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GEF Approves US$61.1 Million Work Programme for Climate Change [viewed]

26 June 2009: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council, which met from 22-24 June 2009, in Washington DC, US, approved a work programme including 20 projects within the climate change focal area, mostly related to energy efficiency, assigning US$61.1 million in GEF grants in 23 countries.

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World Bank Approves Energy Efficiency Programme in Benin [viewed]

© World Bank26 June 2009: The World Bank approved a programme that will help reduce greenhouse gases and promote clean energy use in Benin.

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World Bank Seeks Comments on its Work on Climate Change [viewed]

© World Bank June 2009: The World Bank is seeking comments on the implementation of its Strategic Framework on Development and Climate Change.

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WTO and UNEP Publish Report on Trade and Climate Change [viewed]

© UNEP26 June 2009: The World Trade Organization (WTO) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) have launched a report on trade and climate change, which reviews how trade and climate change policies interact and how they can be mutually supportive.

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GEF Council Adopts MoU to Provide Secretariat Services to the Adaptation Fund [viewed]

© GEF26 June 2009: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council met from 22-24 June 2009, in Washington DC, US, and concluded with the adoption of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Conference of the Parties acting as the Meeting of the Parties (COP/MOP) to the Kyoto Protocol to provide secretariat services to the Adaptation Fund Board.

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GEF Council Revises Allocation Framework for Climate Projects [viewed]

© GEF26 June 2009: The Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), which met from 22-24 June 2009, in Washington DC, US, evaluated a reform to the GEF's Resource Allocation Framework (RAF) to enhance transparency and outcome-oriented lending.

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ILO and World Bank Reinforce Collaboration on Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery [viewed]

18 June 2009: On the margins of the Second Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, which took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 16-19 June 2009, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Bank signed a joint statement to reinforce their collaboration to address the consequences of natural hazards and rebuild livelihoods in the aftermath of disasters.

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GEF STAP Recommends Including Adaptation in Mitigation Projects [viewed]

© GEF22 June 2009: The Global Environment Facility's (GEF) Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) has submitted to the GEF Council, which is meeting from 22-24 June 2009, in Washington DC, US, a series of “Recommendations for Improved Science and Technology Guidance in the GEF.”

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ADB Holds High-Level Dialogue on Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific, Announces Clean Energy Funds [viewed]

© ADB19 June 2009: The Asian Development Bank's (ADB) High-Level Dialogue on Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific, which took place on 16-17 June 2009, in Manila, the Philippines, highlighted the special stake and role of Asian and Pacific countries in solving the climate crisis.

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World Bank Finances Coal Power Plant Modernization in India [viewed]

© World Bank18 June 2009: The World Bank approved a US$180 million loan to the Government of India, to renovate and modernize old, inefficient and polluting coal-fired power plants. The project, which is expected to lower carbon emissions and boost power production at these plants, is co-financed with a US$45.4 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

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