You are invited to join a live online chat with two climate change specialists on Wednesday, 9 February 2011, 15.00 Manila/ Beijing time to discuss key issues shaping the climate-induced migration debate. Please register for the online discussion 20 minutes before the event. The webchat panel will provide deeper insight into issues that will shape this important public policy challenge.
Robert Dobias, Head of ADB's Climate Change Program Coordination Unit, and François Gemenne, Research Fellow at the Paris-based Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), will answer your questions on climate change and migration.
Videos from the Philippine province of Albay discussing climate change, adaptation, and disaster management, featuring Albay governor Joey Salceda.
View video 1: Intro to Albay, Philippines and its DRR/CCA Initiative and Partnerships
View video 2: CCA, and Areas of Investment
International Law Programme launches a new session of its e-Courses on International Environmental Law - Registration Open!Posted on: 1 February 2011 - 1:44pm
To better respond to the increasing and numerous requests for innovative training in environmental law, UNITAR’s International Law Programme (ILP) opens a new series of its e-Courses on International Environmental Law (IEL) which are scheduled from 7 February to 3 April 2011.
All of us who are middle class or above in the U.S. and other industrialized nations spend money on many things we do not need. We could instead donate that money to organizations that will use it to make a huge difference in the lives of the world's poorest people—people who struggle to survive each day on less than we spend on a bottle of water. For decades, that is what I've been advocating we should do.
The FCPF offers a promising chance to the 37 participating REDD-plus countries undertaking an effort to address these two failures with newly emerging, cross-sectoral financial and governance approaches which have to go hand in hand and reinforce each other.
The Environmental Protection Agency is about to spend millions looking at how pollution and a crap environment leads to poverty and the general decline of quality of life in the U.S., The New York Times' Green blog reports. It's all part of the agency's commitment to better address environmental injustice.
Fighting poverty by promoting sustainable development and mitigating climate change is one of the priorities of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for 2011. With this is view, he is calling for a global revolution that would benefit some 1.6 billion people in developing countries still lacking access to electricity.