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REMINDER – Conference Town Hall Meeting – 6 November 2014
WRI & UNDP release guidance document for countries to prepare climate commitments (INDCs)
The World Resources Institute (WRI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have just released “Designing and Preparing Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs).”
The new publication serves as a guide for countries to prepare and design climate commitments, also known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). The guide walks practitioners through the choices in preparing and designing their INDCs in five general steps:
1. Identifying the benefits of an INDC
2. Organizing the national process to prepare a contribution
3. Identifying data and analysis to inform the INDC
4. Choosing options for designing the INDC
5. Communicating the INDC
The guide’s section on adaptation outlines options if countries choose to include an adaptation component in their INDC.
Download the guidance document here: http://www.wri.org/
As the impacts of climate change mount, the urgency for collective action has never been greater. Over the coming months, countries have the opportunity to put the world on a sustainable path by putting forth strong INDC commitments and demonstrating their support for an ambitious global climate agreement at COP21.
We hope that country representatives will find “Designing and Preparing Intended Nationally Determined Contributions” helpful as they make important decisions about what to include in their commitments.
All the best,
Senior Associate | Climate Program
World Resources Institute
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Washington, DC 20002 USA
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Dear NGO Colleagues,
Please be reminded that this Thursday, 6 November 2014, NGO Relations will have a Conference Town Hall meeting where we will show our appreciation to our volunteers, discuss the implementation of the Conference Outcome Document and will have a look ahead to next year’s conference. We invite your participate and RSVP at the below link.
Yours Sincerely, NGO Relations and Advocacy Department of Public Information United Nations Headquarters in New York http://outreach.un.org/
8th World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC) — “Call for Abstracts” Deadline November 15th
World Environmental Education Congress
Gothenburg, Sweden, June 29-July 2, 2015
Call for Abstract Submissions
About the WEEC 2015 Congress
The 8th World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC22015) is an international congress addressing education for environment and sustainable development. The congress is directed towards everyone working on environmental and sustainability education in different contexts. The congress will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden between the 29th of June and 2nd of July 2015. The Centre for Environment and Sustainability will be hosting the conference together with the WEEC Permanent Secretariat. We are expecting participants from a wide range of countries.
WEEC2015 is an opportunity to learn more about the latest in environmental and sustainability education, to discuss with people from all over the world, to share your own work and to learn from others.
Invitation for Abstract Submissions
The congress will discuss 11 themes, of which you can read more on the website: http://weec2015.
Abstracts written in English, Spanish or French, should be no longer than 3000 characters. The authors of the selected abstracts are invited to present their work through one of the following presentation formats:
- · Oral
- · Poster
- · Workshop
- · Roundtable
For further instructions, please consult the WEEC 2015 website http://weec2015.org/
The abstract submission will be open between September 15 and November 15, 2014. The abstract will be reviewed by the National Scientific Committee and the International Scientific Committee. The authors will get information of the acceptance status of their abstract(s) on February 15, 2015.
We look forward to seeing you in Gothenburg at WEEC 2015!
Professor Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson National Program Chair, WEEC 2015
Professor Arjen Wals International Program Chair, WEEC 2015
Should there be any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Centre for Environment and Sustainability (for content):
Rebecka Hallén, firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference Secretariat (for practicalities):
Worldview Mission, Headquarter, “Kindom of the Netherlands”
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