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NEWS: Seven ways capacity-building efforts are helping the world recover better together

#Recover_Better_Together is a collection of stories from climate actors that have strived to ensure safe and uninterrupted capacity-building efforts during the Covid-19 crisis, while devising new ways to contribute to a fair and green recovery.

As UN Secretary General António Guterres has said, the recovery from the Covid-19 crisis must lead to a better world. Solutions for economic recovery should be responsive to the climate emergency and enable a transition to a global new normal: a greener, fairer, and more sustainable planet. The magnitude of the action needed to make this happen will require joint efforts, commitments, and resources of multiple actors at all levels; governments, businesses, academic communities, civil society, and local communities.

The COVID-19 outbreak has not diminished the need for climate-related capacity-building efforts; quite the contrary, it has brought to light its significance more than ever before. Higher capacities of various state and non-state actors can lead to better informed decisions, impactful skills, and fit-for-purpose tools for greater climate action. Given multiple realities on the ground, building and strengthening climate capacities at the national, sub-national, and local levels is key to ensure the ability of relevant actors to assess, plan, and act effectively in the face of global crises.

In an effort to keep the momentum on capacity-building for climate action, the Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB) asked members of its network, including CDKN, to share their stories and efforts on how to #Recover_Better_Together.

The PCCB Network is committed to continuing to listen, learn, and share. If you have inspiring stories to share about your capacity-building efforts in the face of current crisis and solutions for a green and fair recovery, join the #Recover_Better_Together thread and keep the conversation going.

What is the Paris Committee on Capacity-Building?

The Paris Committee on Capacity-Building (PCCB), established under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, has a mandate to foster collaboration among climate-related capacity-building stakeholders at all levels, and to strengthen networks and partnerships, boost synergies and promote the sharing of knowledge and experiences.

Join the PCCB network

The new voluntary PCCB Network is a critical vehicle for boosting the reach and impact of the capacity-building efforts under the Paris Agreement, in 2020 and beyond. If you are a member of an entity or initiative involved in climate-related capacity-building, this Network is an ideal platform to join other actors across sectors and regions, exchange knowledge and experiences, and boost the impact of your work.

Find out more about joining the network here.

Photo: As part of the ‘Voices from the Frontline‘ series by ICCCAD and CDKN, John Walenenea Jr interviews community members in the small village of Barana, Solomon Islands.

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