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African Climate Change Summit 2019

Women - 16. Oktober 2019 - 8:04
African Climate Change Summit 2019

Call for proposals for the Climate Change Summit – Africa, Accra – 16-17-18 October 2019!

Since the Climate urgency is more pressing than ever and that the States pledges are insufficient, it is absolutely necessary to raise ambition and accelerate the implementation of the Paris Agreement, by bringing together a large network of Subnational Governments and Non-State Actors and by anchoring the implementation of concrete climate actions at the local level. Local authorities, businesses, NGOs, trade unions, scientists, representatives from agricultural, youth, women and indigenous organisations, educators, citizens, you are invited to submit your initiatives to feed the work of the Climate Chance Summit Africa that will take place in October 2019.

We invite you to take part in this call for proposals if you are leading initiatives corresponding to one of the 9 themes:
Access to climate finance in Africa
Developing African cities in a sustainable way
Agriculture, food and reforestation in Africa
Renewable energy and energy efficiency in Africa
Mobility and sustainable transport in Africa
Adaptation and Water in Africa
Sustainable Building and Construction in Africa
Education and Training on Climate Change in Africa
Circular economy in Africa

The selected initiatives will be presented during the thematic workshops at the Climate Chance Summit – Africa taking place in Accra from the 16th to 18th October 2019 and/or will be published on the Cartography for action.

To contribute: Submit your initiatives by May 31st, 2019 ! access here 

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Financing the future of the Belt and Road in Africa

ODI - 20. September 2019 - 0:00
This event focuses on the future of Sino-African development relations, in particular the Belt and Road Initiative in the East African context.
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ODI - 12. September 2019 - 0:00
ODI events – often hosted at our London HQ and streamed to a global audience – bring together the world’s most influential thinkers to discuss the critical issues of our time.
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Accelerating economic transformation in Africa

ODI - 12. September 2019 - 0:00
This discussion explores the approaches and strategies to economic transformation in East Africa.
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IISD 2019: Asia-Pacific Climate Week (APCW)

Women - 2. September 2019 - 19:27
IISD 2019: Asia-Pacific Climate Week (APCW)

APCW is part of Regional Climate Weeks that are held annually in AfricaLatin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and Asia-Pacific. Regional Climate Weeks are organized by the Nairobi Framework Partnership (NFP), which supports developing countries in preparing and implementing their NDCs. The events’ global partners are the UNFCCC, Word Bank, UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Environment Programme (UNEP), UNEP Partnership with the Technical University of Denmark (UNEP-DTU Partnership), Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) and International Emissions Trading Association (IETA). Regional partners include the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Africa, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in LAC and Asian Development Bank (ADB) and UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Asia-Pacific”.

Dates: 2-6 September 2019
Location: Bangkok (Krung Thep), Thailand

Access the schedule here.

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Join Us at Our Digitalisation and Sustainability – Requirements and Opportunities Event on 10 October 2019 in Wuppertal

SCP-Centre - 21. August 2019 - 17:22

How will climate change, digitalisation, blockchain and new work concepts affect your company? Can you implement digitalisation and sustainability in your company activities? Our event Digitalisation and Sustainability – Requirements and Opportunities will answer these questions with practical examples, interactive workshop formats along with ideas for the future of your organisation.

In the one-day event, we will show you the potential of the two topics – sustainability and digitalisation, with practical examples. Through keynote speeches, workshops and discussions we will highlight opportunities and challenges, while helping you come up with concrete ideas on how your company can benefit from these megatrends. We will also address questions on what large and small companies can learn from each other with insights from our R2Pi Project.

The following topics will be covered in the event :

  • Best practices of digital and sustainable business models
  • How can digitalisation promote transparency and sustainability in value chains?
  • How does digitalisation enable circular economy products and services?
  • How will the future of work look like and how can we prepare for it today?
  • How does digitalisation promote resource efficiency, energy efficiency and climate change mitigation?
  • How do sustainable digital responsibility and new management models in companies look like?
  • What are the funding opportunities for innovative digital sustainability activities?

Workshop: Digitalisation & Sustainability – Requirements and Opportunities
Date: 10 October 2019
Time: 10:30 to 17:00
Location: VillaMedia Gastronomie GmbH, Viehhofstrasse 125, 42117 Wuppertal

This event is organised by the Competence Centre eStandards (Mittelstand 4.0 Kompetenzzentrum eStandards)and is primarily tailored towards decision-makers in SMEs. The event will be conducted in German.

Click here to register for the event.

Registrations are open until 02.10.2019

For further information contact Patrik Eisenhauer


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Humanitarian Policy Group Annual Report 2018–2019

ODI - 21. August 2019 - 0:00
This Annual Report outlines our focus on key aspects of the international humanitarian system for 2018–19.
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Three ways humanitarians can support the Rohingya in Bangladesh, two years on

ODI - 21. August 2019 - 0:00
Humanitarian organisations should help the Rohingya in Cox's Bazar by ensuring realistic outcomes, supporting livelihoods and acknowledging their identity
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Tuesday’s Daily Brief: water quality crisis, Yemen and Libya updates, Venezuelan children appeal, ocean protection 

UN #SDG News - 20. August 2019 - 23:15
This Tuesday, we cover: new report on water quality worldwide; Yemen envoy briefs the Security Council on Aden; intensifying clashes in southern Libya; UNICEF appeals for increased aid for Venezuela youngsters; and UN negotiations continue over a new ocean protection agreement.  
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‘Invisible’ crisis of water quality threatens human and environmental well-being: World Bank report

UN ECOSOC - 20. August 2019 - 22:00
Deteriorating water quality worldwide is slashing the economic potential of heavily polluted areas, according to a new World Bank report, released on Tuesday. It also warns that the “invisible crisis of water quality” is threatening human and environmental well-being.
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Negotiating legally-binding agreement to provide future generations with a ‘healthy, resilient and productive ocean’

UN #SDG News - 20. August 2019 - 19:52
While the world’s oceans contain some 200,000 identified living species, the actual numbers could reach the millions ­­– all exposed to the dangers of climate change, pollution and over-exploitation. To stem these threats, the United Nations is meeting to negotiate a treaty that would protect three-quarters of the earth’s surface by 2030.
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Blockchain technology: New solutions for sustainable development

GIZ Germany - 20. August 2019 - 17:27
: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 HH:mm:ss
This new way of storing data could prove highly beneficial to international cooperation. The Blockchain Lab pursues practical applications.
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Learning in nature, green building and sustainable action

GIZ Germany - 20. August 2019 - 17:27
: Wed, 07 Aug 2019 HH:mm:ss
Green building – GIZ’s Campus Kottenforst in Bonn wins award for its sustainable construction methods.
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Searching for Mexico’s disappeared

GIZ Germany - 20. August 2019 - 17:27
: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 HH:mm:ss
Mexico is in the midst of a security and justice crisis, with thousands of people forcibly disappeared and many others seemingly immune from prosecution, even for the most serious crimes. International partners are supporting efforts to find and identify victims.
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Rwanda: into the future with modern training and job placement

GIZ Germany - 20. August 2019 - 17:27
: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 HH:mm:ss
Rwanda wants to create a diverse and modern economy. Targeted support for companies and practical training are creating new and better jobs.
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Voting advice application and public procurement platforms create digital transparency

GIZ Germany - 20. August 2019 - 17:27
: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 HH:mm:ss
Ukraine’s upcoming parliamentary elections will see the country using a digital voting advice application for the first time. In addition, a modern public procurement system is providing transparency.
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Training in Central America using technology from Chemnitz

GIZ Germany - 20. August 2019 - 17:27
: Mon, 08 Jul 2019 HH:mm:ss
In countries such as Costa Rica and El Salvador, well-thought out business initiatives by the private sector are helping young people to identify career prospects in their own country.
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Global action for climate change mitigation

GIZ Germany - 20. August 2019 - 17:27
: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 HH:mm:ss
Annual report 2018: GIZ’s business volume up 17 per cent - A third of the company’s work relates to the climate
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Turkey: schools and sports are forging bonds between Syrians and local people

GIZ Germany - 20. August 2019 - 17:27
: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 HH:mm:ss
World Refugee Day: The Syrian and Turkish youth are getting to know each other better in host regions in Turkey thanks to joint school and recreational activities.
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Uganda: Equality before the law – and in practice

GIZ Germany - 20. August 2019 - 17:27
: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 HH:mm:ss
‘Addressing inequalities’ is the motto of this year’s European Development Days in Brussels. This approach has many facets, as a project for sexual minorities in Uganda shows.
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