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GBEP Newsletter Highlights Progress on Sustainability Indicators for Bioenergy [viewed]

1 July 2010: The Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) has published its eighth newsletter, which discusses, inter alia, the recent G8 Summit in Muskoka, Canada, GBEP's new partners, and new online resources for greenhouse gas (GHG) measurement.

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GEF Council Approves Major Reforms in New Funding Cycle [viewed]

2 July 2010: The 38th meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council took place in Washington DC, US, from 29 June-1 July 2010, and approved major reforms aimed at helping developing countries to meet international environmental challenges, including those related to climate change and biodiversity.

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PROFOR's June Newsletter Highlights REDD-related Activities [viewed]

June 2010: The Program on Forests (PROFOR) of the World Bank has released its latest newsletter, highlighting PROFOR's recent activities relating to forests and climate change.

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World Bank Supports Energy Access Project in Ethiopia [viewed]

29 June 2010: The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors has approved an Interational Development Assistance (IDA) credit of US$180 million equivalent for a project aimed at establishing a sustainable programme for expanding access to electricity and improving the quality and adequacy of the electricity supply in Ethiopia.

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World Bank Approves Electricity Efficiency Project in Ghana [viewed]

29 June 2010: The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors approved an International Development Assistance (IDA) credit of US$70 million equivalent for a project in Ghana aimed at improving the operational efficiency of the electricity distribution system and increasing the population's access to electricity.

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World Bank Supports Adaptation in the Philippines [viewed]

29 June 2010: The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors has approved a pilot project in the Philippines, called the Climate Change Adaptation Project (CCAP), which is designed to enable targeted rural communities to cope with the impact of climate change.

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UNFCCC Publishes Experts Report on Non-Annex I National Communications [viewed]

June 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/SBI/2010/INF.2) of the first meeting of the reconstituted Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (CGE), which took place in Bonn, Germany, from 29- 31 March 2010.

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G-20 Toronto Summit Addresses Energy Subsidies, Climate Change and Food Security [viewed]

27 June 2010: The first Summit of the G-20 in its capacity as the premier forum for international economic cooperation convened in Toronto, Canada, on 26-27 June 2010. The Summit concluded with the adoption of a final Declaration that, among other issues, addresses development and environmental issues, including climate change and energy.

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World Bank Appoints Special Envoy for Climate Change [viewed]

25 June 2010: Robert Zoellick, World Bank President, announced the appointment of Andrew Steer as Special Envoy for Climate Change, a new position created for focused leadership and representation of the World Bank in the international climate change discussions.

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Adaptation Fund Board Approves Project Concepts for Financing [viewed]

24 June 2010: The Adaptation Fund Board approved the first four proposals of concrete adaptation projects at its tenth meeting held in Bonn, Germany, from 14-16 June 2010.

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