The Adaptation Fund has launched a new USD 10 million pilot small grants programme (Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator, AFCIA) to foster innovation in adaptation in developing countries at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid. Two of the Adaptation Fund’s accredited Multilateral Implementing Entities (MIEs), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), have been selected as implementing entities of the AFCIA. The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) works in conjunction with UNEP, receiving USD 5 million to administrate and aggregate 25 micro-grants projects (up to USD 250,000 each).
Green Industrialization Pathways Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development, 27 - 30 July 2020, Budapest, Hungary
This course is organized by the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) agencies UNIDO, UNEP, UNDP, ILO, and UNITAR in cooperation with the Central European University (CEU).
In many countries, industrial production and consumption patterns outpace the renewal capacity of natural resources and governments' capacity to manage waste products. These trends in resource use and energy consumption indicate that current forms of industrial production are not sustainable in the long run, and risk undermining the social and economic development benefits achieved thus far. This calls for a shift toward green and more sustainable approaches needed to satisfy the needs of the present – without comprising the needs of future generations.
The impacts and economic consequences of COVID 19 are adding to existing complexities and are creating economic hardship worldwide. Economies have been hard hit by the crisis due to the direct disruptions in supply chains and drops in aggregate demand, resulting in much larger societal costs.