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UNDP Finalizes Project to Protect Mountain Forests in Tanzania [viewed]

20 July 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Tanzania have successfully concluded a seven-year project, financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), aimed to protect the biodiversity of forestland of the Eastern Arc reserve in Tanzania, 70% of which had been destroyed due to crop shifting and timber harvesting.

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GEF Publishes Brief on Financing for Sustainable Forest Management and REDD+ [viewed]

July 2010: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has published a brief describing its investment programme for sustainable forest management (SFM) and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks ( REDD+), as well as opportunities for funding of forest-related activities in the fifth GEF cycle (GEF-5).

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World Bank Publishes Report on Economic Evaluation of Adaptation Projects [viewed]

July 2010: The World Bank has published a new report within its Development and Climate Change series titled "Economic Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Projects: Approaches for the Agricultural Sector and Beyond."

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World Bank Releases Learning Products on Adaptation, Water and Agriculture [viewed]

July 2010: The World Bank Institute has published a series of learning multimedia modules on Climate Adaptation for Water, Agriculture and Natural Resource Management, available online.

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Event: Climate Investment Funds Committee Meetings [viewed]

The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Committees and Sub-committees are meeting to approve new projects under this financing framework. The CIF are a unique pair of financing instruments designed to support low-carbon and climate-resilient development through scaled-up financing channeled through the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank Group.  

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UNDP and Botswana Promote Solar Energy [viewed]

13 July 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Botswana, through the Global Environment Facility (GEF), is introducing alternative fuels and solar power to reduce carbon emissions to bring sustainable solutions to environmental and health problems, in addition to saving time for women and girls by reducing the time needed to collect wood.

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World Bank Project Deploys 5.5 Million Energy Efficient Light Bulbs [viewed]

8 July 2010: The World Bank presented the first results of a project on energy efficiency lighting in Bangladesh, which achieved the record deployment of 5.5 million compact fluorescent lights (CFL) in one day.

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EIB Funds Low-Carbon Vehicle Engine Research at Ford [viewed]

12 July 2010: The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide GBP 450 million to the car-maker Ford for the development of low-carbon emission diesel and petrol engines.

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WTO Negotiations on Environmental Goods and Services Continue [viewed]

1 July 2010: The World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations on Environmental Goods and Services continued during a meeting of the Committee on Trade and Environment Special Session (CTE-SS), with proposals to include carbon capture and storage (CCS), natural gas and biofuels among environmental goods.

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ADB Invests in Clean Development Fund for the Greater Mekong Subregion [viewed]

9 July 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced that it will invest US$15 million to support clean energy projects in the Greater Mekong Subregion and South Asia through the Mekong Brahmaputra Clean Development Fund.

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