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GEF, IFC and Standard and Poor's Develop Carbon Efficiency Index for Companies in Emerging Markets [viewed]

IfcGEF10 December 2009: The Global Environment Facility (GEF), the World Bank Group's International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Standard & Poor's (S&P) have launched the world's first carbon efficient index for emerging markets.

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World Bank Releases Publication on Lessons Learned with Carbon Finance [viewed]

9dic_09_028 December 2009: The World Bank has released a publication titled "10 Years of Experience in Carbon Finance - Insights from working with carbon markets for development & global greenhouse gas mitigation," which provides an overview of the Bank's experience of working with the Kyoto Protocol's flexibility mechanisms, namely the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI).

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UNDP and World Bank Release Report on Protected Areas' Role in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation [viewed]

9dic_09_038 December 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank, IUCN, The Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation and WWF have released a report titled "Natural Solutions: protected areas helping people cope with climate change."

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UNEP and GEF Support a Greener Football World Cup in 2010 [viewed]

GEF7 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) have announced support towards greening the World Cup with a one million dollar funding package to ensure that the event has a long-term sustainable impact on the country and the region.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Submission on Funds Managed by the GEF [viewed]

UNFCCC5 December 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a submission by the US on the Fourth Review of the Financial Mechanism (FCCC/SBI/2009/MISC.10/Add.1).

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GEF Videos Highlight Adaptation and Mitigation Efforts in Bhutan and China [viewed]

GEF2 December 2009: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has posted two videos showcasing adaptation efforts in Thotomi Glacier Lake, Bhutan, and its latest efforts to develop the renewable energy sector in China.

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World Bank Poll Shows Support for Mitigation Efforts, Even at a Cost [viewed]

8dic_09_082 December 2009: A World Bank poll carried out in 15 countries shows the majority of people think their country has a responsibility in taking steps to deal with climate change.

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UNDP Newsletter Highlights UN Joint Programmes Funded by the MDG Spanish Fund and Community Based Adaptation [viewed]

UndpDecember 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released the second issue of its Adaptation Bulletin, a quarterly publication, highlighting the support the organization is providing to the development of national, sub-national and community level capacities to adapt and build their resilience against climate change risks.

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Event: GEF Council Meeting [viewed]

The GEF Council Meeting will develop, adopt and evaluate GEF programmes. Council members representing 32 constituencies (16 from developing countries, 14 from developed countries, and two from countries with transitional economies) will be represented. An NGO Consultation will be held on the first day.  

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Event: GEF Council Meeting [viewed]

The dates for the 39th GEF Council meeting were selected at the end of the November 2009 meeting of the GEF Council (http://thegef.org/uploadedfiles/C.36.%20Joint%20Summary.final.pdf). The GEF Council Meeting will develop, adopt and evaluate GEF programs. Council members representing 32 constituencies (16 from developing countries, 14 from developed countries, and two from countries with transitional economies) will be represented at the Council Meeting. An NGO Consultation will be held on 15 November 2010.  

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