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ESMAP Report Outlines Models to Formalize Commercial Wood Energy Sectors in Developing Countries [viewed]

9 January 2012: The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) of the World Bank has published a report, titled "Commercial Woodfuel Production: Experience from Three Locally Controlled Wood Production Models," as part of its Knowledge Series. 

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ESMAP Works to Revitalize the Maldives's Energy Regulatory Framework [viewed]

8 January 2013: The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) of the World Bank has published a press release on a project to improve the institutional framework for energy in the Maldives to help meet the country's climate change mitigation goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2020.

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World Bank-Supported Event Encourages Youth to Consider Green South Asia [viewed]

World Bank24 December 2012: Supported by the World Bank, the 9th annual South Asia Economic Students Meet (SAESM), held in Kathmandu, Nepal, from 18-22 December 2012, provided a cross-cultural platform for future Asian leaders to exchange innovative ideas on environmental challenges. Under the theme "Towards a Green South Asia," the goal was to engage youth from rising South Asian economies on environmental solutions, while encouraging regional cooperation.

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Event: Carbon Expo: Global Carbon Market Fair and Conference [viewed]

This meeting is sponsored by Fira Barcelona, the International Emissions Trading Association and the World Bank. Some of the issues to be addressed at the Expo include: Future of Global Carbon Trading; Funding a Low Carbon and Energy Secure Future; Reforming the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme; Latest Developments in Emerging Emissions Trading Programmes in China, Republic of Korea, California, Australia, and Quebec; EU Carbon and Energy Prices; Voluntary CO2 Offset Prices; Financing Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs); Energy Efficiency and Low Carbon Investments; The Voluntary Carbon Market and REDD; CDM Issues and PoAs; The Future of Kyoto "Filling the Gaps;" Aviation and Shipping; and The Role of Carbon Capture and Storage in the New Energy Future.  

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Global LEAP Awards Outstanding Off-grid Solar Lighting Products [viewed]

19 December 2012: The Clean Energy Ministerial's (CEM) Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) has announced the laureates of the Lighting Global Outstanding Product Awards, which recognizes sustainable off-grid solar lighting products for people without access to electricity in developing countries.

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Adaptation Fund Board Accredits NIE, Approves Projects in Argentina and Sri Lanka [viewed]

Adaptation Fund14 December 2012: At its 19th meeting, the Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) accredited its 15th National Implementing Entity (NIE), the International Cooperation Agency of Chile; and approved $12.3 million in grants to fund projects in Argentina and Sri Lanka.

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GEF Supports C4C Climate Video Launch in Times Square [viewed]

18 December 2012: With support from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), the Connect4climate (C4C) campaign coalition with a strong focus on Africa youth and the use of social media has been launched in Times Square, NY, through a 25-second climate music video resulting from a collaboration between Eminem and the Kenyan hip hop group TS1.

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Barefoot Power's Solar Lighting Activities Registered under the CDM [viewed]

20 December 2012: The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and World Bank's Lighting Africa programme has announced that the clean energy company Barefoot Power has successfully registered its programme of activities under the UNFCCC Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

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FAO Launches New FAOSTAT Website [viewed]

FAODecember 2012: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a new interface for FAOSTAT, providing a new easy platform for food and agriculture statistics. FAOSTAT includes raw data, analyses and tools to compare data across a series of thematic areas. The data cover 245 countries and 35 regions from 1961 to the present. 

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World Bank Hosts Online Discussions on Poverty Eradication [viewed]

World BankDecember 2012: The World Bank has launched an initiative called “Striking Poverty,” an online space designed to empower a global community of innovators to end poverty through open discussion and debate. Currently, the platform features a discussion on carbon and climate change, with a focus on innovations in low-emissions development for poverty alleviation and sustainable development.

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