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20 December 2013: The latest edition of the UNDP Adaptation Newsletter is now available: This issue features stories from country-led adaptation initiatives in the Arab States region, including Building Resilience in Sudan’s Agriculture and Water Sectors and Advances in Egypt’s Coastal Adaptation Efforts in the Nile Delta.
5 December 2013: GEF Scientific and Advisory Panel (STAP) seeks new members: STAP is currently accepting applications for three positions from highly qualified candidates with outstanding academic and technical credentials, and experience in making science relevant for policy and decision-makers, in the areas of Biodiversity and Chemicals and Waste. Find more information and view the detailed Terms of Reference for each position on the STAP website.
2 December 2013: Reaping the fruits of technology in FYR Macedonia: Overuse of pesticides has proven to be a major cause of pollution in the beautiful but environmentally vulnerable region of the Prespa Lake Basin. UNDP has been working in close cooperation with the Municipality of Resen, with funding from the Global Environment Facility, to raise awareness of the dangers of pesticides and to help local farmers adopt more environmentally sustainable agricultural practices. These efforts have already led to a 30 percent reduction in the amount of pesticides used by local farmers each season - good news for the environment and savings for farmers.
8 November 2013: Chemicals project helps ensure safe disposal of medical waste in India: In Tamil Nadu, a project funded by the GEF and supported by UNDP, is helping with safe disposal of healthcare waste, including replacing instruments containing mercury.