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    ICAT community meeting sept '22

    The future of climate action transparency

    Meeting recognized how "transparency can make a critical contribution to move global climate change efforts forward and push them to the level needed to avoid the disaster we are at risk of facing"

    September 26th, 2022

    SG delivers remarks at the closing ceremony of COP21. photo credit_UN Photo_Mark Garten

    Supporting Preparedness for Article 6 Cooperation

    The new SPAR6C project will enhance participation in Paris Agreement carbon markets and share experiences on Article 6 globally.

    September 23rd, 2022

    Transparency community calls for adaptation

    Stepping up monitoring and evaluation of climate change adaptation efforts is needed say participants at ICAT transparency meeting

    September 20th, 2022

    Cambodia KjuonGo charcoal project visit

    Sustainable charcoal saves rainforests

    The KjuonGo sustainable charcoal reduces deforestation, while supporting local communities with extra income and adaptation to climate change

    September 15th, 2022

    UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre At A Glance


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    Experience from preparing gender responsive TNAs

    This briefing note presents and discusses key trends and insights regarding efforts to mainstream gender in the Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) process and the role that climate technologies can play in ensuring gender-responsive climate action. Reflecting on the gender considerations included in reports from the first countries conducting TNAs since the publication of the "Guidance for a gender-responsive Technology Needs Assessment" in 2018, we will conclude with some lessons learnt from TNAs, so that climate technology planning and actions are strengthened and gender-responsive.

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    Emissions Gap report 2021

    It is very promising that an increasing number of countries are pledging net-zero emissions by around mid-century. By now, more than 50% of global GHG emissions are covered by such pledges. But these pledges are in many cases not reflected in in near-term plans and action. That has to urgently change to maintain confidence that the net-zero emissions pledges can actually be achieved.

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    Adaption Gap report 2021

    The Adaptation Gap Report 2021: The Gathering Storm, from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), found that while policies and planning are growing for climate change adaptation, financing and implementation are still far behind where they need to be.

    “As the world looks to step up efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions – efforts that are still not anywhere strong enough – it must also dramatically up its game to adapt to climate change,” said Inger Andersen, Executive Director of UNEP. “Even if we were to turn off the tap on greenhouse gas emissions today, the impacts of climate change would be with us for many decades to come. We need a step change in adaptation ambition for funding and implementation to significantly reduce damages and losses from climate change. And we need it now.”

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    Listen to the Climate Tech Podcast

    In the Climate Tech Podcast, we focus on the technology that can help us in the climate crisis, and more importantly, on how we can speed up implementation in developing countries.

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    United in Science report: Climate Change has not stopped for COVID-19

    UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre joins other leading science organisations, delivering the latest data on climate change and the need for action.

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