Climate Change

SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 13: Climate change

Harare, Zimbabwe: When Amy Wickham, an international UN Volunteer, joined the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Zimbabwe, she didn't know what to expect. Yet this experience changed her life. "The experience and exposure that I've got since I started as a volunteer has been phenomenal", she says. "The ownership that I've been given over the projects, as well as the time and responsibility that I've been given from professionals that I've worked with has been fantastic."

26 October 2015
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 13: Climate change

When Amy Wickham, an international United Nations Volunteer, signed up to work with UNICEF in Zimbabwe, she didn't know what to expect. Yet this experience changed her life. "The experience and exposure that I've got since I started as a volunteer has been phenomenal", she says. "The ownership that I've been given over the projects, as well as the time and responsibility that I've been given from professionals that I've worked with has been fantastic."

20 October 2015
Sub-Saharan Africa
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During the first two weeks of December, the eyes of the world will be on Lima, Peru, in order to follow the COP20*, an event of utmost importance in terms of negotiation in order to advance to a new Climate Change Protocol in Paris next year. A team of 10 national UN Volunteers has trained more than 1,200 youth volunteers who will be active during the whole event, especially in the

28 November 2014
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At the beginning of May, a hundred young leaders from more than 18 different regions of the country got together in Lima for the first meeting of “Young people heading for the COP20*”, as part of the Global Youth Service Day.

05 June 2014
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When UNDP Administrator Helen Clark toured China on a mission in late August, two national UN Volunteers greeted her during her field visit to a pilot sustainable forest management project site in Koutou, a village near Beijing. 

Ms. Clark was very interested to learn about the UN Volunteers’ roles in the pilot UNDP-Macao Initiative for Carbon Sequestration through Sustainable Forest Management, a three-year climate change initiative sponsored by the Special Administrative Region of Macao. The project is supporting the development of a national voluntary carbon market in China.

09 September 2013
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A famous Arab proverb states, "The 1,000 miles walk starts with one step." In the case of southern Morocco, local communities of the Iguiouaz oases and UN Volunteers have been making progressive strides in adapting to climate change to protect their environment. The population of this region relies mostly on farming, arboriculture and livestock farming, but fertile land is scarce when rain is infrequent. To address this situation, 600 community members have mobilized to strengthen the ecosystem's resilience to climate change and increase the adaptive capacities of the communities.

03 February 2011
Arab States
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