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Namibia wins Momentum for Change Award at COP18 in Doha

Namibia won the Momentum for Change Award, along with eight other developing nations, at the 18th UN Climate Change Conference (COP18) in Doha, Qatar.  Namibia was given the award for implementing the project, "Holistic approaches to community adaptation to climate change", which uses six local interlinked climate change coping strategies.  The strategies are implemented in several local communities in the five northern regions of Namibia.

Solar-powered pumps bring water into rural homes in Cambodia

UNDP Cambodia Press Room
Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Kratie – Clean water is a commodity often hard to come by for Cambodians living in the countryside. For the most part, running water is simply unheard of.

That is beginning to change now for many villagers in Kratie province, about 315 kilometers northeast of the capital Phnom Penh. Pumping systems powered by solar energy channel clean water straight into people’s homes that are not even connected to the main power grid.

Coastal Communities in Bangladesh 'Rising from Barren Lands'

Star Weekend

Special Feature

Volume 11 | Issue 41 | October 19, 2012

Coastal communities are hardest hit when natural disasters such as cyclones and floods visit Bangladesh's shores. An innovative pilot project is in its final six months of working to create alternative livelihoods for landless people and protecting the environment from future natural catastrophes. the Star's SORAYA AUER visited the initiative, which recently won an international award, in the coastal district of Barguna.

Pickersgill Lauds Success of Community-Based Climate Change Project

Jamaica Information Services

3 October 2012

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Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, has lauded the Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) to Climate Change Project in Jamaica for the positive impact it has had on some vulnerable communities.

Rural Community in Jamaica wins Global Eco Award!

Story’s blurb: Situated across the hilly interiors of northeast St. Catherine in Jamaica, lies the rural community of Glengoffe, which comprises fourteen (14) smaller sub-communities consisting of approximately 5,000 people. This community is known for its spirit of self-reliance and resilience, as well as for its Climate Change Adaptation Project, which was the winner of the global UN Volunteers Award for Volunteering Matters for Sustainable Development 2012, in a competition organized as a lead up to the Rio 2012 Sustainable Development Conference.

Sierra Leone: UNDP Ends Workshop On Climate Change Adaptation

By Patrick J. Kamara, 17 September 2012

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United Nations Development Programme UNDP in partnership with the Global Environment Facility GEF and the Government of Sierra Leone has ended the second phase of the project inception workshop on early warning on climate change adaption in the country.

Agriculture Ministry Launches Agriculture Adaptation Project


Liberia: Agriculture Ministry Launches Agriculture Adaptation Project

5 September 2012

CBA Namibia - CES - "Bountiful harvest can lead to ripple effect" UNV article (Sept. 2010)


Bountiful harvest can lead to ripple effect. 

09 September 2010

CBA Videos featured at COP17 Development & Climate Days (2011)

CBA videos featured at COP16 Film Festival

December 2010

CBA Samoa - Fasitootai - 100 Volunteers mangrove planting news article (Dec. 2010)

On 4th December, 2010, in marking the International Volunteer Day (IVD), over 100 local and international volunteers joined hands in cleaning up and planting mangroves in Fasitootai, northwest of the Samoa’s Upolu Island.