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C4C, Alcantara Highlight Sustainability at Milan Design Week [viewed]

4 April 2013: The World Bank's Connect4Climate (C4) initiative and Alcantara, a private company, held the "Alcantara Dialogues - Connect4Climate: Re-think, Re-Design, Re-new," at the Temporary Museum for New Design, in Milan, Italy, during Milan Design Week on 9-14 April 2013.

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Event: Fifth Scaling up Renewable Energy Program (SREP) Pilot Country Meeting [viewed]

The fifth meeting of pilot countries participating in the Program for Scaling-up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries (SREP) will provide a platform for pilot and reserve countries to share updates on the status of their projects, last assessed in October 2012. Sessions will focus on the areas of monitoring and reporting on energy access results, project delivery, and private sector engagement. A full day will be devoted to renewable energy progress in SREP countries and participants will take part in a field visit to Villingili Island. The countries participating in SREP are: Ethiopia, Honduras, Kenya, Maldives, Mali, Liberia, Nepal and Tanzania.  

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Event: Seventh Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) Meeting [viewed]

During the seventh meeting of pilot countries and regions participating in the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR), participants will share updates regarding the implementation of the PPCR progress, mainly addressing monitoring and reporting, country coordination, stakeholder engagement, knowledge management, and private sector involvement. The event is organized in association with the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Trust Fund Committee and Sub-Committee Meetings. PPCR pilots are expected to establish baselines and targets for core indicators by August 2013. The countries and regions participating in the PPCR are: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Cambodia, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Tajikistan, Yemen, Zambia, Caribbean region, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Pacific region, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Tonga.  

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Workshop Updates MENA Region's Investment Plan for Concentrated Solar Power [viewed]

5 April 2013: The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Bank organized a workshop on the Middle East and North African (MENA) region's 2009 Investment Plan for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), which resulted in an updated and revised Plan that will be presented to the Climate Investment Funds' (CIF) Trust Fund Committee in May.

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Guest Article #94: Connect4Climate – Right Here, Right Now [viewed]

The movie industry has always had an easy sell with end-of-the-world scripts. The fantastical scenarios of mankind's final struggle for survival – triggered by extreme weather anomalies, epidemics, or meteorite impacts – appear to provide audiences around the globe with the level of emotional comfort that even in the most adverse of circumstances, the human race will find ways to overcome its internal divisions and face a common threat united. So why are we not acting the same way in real life?

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GEF, PPCR Support Climate Risk and Land Management Project in Tajikistan [viewed]

World Bank29 March 2013: The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$14.85 million grant for the Tajikistan Environmental Land Management and Rural Livelihoods Project, which aims to assist communities in Tajikistan to develop climate-resilient policies.

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World Bank Calls for Climate Change Adaptation Measures in the Arab World [viewed]

World BankMarch 2013: The World Bank has released a study, titled "Economics of Climate Change in the Arab World," which presents case studies on the impacts of climate change in Syria, Tunisia and Yemen, highlighting the urgency of implementing adaptation measures.

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Event: Regional Scientific Workshop on Allometric Equations in Central Africa [viewed]

The workshop, convened by the World Bank, the UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) and the Commission des Forets d'Afrique Centrale (COMIFAC), is to take stock of the scientific work in Central Africa on the assessment of carbon stocks. The workshop will have a particular focus on allometric equations in the context of REDD+.  

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UNDP, World Bank Hold Workshop to Establish Viet Nam CFO Platform [viewed]

27 March 2013: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank held a design workshop to develop a Climate Finance Options (CFO) Platform for Viet Nam (CFO-CN) in Hanoi, Viet Nam. This knowledge platform is expected to facilitate increased collaboration on, and discussion of, climate finance in Viet Nam.

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FCPF Carbon Fund and Participants Committee Meetings Discuss REDD+ Activities [viewed]

World Bank27 March 2013: Two recent meetings of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), its Sixth Meeting of the Carbon Fund Participants (CF6, 15-16 March) and its 14th Meeting of the Participants Committee (PC14, 19-21 March 2013), have discussed updates on emissions reductions programmes and considered presentations on REDD+ readiness from a number of countries.

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