Finance

IEA Releases World Energy Outlook 2010 [viewed]

9 November 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released the 2010 edition of its flagship publication, the World Energy Outlook, which projects global energy production and consumption out to 2035 based on three scenarios: current policies; policies promised since the agreement of the Copenhagen Accord; and the IEA's best case, 450ppm scenario.

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UNEP Executive Director Calls on G-20 to Transition Towards a Green Economy [viewed]

9 November 2010: The Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Achim Steiner, has urged leaders of the G-20 Summit convening in Seoul, Republic of Korea, to evolve their vision toward an inclusive, sustainable green growth underpinned by clean technologies and ecosystems.

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Proposed Agenda and Annotations for CDM EB-58 Released [viewed]

8 November 2010: The proposed agenda and annotations, together with the draft work programme, for the 58th meeting of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) are now available on the CDM website.

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UN Secretary-General Addresses International Finance Forum [viewed]

8 November 2010: In a message to the 2010 International Finance Forum in Beijing, China, delivered on his behalf by Renata Lok-Dessallien, Resident Coordinator in China, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underlined that global economic management "can no longer afford to neglect the most vulnerable or disadvantaged."

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EU Highlights Environmental Issues Before G20 Leaders Summit [viewed]

5 November 2010: In a joint letter to the G20 Leaders, Herman Van Rompuy, European Council President, and Manuel Barroso, European Commission President, presented the views of the EU on key issues on the agenda of the upcoming G20 Leaders Summit, including full support for G20 work on development as an important contribution to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and addressing environmental issues.

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EU Funds Drought Response in Bolivia [viewed]

4 November 2010: The European Commission has allocated €1.5 million to provide humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable people affected by droughts in the Bolivian region of Chaco, as well as measures reducing vulnerability in future droughts and enhancing the resilience of communities.

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IFC Presents Climate Risk Assessment Pilot Studies [viewed]

November 2010: The International Finance Corporation (IFC) published a report titled "Climate Risk and Business: Practical Methods for Assessing Risk," which aims to better understand gaps and barriers to climate risk analysis, test and develop risk evaluation methodologies, and identify possible adaptation responses and needs of the private sector.

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EU, Mexico Discuss Preparations for Cancun [viewed]

28 October 2010: The tenth meeting of the Joint Committee between the EU and Mexico – a mechanism established under the Mexico-EU Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement – was held in Mexico City, Mexico, on 27-28 October 2010, addressing, among other issues, preparations for the Cancun Climate Change Conference.

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Event: Latin America and the Caribbean-European Union Forum: Fiscal Policy and an Environmentally Sustainable Economy in the Context of Climate Change [viewed]

This event is convened by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile and the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Carribean (ECLAC).  

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Guest Article #50: The Accomplishments of the REDD+ Partnership: A Solid Foundation [viewed]

The overarching objective of the REDD+ Partnership is monumental. As partners, we seek to slow, stop and reverse one of the most significant sources of carbon emissions and losses of biodiversity in the history of mankind! Thoughtfully designed, REDD+ can fulfill international objectives related to climate change, conservation, biodiversity preservation, sustainable livelihoods, and the REDD+ Partnership can be instrumental toward achieving these goals.

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