Finance

OECD/IEA Release Paper on Building Blocks of Market Mechanisms [viewed]

November 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have released a joint secretariat information paper titled “Market Readiness: Building Blocks for Market Approaches,” in response to a request from the Climate Change Expert Group on the UNFCCC.

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OECD/IEA Offer Insights on Low-Emission Development Strategies [viewed]

November 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have released a joint secretariat information paper titled “Low-Emission Development Strategies (LEDS): Technical, Institutional and Policy Lessons.” The paper was developed in response to a request from the Climate Change Expert Group on the UNFCCC.

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Development and Climate Days at COP 16 Focus on Scientific Knowledge [viewed]

5 December 2010: The “Development and Climate Days at COP 16” event was held in Cancun, Mexico, from 4-5 December 2010, in parallel with the the 16th Conference of the Parties (COP 16) to the UNFCCC and the sixth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 6).

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Cancun Oceans Day Discusses Strategy on Oceans and Climate [viewed]

4 December 2010: The Cancun Oceans Day event convened in Cancun, Mexico, on 4 December 2010, organized by the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands, in association with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Secretaries of Environment and Natural Resources of the Mexican States of Campeche, Quintana Roo, and Yucatan, and the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), Mexico, in collaboration with other partners.

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EIB Grants Climate Mitigation Loan to China [viewed]

3 December 2010: The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a 500 million euro loan to China to fund projects supporting climate change mitigation.

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CDM Executive Board Launches Calls for Public Input [viewed]

1 December 2010: As agreed at its 58th meeting, the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has launched two calls for public inputs.

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Guest Article #52: The Role of Renewable Energy in Achieving Climate Goals [viewed]

The past twelve months have seen some important developments in international climate policy, preparing the ground for the adoption of new measures in the coming years. The UN negotiations on climate change held in December 2009 in Copenhagen did not result in a legally-binding agreement on limiting emissions of greenhouse gases.

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South Africa Confirms Durban for COP 17, Launches Website [viewed]

29 November 2010: The Government of South Africa has announced that the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 17) and the seventh Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 7) will take place in 2011 in Durban, South Africa.

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EU Announces Climate Change Windows for Regional Funding [viewed]

29 November 2010: The EU has announced specific climate change "windows" in all EU regional investment facilities, to enable tracking of all climate change-related projects funded by the EU, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and other European Finance Institutions, encompassing both public and private investments in the areas of transport, energy, environment, water, sanitation and forests.

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Japan, Bangladesh Discuss Stronger Partnership [viewed]

29 November 2010: At a meeting held in Japan on 29 November 2010, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan agreed on a joint statement for a stronger partnership towards peace and prosperity in the international community and the South Asian Region, including on climate change and disaster preparedness.

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