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The Agenda for EWS workshop Liberia
News Article, summary of Planning Meeting discussions.
Local communities living in three different agro-ecological regions of Turkmenistan of Karakum (desert), Nohur (mountain) and Sakarchaga (Mary province oasis) have recently got together to learn new knowledge and experience relating to climate change adaptation measures and discuss increasing climate change impact on water resources available to their agricultural and horticultural activities. A series of workshops focusing on this topic were held in each of the above regions from 21 June to 17 July 2013 with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
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.
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.
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.
Jamaica Information Services
3 October 2012
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.
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.