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UNEP Launches en.lighten Initiative Website [viewed]

5 November 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched a new website for the en.lighten initiative, which was created in 2009 as a partnership between UNEP, OSRAM GmbH and Philips Lighting, with the support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Earth Fund.

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SPREP Launches Online Helpdesk for Climate Adaptation [viewed]

5 November 2010: The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has launched a new online helpdesk as part of its support to the regional project “Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change” (PACC).

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IFC Presents Climate Risk Assessment Pilot Studies [viewed]

November 2010: The International Finance Corporation (IFC) published a report titled "Climate Risk and Business: Practical Methods for Assessing Risk," which aims to better understand gaps and barriers to climate risk analysis, test and develop risk evaluation methodologies, and identify possible adaptation responses and needs of the private sector.

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SPREP and UNDP Convene Pacific Adaptation Meeting on Operational and Financial Requirements [viewed]

27 October 2010: The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) organized a Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Regional Meeting on Operational and Financial Requirements from 4-8 October 2010 in Apia, Samoa. The meeting addressed operational and financial planning and reporting requirements in the framework of the regional project “Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change” (PACC).

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FCPF, FIP and UN-REDD to Streamline REDD+ Action [viewed]

6 November 2010: The governing bodies of the UN-REDD Programme and the World Bank's Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and Forest Investment Program (FIP) met in Washington DC, US, on 6 November, to discuss collaborative approaches for the three initiatives in implementing REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable use of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks).

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All-Africa Energy Week Discusses Clean Energy for Sustainable Development [viewed]

5 November 2010: The first All-Africa Energy Week (AAEW) took place in Maputo, Mozambique, from 1-5 November 2010, on the theme "Energy Infrastructure and Services in the Context of Climate Challenges."

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EIB Funds Clean Energy in the Dominican Republic [viewed]

3 November 2010: The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide US$37 million to finance high-voltage electricity transmission networks in the Dominican Republic, to enable power generated by new wind and hydroelectric power plants to be distributed across the country.

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Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Receives New Pledges [viewed]

2 November 2010: The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, managed by the World Bank, recently held its Participants Assembly meeting, during which donor countries committed over US$100 million in new pledges.

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Event: WTO Trade and Environment Meetings [viewed]

Three environment-related meetings will take place on 8-9 November 2010: (i) on 8 November 2010, the Committee on Trade and Environment in Special Session (CTESS) will hold an open-ended informal meeting on all three elements under Paragraph 31 of the Doha Development Agenda; (ii) the WTO Secretariat will organize a Workshop on the Linkages between Trade, Transport and the Environment in the morning of 9 November 2010; and (iii) the Committee on Trade and Environment in Regular Session (CTE Regular) will meet in the afternoon of 9 November 2010.  

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Latin American Carbon Forum Highlights Region's Potential [viewed]

2 November 2010: Participants to the Fifth Latin American Carbon Forum, which took place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, from 13-15 October 2010, expressed concern over barriers to carbon mitigation projects and the lack of progress in the climate change negotiations.

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