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  • Deadline extended. UNIDO Call for proposals: Design modification of Salt Production Technology for using solid biofuels in Lao PDR

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    The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is implementing a Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded project entitled “Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emission in Industrial Sector through Pelletization Technology in Lao PDR” in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce and the Ministry of Science and Technology Lao PDR. The goal of the project is to promote the production and usage of industrial grade solid bio-fuel (pellets) for replacing coal and wood.

  • Call from XacBank: Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Monitoring Best Practices Site Visit and Knowledge Sharing

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    XacBank is a commercial bank founded in 2001 and headquartered in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. XacBank is an accredited entity of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). In one of their approved GCF funding proposals in 2017, the bank expanded Business Loan for GHG Emissions Reduction program, an on-lending program to lessen capital burdens for Mongolian micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises who are investing in energy efficiency or renewable energy technology. As part of the GCF approval, XacBank has prioritized improving internal monitoring and evaluation capacities.

  • 9th CTCN Advisory Board Meeting

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    Event
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    Monday, April 3, 2017 - Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Europe/Copenhagen
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    Germany

    The Climate Technology Centre and Network is accountable to the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the UNFCCC through the CTCN Advisory Board. The Advisory Board meets twice per year and provides direction on the CTCN’s fulfillment of the COP’s guidance.

    The Ninth Meeting of the Advisory Board took place at the UN Campus in Bonn (Germany) from 3-5 April, 2017.

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  • CTCN Secondment Programme: Deadline 29 May

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    As part of its Secondment Programme launched in 2015, the UNFCCC’s Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) recently welcomed Gaudensia Owino, a Research Scientist in the Environment Division of the Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI). Gaudensia is also a member of the Kenyan National Designated Entity (NDE) technical review team, which assesses requests to the CTCN for technical assistance. 

  • UNIDO call for proposals: Green technology deployment in industrial zones in Senegal

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    United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is looking for member of the CTCN Network that can provide services related to Green technology deployment in industrial zones in Senegal.

    Senegal benefits from a buoyant economy, nevertheless facing a number of challenges. In the country’s development plan - Plan Senegal Emergent (PSE) - a key component to address these issues is the development of integrated industrial zones. These shall attract foreign investment, bring new technologies and increase productivity and competitiveness.

  • The six "ins" of climate-smart agriculture: Inclusive institutions for information, innovation, investment, and insurance

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    This paper reviews the central role of institutions for climate-smart agriculture (CSA), focusing on the role of institutions in promoting inclusivity, providing information, enabling local level innovation, encouraging investment, and offering insurance to enable smallholders, women, and poor resource-dependent communities to adopt and benefit from CSA. We discuss the role of state, collective action, and market institutions at multiple levels, with particular attention to the importance of local-level institutions and institutional linkages across levels.

  • Disaster-resilient buildings

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    Technology
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    The primary objective of flood-proofing is to reduce or avoid the impacts of coastal flooding upon structures. This may include elevating structures above the floodplain, employing designs and building materials which make structures more resilient to flood damage and preventing floodwaters from entering structures in the flood zone, amongst other measures.

    The description of this technology originates from Linham and Nicholls (2010).

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  • Agriculture and climate change: Adaptation to climate change

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    Climate change will bring with it increased frequency of two types of natural disasters that affect agriculture and rural households: droughts and floods. It will also alter rainfall patterns, thereby changing farming practices, household behavior, and welfare. Households all over the world use a variety of formal and informal mechanisms to manage risk and cope with unexpected events that negatively affect incomes, assets, or well-being. These mechanisms include both preparation for and responses to natural disasters.