1. Introduction on Technologies for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Water Sector

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    This webinar will present a wide range of soft and hard technologies that offer opportunities to increase resilience to climate change impacts and to better manage water resources. The aim is to provide information on the most relevant technologies for adaptation to climate change in the water sector, particularly through the diversification of water supply, increase of groundwater recharge, preparation of extreme events, resilience to water quality degradation, improved storm water control and capture, increase of water conservation, etc. The webinar will start with a short video of a study case in Peru, providing examples of different technologies used in a community to adapt to climate change. After a short introduction on climate change and its impacts on water resources, the presenter will describe each technology and provide guidance towards the use and implementation of each technology. The webinar will also emphasize how each technology contributes to climate change adaptation, as well as its barriers and opportunities. http://ctc-n.org/calendar/webinars/introduction-technologies-adaptation-climate-change-water-sector-0

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    • Climate Talks Live

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      Climate Talks Live is a project that gathers and visualizes millions of tweets on climate change-related topics, showing UN Climate Change Conference participants and website visitors the hot topics and trends as they're happening. It collects Twitter data based on two sets of criteria: climate change-related keywords and Twitter accounts belonging to conference participants. The results are displayed on a website (ClimateTalksLive.org), as well as on at least two large screens in the public areas of the conference.

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      • EcoMicro

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        In spite of demonstrated need and demand throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, many micro, small, or medium-sized enterprises are not able to access funding for clean energy or energy efficiency technologies that could reduce energy costs and improve competitiveness. In addition, finance for adaptation activities is also scarce. The introduction of microfinance in Latin America is a groundbreaking innovation because it enables these enterprises to access climate finance for the first time. EcoMicro is building the capacity of the region’s microfinance institutions so that they have the appropriate tools and know-how to develop and offer green financial products that help clients address climate change. Learn more: http://unfccc.int/secretariat/momentum_for_change/items/8686.php

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        • Lighten the Energy Bill

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          Belgian-based EcoNation developed Lighten the Energy Bill to promote a unique financing mechanism that enables the installation and management of sustainable lighting systems, by absorbing the entire upfront investment and sharing the profits with the end user. Once the lighting system is installed, customers are charged monthly installments that are guaranteed to be lower than their original electric bill. Learn more: http://unfccc.int/secretariat/momentum_for_change/items/8683.php

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          • Building Storm-resistant Houses

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            The urban poor living in Da Nang City, Vietnam, are highly vulnerable to storms and floods because their homes are often poorly constructed and maintained, and families frequently struggle to recover from storm damage due to low income and rising costs. In order to increase the urban poor’s resilience to the effects of climate change, the Women’s Union in Da Nang administers a revolving loan to make their homes resistant to storms. The Building Storm-resistant Houses initiative has helped hundreds of lower-income households rebuild and repair their houses. Learn more: http://unfccc.int/secretariat/momentum_for_change/items/8690.php

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            • National Resettlement Program

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              Flooding is an urgent climate-related impact that is taking a toll on Uruguay. The country’s National Resettlement Plan is relocating thousands of families out of flood-prone and polluted areas and into secure housing on secure land to help them adapt to the effects of climate change. The USD 42 million resettlement plan also includes job training for family members and the reuse of former flood-risk residential land into other flood-compatible uses. Learn more: http://unfccc.int/secretariat/momentum_for_change/items/8692.php

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              • Trash2Cash

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                The South Asian Forum for Environment’s Resolve: Trash2Cash initiative is an innovative solution to the city of Kolkata’s solid waste problem. It is an independent community enterprise led by people who live in slums and are trained and paid to collect and recycle corporate and household waste in urban areas. The waste is segregated at the source, diverting organic waste from the landfills to produce compost. Paper waste is recycled into marketable handicrafts in a workshop run by women. Learn more: http://unfccc.int/secretariat/momentum_for_change/items/8689.php

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                • Earth Roofs in the Sahel Program

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                  Millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to decent and affordable housing. Deforestation has led to scarcity of timber and straw for traditional roof construction. Families spend what little money they have on imported and expensive timber and sheet metal to put a roof over their heads, further worsening the vicious circle of poverty in which they are trapped. Through its Earth Roofs in the Sahel Program: A Roof + A Skill + A Market, the Association la Voûte Nubienne is addressing this problem with a traditional, very low-carbon building technique known as Nubian Vault. The organization supports the training of local builders, in order to create a sustainable and autonomous Nubian Vault market. Learn more: http://unfccc.int/secretariat/momentum_for_change/items/8691.php

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                  • Ibu Inspirasi

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                    Despite rapid modernization in recent decades, many Indonesians still rely on polluting and dangerous kerosene lamps and wood-fired cook stoves. Almost half of the population lives in rural areas, and two-thirds of this population lack access to electricity. Kopernik’s Ibu Inspirasi initiative is bringing low-carbon technologies to women living in remote rural communities across an archipelago of more than 17,000 islands. The initiative works with local women’s groups to provide rural women with the skills and tools to become green technology agents and to sell small technologies that make a big difference. Learn more: http://unfccc.int/secretariat/momentum_for_change/items/8695.php

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                    • Solar Power Company Group

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                      Thailand is on the verge of a solar energy transformation as private companies have committed to investing at least USD 2 billion over the next five years in solar power production. The woman leading the country down a cleaner path is Wandee Khunchornyakong, who runs Solar Power Company Group, the largest solar power generation company in Thailand. Solar Power Company Group has unlocked private financing to construct a total of 36 solar photovoltaic farms in sunny, northeast Thailand, accounting for 250 MW of installed capacity by the end of 2014. This translates into potential savings of 200,000 tonnes of CO2-equivilent per year compared to Thailand’s fossil-fuel driven electricity generation. Learn more: http://unfccc.int/secretariat/momentum_for_change/items/8693.php

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