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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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ADB Releases Report on Understanding and Responding to Climate Change in Developing Asia [viewed]

© ADB June 2009: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) published a report on “Understanding and Responding to Climate Change in Developing Asia.”

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UNCCD Marks World Day to Combat Desertification, Drylands Projects Announced [viewed]

© UNCCD<br /> 17 June 2009: The Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) selected the theme “Conserving land and water = Securing our common future” for the 17 June celebration of World Day to Combat Desertification.

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UN Secretary-General Calls for Asia's Involvement in the Fight Against Climate Change [viewed]

16 June 2009: In a video message to the High-Level Dialogue: Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific, which was organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila, the Philippines, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recalled that 2009 is the year of climate change and listed its impacts in the Asian region, including shrinking glaciers that threaten water supplies and food security, rising sea levels, desertification and land degradation.

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