Climate Change and Regions
Memorandum of Understanding between FAO and the Forum of Global Associations of Regions (FOGAR)
During the Annual General Assembly of the Forum of Global Associations of Regions (FOGAR) held in Firenze, Italy on 12-13 March 2009, FAO and FOGAR signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalize the collaboration between the two institutions.
Memorandum of Understanding between FAO and the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (CPMR)
Similarly, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by FAO and the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (CPMR) has been planned following the visit paid to FAO by the CPMR General Secretary, Mr Xavier Gizard in December 2008.
The Partnership between the United Nations (UNDP, UNEP, UNITAR, UN-Habitat and soon FAO) and the Associations of Regions (NRG4SD, CRPM, FOGAR...) based on the Programme “Towards Carbon Neutral and Climate Change Resilient Territories”
The Partnership was officially launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) during the World Summit of Regions “Climate Change: The Regions in Action” held in Saint-Malo, Brittany, France in October 2008. The other participating institutions were UNITAR and UN-Habitat for the agencies of the United Nations system and FOGAR, CPRM and nrg4SD for the Associations of regions. FAO intends to join this partnership which will complement the joint FAO/UNPD/UNEP Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UN-REDD) launched by the UN General Secretary Mr Ban Ki-moon and the Prime Minister of Norway Mr Jens Stoltenberg at the UN Headquarters in New York on 24 September 2008.
This partnership aims at providing regional governments with the required support to build and implement climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies enabling them to develop their own Integrated Territorial Climate Plan (ITCP) which may translate into both a regulation policy and the development of new projects to build institutional capacities and invest in them, for which partners will use and/or gain access to the range of existing funding mechanisms.
Under this partnership, collaborative efforts may be developed between FAO and the newly-created Centre ClimSat launched by UNDP to support regional governments in their climate change mitigation efforts.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)The mission of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners.
UNDP’s ClimSat CentreDuring the World Summit of Regions: “Climate Change: The Regions in Action” held in Saint-Malo, Brittany, France in October 2008, UNDP, the Brittany Regional Government, the Finistere Departmental Authority and the Brest Métropole Océane Urban Community (BMO) have signed a Letter of Intent to step up their action to control climate change. These agencies pool their resources with UNDP to create a centre of excellence in Brest named ClimSat to provide technical backstopping and assist the regions of the world in the implementation of their climate policy and achieve the sustainable development of their territory. ClimSat may provide the regions with a set of digital data from satellite imagery applications.
Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development (nrg4SD)The nrg4SD Network was formed by the regional governments that attended the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development (2002). The nrg4SD aims to be a voice for, and to represent regional governments globally, promoting sustainable development at regional level around the world. http://www.nrg4sd.net/
Forum of Global Associations of Regions (FOGAR)The Forum of Global Associations of Regions was created in March 2007 during the “1st International Convention on a Territorial Approach to Development” held in Marseilles by CPRM, UNDP and the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region. Current FOGAR membership includes 17 associations of regions to express the voice of their populations on the world scene. The CPMR’s President and Secretary General have been entrusted with the presidency and secretariat of the Forum respectively. http://www.crpm.org/index.php?act=4,7,2#organisation
Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (CPMR)
The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (CPMR)brings together some 160 European Regions from 28 countries representing over 190 million people, who together promote their common interests with European institutions and States and cooperate on practical projects to enhance their assets.