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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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Adaptation Fund Partners with UN Foundation to Accept Private Donations [viewed]

Adaptation Fund30 November 2012: The Adaptation Fund and the UN Foundation have announced a partnership to allow donations from the private sector and individuals for the Adaptation Fund. The partnership was announced at a side event held on the margins of the Doha Climate Change Conference.

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NAMA Partnership Launched at COP 18 [viewed]

5 December 2012: A new partnership aiming to share knowledge and successful ideas for developing Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) was launched on the sidelines of the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the UNFCCC in Doha, Qatar. The partnership will focus on: NAMAs in the context of national development; NAMA preparation for different sectors or technologies; and how to finance NAMAs. 

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Agriculture, Landscapes and Rural Development Day Shares Advancements on Climate-Smart Agriculture [viewed]

3 December 2012: Lamenting the lack of progress on agriculture in the UNFCCC negotiations, participants at the Agriculture, Landscapes and Rural Development Day explored options for climate-smart agriculture to address mitigation, adaptation and smallholder farmer challenges.

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World Bank Releases Report on Climate Change in the MENA Region [viewed]

World Bank5 December 2012: The World Bank has released a report, titled "Adaptation to a Changing Climate in the Arab Countries: a Case for Adaptation Governance and Leadership in Building Climate Resilience," which assesses the impact of climate change in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and stresses the need for adaptation programmes based on strong leadership and prioritization of climate policies at the national level.

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ESMAP Report Finds Large Potential for Low-Carbon Growth Strategies [viewed]

4 December 2012: The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) of the World Bank has released a new report, titled "Planning for a Low Carbon Future: Lessons Learned from Seven Country Studies," which presents results from cases studies on strategies to develop long-term frameworks for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that contribute to economic growth.

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World Bank Provides Update on Indigenous Community Climate Change Planning Project [viewed]

World Bank29 November 2012: The World Bank has provided an update of a Bank-supported project in Colombia that assists indigenous communities in the Putumayo Department plan for adaptation to climate change. The project won a small grant in 2009 during the Bank's annual "Development Marketplace" competition.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Offsets Carbon Footprint with Adaptation Fund CERs [viewed]

30 November 2012: The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat has agreed to offset greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions remaining after its own emissions reduction efforts, including its travel emissions from attendance to the Doha Climate Change Conference. The decision came as an agreement with the Adaptation Fund Board and its trustee, the World Bank.

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