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World Bank Funds Energy Efficiency and Renewables in Rwanda [viewed]

© World Bank15 October 2009: The World Bank has approved an International Development Agency (IDA) grant for US$4.5 million equivalent, to improve the policy and institutional framework of the renewable energy and energy efficiency sub-sectors and to increase private sector participation in the renewable energy sector in Rwanda.

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Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Visits Amerindian Communities in Guyana to Discuss REDD [viewed]

© World Bank13 October 2009: Government, civil society and donor representatives met with 16 Amerindian communities in Guyana on a multi-stakeholder visit requested by the Global Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Participants Committee, to approve a preparation grant for Guyana aimed at financing the REDD design phase.

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Uganda Registers First African Forestry Project under CDM [viewed]

© WB6 October 2009: The first African reforestation project to be registered under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is being undertaken by Uganda's National Forestry Authority, in association with local community organizations.

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World Bank Estimates Costs of Adaptation [viewed]

© The World Bank30 September 2009: The World Bank has presented the results of an Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change (EACC) study, which estimates costs of adaptation to climate change in developing countries will be in the order of US$75-100 billion per year for the period 2010-2050, considering a 2°C warmer world.

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IFAD Executive Board Approves Funding for Climate Change Adaptation Projects [viewed]

© IFAD15 September 2009: The 97th meeting of the Executive Board of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), held from 14-15 September 2009, in Rome, Italy, approved grants and loans totalling US$217.82 million for projects in 15 countries.

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World Energy Forum Convenes International Energy Conference at UN Headquarters [viewed]

1 September 2009: The World Energy Forum, in cooperation with the United Nations and the World Bank, recently concluded a two-day conference on meeting global energy needs.

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World Bank's World Development Report Calls for Financial Assistance for Low Carbon Development [viewed]

© World Bank15 September 2009: The World Bank has launched “World Development Report 2010: Development and Climate Change.”

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World Bank Exceeds Target on Investments in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency [viewed]

© World Bank 10 September 2009: The World Bank Group's investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and programs in developing countries rose 24% in the last fiscal year to reach US$3.3 billion.

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World Bank Extends Deadline for Comments on Implementation of Strategic Framework on Development and Climate Change [viewed]

© World Bank8 September 2009: In order to help disseminate its climate-related work since the adoption of the Strategic Framework on Development and Climate Change in 2008, the World Bank has issued a booklet titled “Development and Climate Change: The World Bank Group at Work,” which is now translated into Spanish and French and posted on the Bank's website.

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South Asia Regional Climate Change Conference Highlights Vulnerabilities of South Asia to Climate Change [viewed]

© Kathmandu 1 September 2009: Government leaders meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal, for the South Asia Regional Climate Change Conference “A Vision for Addressing Climate Change Risks and Vulnerabilities in the Himalayas” issued a Final Statement noting that South Asia, including the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region, is a climate change hot spot that influences the lives of half of the world's population, is highly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change, and is characterized by critical knowledge gaps, especially of mountain ecosystems within and across its constituent units.

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