Finance

Meeting Seeks to Galvanize Support for Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources [viewed]

7 December 2010: A high-level meeting with representatives of more than 60 countries was organized by the Government of Italy under the theme "Leading the Field," to raise support for the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources (ITPGR), its Benefit-sharing Fund (BSF), and its role in addressing food security in a time of climate change.

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GEF Approves Housing Energy Efficiency Project [viewed]

3 December 2010: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approved a US$9.6 million project to improve energy efficiency of houses in the Russian Federation.

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OECD Releases Paper on Climate Policies and Competitiveness [viewed]

November 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), together with the International Energy Agency (IEA), has released a report titled “Addressing International Competitiveness in a World of Non-uniform Carbon Pricing: Lessons from a Decade of OECD Analysis.”

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UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies Complete their Work in Cancun [viewed]

4 December 2010: On 4 December 2010, the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies for Implementation (SBI) and Scientific and Technical Advice (SBSTA) completed their work for their sessions in Cancun, Mexico.

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ASB to Build Capacity for REDD Negotiators [viewed]

4 December 2010: The Alternatives to Slash and Burn Partnership at the World Agroforestry Centre (ASB-ICRAF) has launched the second phase of its project on "Building REDD Capacity for Developing Country Negotiators and Land Managers."

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OECD/IEA Brief Highlights Options for Developing Country Participation in Market Mechanisms [viewed]

November 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), together with the International Energy Agency (IEA), has released a policy brief titled “Scaled-up Market Mechanisms – What is Needed to Move Forward?” as part of a series of documents summarizing the OECD's climate change-related work.

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Forest Day Highlights Urgency to Act on REDD+ [viewed]

5 December 2010: Forest Day 4, held on the sidelines of the Cancun Climate Change Conference, addressed the need to press on with a global mechanism for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable use of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+).

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UNEP Releases Waste and Climate Change Report [viewed]

3 December 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) International Environmental Technology Centre has released a report titled "Waste and Climate Change: Global Trends and Strategy Framework."

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OECD Publishes Climate Finance Recommendations [viewed]

3 December 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released the document “Financing Climate Change Action and Boosting Technology Change” as part of a series summarizing the OECD's climate-change related work, and making recommendations to UNFCCC COP 16. 

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IEA Reviews Emissions Trading Schemes [viewed]

November 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released an information paper titled “Reviewing Existing and Proposed Emissions Trading Systems.”

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