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  1. EU supports Haiti to integrate environment and climate change considerations in urban development

    Managing the growth of cities in Haiti is necessary to improve the country’s resilience to external shocks. To this end, the URBAYITI programme promotes Haiti’s economic, social and environmental development by strengthening the institutional framework for urban planning. The European Union...
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  2. Green Development News #11

    The new edition of our quarterly newsletter is now out, in English and French, and with a focus in this edition on climate change and sustainable energy policy and programmes. The newsletter is produced by DG International Cooperation and Development's units for Sustainable Energy & Climate...
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  3. New case studies on shock responsive social protection from Latin America and Caribbean WFP work

    Dear Community Members, We have recently uploaded two new case studies from our work with WFP on Shock Responsive Social Protection in Latin America and the Caribbean! Please find the project page here and links to the new case studies: El Salvador here Dominica here Prior case studies include...
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  4. New global action programme for SIDS countries addresses nutrition and climate change challenges

    A new United Nations global action programme launched today at FAO seeks to address pressing challenges related to food security, nutrition and the impacts of climate change facing the world's Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The initiative was developed jointly by FAO, the United Nations...
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  5. SIDS - A Blue Urban Agenda: Adapting to Climate Change in the Coastal Cities of Caribbean and Pacific Small Island Developing States

    Dear all, Those following the Ocean conference currently taking place in New York and of great relevance to our Small Island Developing States (SIDS) partners, you might also be interested by this publication from the Inter-America Development Bank : A Blue Urban Agenda: Adapting to Climate Change...
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  6. Protecting What Protects Us: A Network of Conservation Areas in the Amazon

    Nairobi, 21 October 2016: It is the largest tropical forest in the world, a land of myths and magic. The Amazon provides ecological services not only to the 33 million people who live there, but to the rest of the planet. This vast region suffers the effects of pollution and climate change. Despite...
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  7. UN Environment at EUROCLIMA seminar in Costa Rica

    21-23 September 2016 - Two events of the EU’s climate change cooperation with Latin America took place in San José, Costa Rica. The EUROCLIMA+ Seminar prepared the upcoming cooperation programme between the two continents to meet the challenges of climate change and environmental sustainability...
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  8. Latin America and Caribbean Nations Pledge Coordinated Action on Climate Change, Air Quality and Chemicals Safety

    Cartagena de Indias, 31 March 2016 – Latin American and Caribbean Ministers of Environment committed on Thursday to accelerate collective action on a set of priorities ranging from climate change and air quality to safe management of chemicals, ahead of the second UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-2),...
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  9. Latin American Environment Ministers Meet to Fast-Track Action on Climate Change, Deforestation, Air Pollution

    Gearing up for the 2nd UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-2), ministers to define regional approaches to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change. Cartagena de Indias, 30 March 2016 - Ministers of Environment and representatives of 33 countries of...
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  10. Energy Transformation Is Jamaica's Key to Inclusive Green Economy, UNEP Says

    Kingston, 22 March 2016 - 90 per cent of Jamaica's energy currently comes from imported petroleum, leaving the country vulnerable to external shocks. Improving energy efficiency and increasing the supply of renewable energy are vital to greening Jamaica's economy and making it more resilient,...
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