia – The environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting a two day capacity Building Workshop on standardized Baseline: opportunities to experience simplified tools for measuring reporting and verification (MRV).The standardized baseline (SB) were introduced in 2010 to simplify the determination of baseline for estimating mitigation outcomes in terms of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reduction in clean development mechanism (CDM) project activities and programmes of activities (PoA), with the aim…

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GUYANA’S MODEL GREEN TOWN REFLECTS AMBITIOUS NATIONAL PLAN

Guyana’s Model Green Town Reflects Ambitious National Plan Caribbean360August 4, 2017 The light-emitting diode (LED) is one of today’s most energy-efficient and rapidly-developing lighting technologies. Under the Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) project, the community of Bartica is set to benefit from the installation of energy efficient as well as LED street lighting. (Photo Credit: Desmond Brown/IPS)   BARTICA, Guyana, Friday August 4, 2017 (IPS) – At the head of Guyana’s Essequibo River, 50 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean,…

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