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World Bank Signs Two Emission Reduction Purchase Agreements with Thailand [viewed]

© World Bank5 June 2009: The World Bank has signed carbon finance agreements with two Thai companies that will lead to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions through the improvement of an ethanol refinery and wastewater treatment at an ethanol production plant.

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GEF Posts Documents for June's Council Meeting, UNDP Updates GEF Project Pipeline Database [viewed]

© GEF June 2009: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has posted the documents for the 35th Meeting of the GEF Council, which will convene from 22-24 June 2009, in Washington DC, US.

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World Bank Releases Report on State and Trends of the Carbon Market 2009 [viewed]

© CFB2 June 2009: Despite the turmoil in the financial world, during 2008 the global carbon market doubled to US$126 billion, according to the World Bank's report titled “State and Trends of the Carbon Market 2009.”

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Documents for the Sixth Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board Released [viewed]

May 2009: The Secretariat of the Adaptation Fund (AF) has prepared documents for the sixth meeting of the AF Board, which will take place from 15-17 June 2009, in Bonn, Germany.

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UN Agencies Call for Attention to Fisheries in Climate Change Negotiations [viewed]

© FAO1 June 2009: A consortium of 16 UN and other international organizations, including the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Bank and the World Fish Center, has issued a policy brief urging negotiators to ensure that fisheries and aquaculture are addressed in a new international agreement on climate change.

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World Bank Approves First Climate Investment Fund Project [viewed]

© World Bank28 May 2009: The World Bank approved a US$600 million loan to fund energy efficiency and renewable energy in Turkey.

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ADB-Backed Conference Calls on Transport Sector to Curb Emissions [viewed]

© World Bank May 2009: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has co-organized, with the Clean Air Institute and the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, a conference that sought to build consensus on the required policy response to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transport in the developing world.

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World Bank Funds Energy Efficient Light Bulb Replacement in Togo [viewed]

28 May 2009: The World Bank approved an Efficient Lighting Project for the City of Lome, Togo, including a Global Environment Facility (GEF) grant totaling US$1.82 million to: disseminate at least 400,000 compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) to replace incandescent light bulbs currently in use; organize outreach and awareness-building campaigns aimed at promoting an energy efficiency culture; and introduce a regulatory and quality control mechanism in the national distribution market for CFLs.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Report on GEF's Progress in Implementing Strategy on Technology Transfer [viewed]

27 May 2009: The UNFCCC released a document containing the “Interim report of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) on the progress made in carrying out the Poznan strategic programme on technology transfer” (FCCC/SBI/2009/3).

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UNDP Assists Indigenous People in Documenting the Impact of Climate Change [viewed]

18 May 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP), under its Global Human Rights Strengthening Programme, is training the Baka indigenous peoples in Eastern Cameroon to use video cameras to document and monitor the impact of climate change on their livelihoods.

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