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GEF Secretariat, Evaluation Office and the World Bank IEG share lessons in evaluating climate adaptation at the COP17 in Durban

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Secretariat and Evaluation Office presented initial findings and lessons in evaluating climate adaptation funds, while the World Bank Independent Evaluation Group addressed the link between adaptation and development. However, more questions are also raised.

The videos below were recorded in the side event "Adaptation in Practice- Evaluating innovative approaches" at the UNFCCC COP17 in Durban, South Africa. Anna Viggh, Sr. Evaluation Officer at the GEF Evaluation Office, moderated the discussions.

Visualizing carbon emissions in buildings

Greenhouse gases are invisible to the naked eye. This lack of visual evidence makes greenhouse gas emissions difficult to comprehend as a root of a problem. In the US, buildings and construction are energy-intensive sectors that contribute to as much as 50% of greenhouse gas emissions.

But now you can see GHG emissions from buildings, at least through your computer.

Three free new ADB publications on monitoring and evaluation, climate change and development

The Asian Development Bank recently released its Fall 2011 publications catalogue. Here are three publications most related to M&E of climate change and development. The printed version of the publications is available for a fee, but I have searched the internet and found free downloadable copies. The publications' retail price and description are also below. 

Join us online in the GEF Evaluation Office COP17 side events

Can’t come to Durban? Participate in a live webcast of the GEF Evaluation Office side event presentations using an internet-connected computer and a phone. At the end of the presentations, online participants will get the chance to ask questions via online chat.

Please read further below for details on how to join our two side events online.

Side Event 1: Adaptation in Practice: Evaluating innovative approaches

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