Low-emission adaptation

ALM's Adaptation Knowledge Needs Survey: A Synthesis Report

Author(s):
UNDP-ALM
Year:
2010
Summary:

 The 2010 Adaptation Knowledge Needs Survey was conducted to assess the current state of knowledge needs for CCA in order to identify knowledge needs and gaps to further the understanding of climate change impacts, vulnerabilities, and innovative adaptation approaches; and to identify key services (e.g. training workshops, seminars, newsletters, etc.) to facilitate knowledge exchange on current adaptation practices and lessons learned. The survey was made available in English, French and Spanish.

Funding Source:
GEF-SPA

TT-Pilot (GEF-4): Renewable CO2 Capture and Storage from Sugar Fermentation Industry in Sao Paulo State

  • Project details

  • Implementing Agency:
    Brazil Ministry of Science and Technology
    Summary:

    Carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) is considered as a very promising potential technology to mitigate climate change, it involves the separation of CO2 from industrial and energy-related sources, transport to a storage location and long-term isolation from the atmosphere. Renewable CCS (RCCS) from biomass is possible and presents the additional advantage of converting the overall CO2 emission balance from the process into a negative one when deployed in an ethanol producing plant.

    Project Components:
    1. Establishment of enabling environment for RCCS technology transfer
    2. RCCS Technology Demonstration
    3. Capacity building on RCCS Technology Application
    4. Monitoring
    Expected Outputs:
    • Completed technical and financial studies on the construction and installation of RCCS system equipment
    • Streamlined licensing requirements for RCCS projects established
    • Completed construction works for pilot RCCS project
    • Renewable CO2 capture and sequestration technology demonstrated and documented project results disseminated
    • Local technical capacities on RCCS are strengthened
    • Proper, effective and successful project implementation
    Contacts:

    Diego Masera
    Climate Change Regional Technical Advisor
    (507)302-4594
    diego.masera@undp.org

    Project Status:
    Council Approved
    Project Details
    Funding Source:
    GEF-SCCF
    Financing Amount:
    USD 2,650,000
    Cofinancing Total:
    USD 7,715,000
    Total Amounts:
    USD 10,415,000

TT-Pilot (GEF-4): Introduction of Renewable Wave Energy Technologies for the Generation of Electric Power in Small Coastal Communities in Jamaica

  • Project details

  • Implementing Agency:
    United Nations Development Programme
    Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:
    Ministry of Energy and Mining, Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica’s Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy
    Summary:

    The reduction of emissions of green house gases (GHG) and relevance and importance of the introduction and use of renewable energy technologies, especially for clean electric power generation, to contribute to these reductions is common knowledge.  Within the new technologies that are being developed in the last few years for clean power generation, those based on marine renewable resources (especially wave, tidal, current) have great potential, due to its concentrated power and high predictability.

    Project Components:
    1. Wave Energy Conversion Technology Assessment
    2. Capacity Building and Training
    3. Policy and Regulatory Support
    4. Demonstration Wave Energy Pilot Projects
    5. Project management
    Expected Outputs:
    • Documented Techno-economic feasibility assessments of potential WEC application projects, and of local production of WEC components.
    • Workshop and training courses to increase technical capabilities of government agencies and targeted civil society institutions (NGOs, universities, consulting companies) developed and delivered.
    • Regulatory Framework about Wave Energy in place.  Short Term National Wave Energy Strategy defined.
    • Documented results of the implemented WEC application demos; Identified and designed other WEC application projects.
    Contacts:

    Oliver Page
    Regional Technical Advisor
    507- 3024548
    oliver.page@undp.org

    Project Status:
    PPG Approved
    Project Details
    Funding Source:
    GEF-SCCF
    Cofinancing Total:
    1,420,000 US$
    Total Amounts:
    2,161,400 US$

Canada's Fifth National Communication on Climate Change

Body:

This communication describes the progress Canada has made in implementing its commitments under the UN- FCCC and the Kyoto Protocol in supporting actions in Canada and internationally to address climate change. It provides an update of Canadian circumstances and policies and measures from 2006 (the end of the period covered by the Fourth National Communication) up to April 2009.

 

Bulgaria's Fifth National Communication on Climate Change

Body:

 The Fifth National Communication was prepared by the Ministry of Environment and Water by assignment to the Energy Institute in cooperation with the, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Ministry of Industry and Energy, National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology and other Academic Institutes. The main principles of the national policy on climate change are presented in it.

Belarus' Fifth National Communication on Climate Change

Body:

 The Fifth National Communication contains the results of implementation of the UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol from 2006 up to 2009 and includes the following information: national circumstances; generalized data on inventory of the GHG emissions and removals in sectors: energy, industry, agriculture, land use change and forestry, waste; policies and measures on decrease in GHG emissions and their forecast indicators, assessment of vulnerability and adaptation of the national economy to climate change; data on newly adopted normative and legal documents in the country; data on the National

Funding Source:
UNFCCC-LDC Fund

Austria's Fifth National Communication on Climate Change

Body:

 Austria has submitted its First National Communication in September 1994, its Second National Communication in July 1997, its Third National Communication in November 2001 and its Fourth National Communication in October 2006. This document is Austria’s Fifth National Communication, by which Austria is complying with the obligation of communicating information to the Secretariat of the UNFCCC as specified under Art. 12 of the Convention.

Singapore's National Climate Change Strategy

Body:

 After giving increasing attention to the issue from 2005, Singapore's government released the 'National Climate Change Strategy' (NCCS) in 2008. In the NCCS Singapore calls for responsible action to tackle the threat of climate change, including efforts at mitigation. Effective mitigation means cutting emissions, and the 'lowest common denominator' assessment is that global emissions need to be cut by fifty percent from 1990 levels by 2050, with absolute cuts from 2020 onwards, if the world is to have a fifty-fifty chance of avoiding 'catastrophic' climate change.