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UNEP South-South Exchange Mechanism

In response to UNEP Governing Council decision 24/12 of February 2007 UNEP adopted a broad strategic approach that focuses on conducting internal and external consultations to advance the integration of South-South cooperation (SSC) arrangements in the UNEP programmes of work, developing a policy guidance and operational guidelines as well as establishing strategic partnerships in support of UNEP’s capacity building and technology support activities. This strategic approach focuses, in particular, on the development of a UNEP SSC exchange mechanism to facilitate easy access to and delivery of expertise, technology, experiences, training opportunities, advisory services, methodologies and tools in support of UNEP’s capacity building initiatives.

For more information: http://www.unep.org/south-south-cooperation/unepssc/Default.aspx

At the November 2012 Global South-South Development Expo in Vienna, Austria the Solution Forum on Energy and Climate Change: Focus on Biodiversity, Forestry and Land Degradation (20 November 2012) was led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). This Solution Exchange Forum presented new technology and capacity (i.e. transfers of know-how, technology, and exchanges of information) that can be utilized through South-South cooperation.

For more information: 
http://www.southsouthexpo.org/uploads/2012_documents/BD-UNDP-brochure-20121112-low.pdf