04 Dec '11, 12pm

UNEP+ @UNDP partnership supporting #Iraq: implications of #climatechange on #sustainabledev #cop17 #climatesolutions

UNEP+ @UNDP partnership supporting #Iraq: implications of #climatechange on #sustainabledev #cop17 #climatesolutions

PROBLEM In 2009, the Republic of Iraq became the 194th country to ratify the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). But, after almost three decades of isolation from the international community and because the country’s Ministry of Environment has only recently been established, Iraq has some catching up to do. There is limited national expertise to help the country address the challenges of climate change, and to assess potential threats and impacts on its natural resources, environment and people. SOLUTION UNEP and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), worked with Iraq to help build the expertise needed to implement the UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol. This included strengthening the role of the Ministry of Environment as a lead national institution and UNFCCC focal point by establishing a climate change unit staffed with experts drawn from ...

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3000acres of farms adapted practices and switched to #climate resilient crops #climatesolutions #cop17

3000acres of farms adapted practices and switch...

unep.org 05 Dec '11, 5am

PROBLEM Agriculture is the main source of income in Uganda, but most farmers work on small, subsistence properties. Farmer...