1. Apply for the 2015 Momentum for Change Awards!

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    Organizations, cities, industries, governments and other key players that are taking the lead on addressing climate change are encouraged to nominate their projects for a prestigious United Nations award. The United Nations Climate Change secretariat is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Momentum for Change Awards until 24 April at http://momentum.unfccc.int Winning initiatives, called ‘Lighthouse Activities,’ highlight some of the most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people are doing to address climate change, in the hope of inspiring others to do the same. Visit http://momentum.unfccc.int to learn more and apply.

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    • How to Apply for the 2015 Momentum for Change Awards

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      We are seeking applications for the 2015 Momentum for Change Awards (http://momentum.unfccc.int). Winning projects highlight innovative, scalable and replicable examples of how people are addressing climate change. This screencast takes you on a 6-minute tour of the the application process, with step-by-step instructions. If you are involved in a climate change project that the world should hear about, please visit http://momentum.unfccc.int to learn more and apply. The call for applications is open until 24 April 2015.

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      • CTCN Introduction to climate technologies related to energy poverty and access: Examples and stories from Africa

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        This webinar will discuss the concept of energy poverty and explore some of the main challenges in addressing energy poverty within developing countries that are themselves facing growing climate change risks. http://ctc-n.org/events/webinars/introduction-climate-technologies-related-energy-poverty-and-access-examples-and

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        • CTCN Cities, Climate Change and Technologies, an Introduction

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          More than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and this figure is likely to increase to over 70% by themid-century. This webinar has been designed to be an introductory discourse on the inter-linkage between cities and climate change, through a mix of presentations, interviews and video case studies. The webinar will cover issues in both climate change mitigation and adaptation, particularly focusing on the technological interventions (hardware, software and orgware) that cities can adopt as part of their efforts to combat. Through interactive Q&A sessions, participants will have the opportunity to put forward their questions and comments to the panel of experts. http://ctc-n.org/events/webinars/cities-climate-change-and-technologies-introduction

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          • Vision 2050: breaking news

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            Spoof news report produced for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) as part of their communications strategy for the UN climate change talks in Doha.

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            • UN Climate Chief Visits "Liter of Light" Project in Manila

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              Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Climate Change secretariat, speaks about the power of solar energy during a site visit to the "Liter of Light" project in Manila. Liter of Light redesigns solar lighting for the developing world. This simple, two-step solution creates jobs, teaches green skills and empowers local communities. Since the Liter of Light began in San Pedro, Laguna, in April 2011, more than 150,000 solar bottle lights have been installed in 72 Philippine cities, preventing carbon emissions by 200 kilos per solar bottle light. In 2011, the Liter of Light project was recognized by the United Nations Climate Change secretariat’s Momentum for Change initiative at its inaugural award ceremony in Durban, South Africa. Settings

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              • UN Climate Chief Speaks About Resilience During Visit to "Liter of Light" Project in Manila

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                Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Climate Change secretariat, speaks about the importance of building resilience to climate change while visiting the "Liter of Light" project in Manila. Liter of Light redesigns solar lighting for the developing world. This simple, two-step solution creates jobs, teaches green skills and empowers local communities. Since the Liter of Light began in San Pedro, Laguna, in April 2011, more than 150,000 solar bottle lights have been installed in 72 Philippine cities, preventing carbon emissions by 200 kilos per solar bottle light. In 2011, the Liter of Light project was recognized by the United Nations Climate Change secretariat’s Momentum for Change initiative at its inaugural award ceremony in Durban, South Africa.

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                • CTCN Urban Transportation Technologies That Address Climate Change – An Overview

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                  This webinar addresses the climate change and development challenges of urban transportation (contributions, patterns, etc.) and how this sector can contribute to mitigation objectives. http://ctc-n.org/events/webinars/urban-transportation-technologies-address-climate-change

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                  • CTCN Introduction to Waste Management and Climate Change

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                    This webinar addresses the relevance of the waste sector to climate change and the main challenges related to waste management in developing regions. During the seminar, experts addresse the impacts of climate change on the waste sector, as well as the vulnerability and potential contribution of the waste sector to mitigation and sustainable development. Different technology options qrebe presented, highlighting the most common barriers faced by developing countries when using these technologies and how public policies can help to overcome these barriers. The webinar focusses on developing countries, and also includes a discussion on the most successful lessons learned from developed regions. http://ctc-n.org/events/webinars/introduction-waste-management-and-climate-change

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                    • Addressing Climate Change: Launch Event September 23, 2014 - New York

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                      This video was filmed during the Addressing Climate Change event at the Hearst Tower (a LEED Platinum Certified building) in New York City, during Climate Week. It was a special event organized with the help of UNFCCC and UNEP. Maxime Riché, Founder and President of the Climate Heroes Project was there to introduce the project (climateheroes.org) to an assembly of journalists, climate negociators, and photographers.

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