Finance

COP 20 Side Event Focuses on Clean Technology Funds [viewed]

limacop202 December 2014: Participants discussed the role of innovative models to support clean energy technologies and their international replicability, including in the context of shaping Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), at a side event at the Lima Climate Change Conference. ClimateNet and the Swiss Association for Environmentally Conscious Management convened the event, titled 'Implementing and Replicating Innovative Energy Transition Programs and Clean Technology Funds.'

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TWN, South Centre Highlight Equity as Gateway to Mitigation and Adaptation Ambition [viewed]

limacop201 December 2014: On the sidelines of the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the UNFCCC in Lima, Peru, developing country panelists discussed critical steps to secure an equitable and just climate agreement by COP 21 in Paris, France. The Third World Network (TWN) and South Centre organized the event on 'Perspectives on the 2015 Paris Deal: Options on the Road from Lima 2014 to Paris 2015.'

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EU Parliament Outlines Priorities for Post-2015 Development Agenda [viewed]

europeanparliament27 November 2014: The European Parliament has adopted a resolution defining its collective priorities for the post-2015 development agenda. Priorities include ending poverty and fighting inequalities, a human rights-based approach, and a variety of social, economic, and environmental development issues.

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CIFOR Proposes Steps for REDD+ Benefit Sharing Safeguards [viewed]

CIFOR1 December 2014: In support of discussions on REDD+ at the Lima Climate Change Conference, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) released a series of briefs on REDD+ safeguards. The second in the series considers safeguards within the framework of REDD+ benefit sharing mechanisms.

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Adaptation Finance Side Event Promotes Accountability, Transparency and Monitoring in Project Management [viewed]

limacop201 December 2014: Participants addressed approaches to adaptation finance, including mainstreaming funds from the global to the national level and the importance of direct access at an event convened on the sidelines of the Lima Climate Change Conference. The event, titled 'Adaptation Finance: Global to Local Perspectives,' emphasized the value of accountability for failed projects, credibility of National Implementing Entities (NIEs) and internalizing the cost of climate change for polluters responsible for it.

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CDM Executive Board Urges Countries to Recommit to the CDM [viewed]

UNFCCC28 November 2014: The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board has called on countries to renew their commitment to the CDM, highlighting its effectiveness and continuing role in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and contributing to sustainable development as well as its potential to effectively serve the ultimate objective of the UNFCCC.

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UN Climate Change Conference Opens in Lima, Peru [viewed]

UNFCCC1 December 2014: The UN Climate Change Conference opened in Lima, Peru, and will continue through 12 December. Delegates are expected “to lay the foundation” for a new climate agreement in Paris in 2015, work towards streamlining elements of a draft agreement for Paris and explore common ground on unresolved issues in order to achieve a balanced draft text.

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AfDB, World Bank Partner to Improve Hydromet Services in Africa [viewed]

AfDB27 November 2014: The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Bank held a seminar on improving Africa's hydrological and meteorological systems in order to capture weather and climate data and disseminate information to assist in development planning. Discussions emphasized the critical role of hydrometeorological services in providing information to support economic development and build resilience in many sectors in Africa, including disaster risk reduction and management, water, agriculture, transport, energy, public health and aviation safety and security.

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UNFCCC Publishes Addendum to GEF Report to COP 20 [viewed]

UNFCCC25 November 2014: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released an addendum to the report of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the UNFCCC, containing information on consultations between the GEF and the Climate Technology Center and Network (CTCN). The report discusses a workshop that was co-organized by the GEF Secretariat and the CTCN, during which participants considered, inter alia, joint efforts and cooperation to accelerate climate-related technology transfer.

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IPCC Publishes Full Report on Climate Change Mitigation [viewed]

IPCC28 November 2014: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published the full version of Working Group III's (WG III) contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), titled ‘Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change,' in advance of the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru. The report explores solutions involved in climate change mitigation based on a comprehensive assessment of the relevant scientific, technical and socioeconomic literature and describes the costs, benefits, risks and trade-offs of alternative policy options.

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