World Bank

World Bank Receives Pledge from Norway for Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund [viewed]

9 October 2010: Norway has pledged US$30 million to the Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF), entrusted to the World Bank, with the aim of supporting Guyana's policies for limiting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and its progress in governance-related indicators.

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IMF-World Bank Development Committee Encourages Collaboration with UNFCCC [viewed]

9 October 2010: The Joint Ministerial Committee of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the Transfer of Real Resources to developing Countries (or Development Committee) met on 9 October 2010, in Washington DC, US. The meeting concluded with the adoption of a Communiqué in which ministers recognize the World Bank's work in the area of climate change, including the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), and encourage further collaboration with the UNFCCC.

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Event: IDB Training Workshop on Climate Change: Corporate Environmental Responsibility and Market Mechanisms [viewed]

The regional workshop on “Climate Change: Corporate Responsibility and Market Mechanisms” will bring together experts from financial markets, corporate environmental responsibility and carbon markets to discuss experiences and opportunities for the private sector in these areas. This event is co-organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&F BOVESPA) and the World Bank.  

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World Bank Briefs NGOs on Consultations for Energy and Environment Strategies [viewed]

7 October 2010: The World Bank organized, on 7 October 2010, in Washington, DC, US, a briefing for NGOs regarding the recently completed first round of global multistakeholder consultations for updated strategies on Energy and Environment.

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IDA Presents its Work on Disaster Risk Reduction [viewed]

September 2010: The International Development Association (IDA) published a brief report on its activities relating to disaster risk reduction (DRR) and sustainable development, highlighting projects to support DRR as a strategic priority in country development strategies.

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World Bank and IDB Co-Organize Energy Efficiency and Access Forum for Latin America [viewed]

29 September 2010: An Energy Efficiency and Access Forum, which was jointly organized by the Mexican Government, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank, highlighted that Latin America's power generating capacity may need to double over the next 20 years to meet the growing demand for electricity.

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IFC Publishes Strategy to Engage Private Sector in Adaptation [viewed]

September 2010: The International Finance Corporation (IFC) published a report by Asian Tigers Capital Partners defining "A Strategy to Engage the Private Sector in Climate Change Adaptation in Bangladesh."

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Event: Energy Efficiency and Access Forum [viewed]

The Energy Efficiency and Access Forum is organized by the Mexican Secretary of Energy, the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The event is being organized in the run up to the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancún to take place in December of this year. The debate will center around three main topics: norms and standardization; capacity building and dissemination of information to the public; and successful programs from Mexico and other countries.  

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World Bank Appoints Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Leader [viewed]

9 September 2010: The World Bank announced the appointment of Daniel M. Kammen as the organization's Chief Technical Specialist for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, a new position created to provide strategic leadership on this topic within the Bank.

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World Bank Distributes CFL Lightbulbs in Ethiopia [viewed]

2 September 2010: The World Bank's International Development Association (IDA) and the Ethiopian Government designed a comprehensive demand-side programme to relieve pressure from Ethiopia's electricity supply grid, including the free distribution of five million compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) to consumers in exchange for their incandescent bulbs.

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