Finance

IICA, GIZ Help Costa Rica Prepare NAMAs for Coffee, Waste and Public Transport Sectors [viewed]

23 November 2012: The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Germany's international cooperation agency (GIZ) and Costa Rica's Environment Ministry (MINAET) are assisting that country's coffee, solid waste management and public transport sectors in preparing Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMAs) for their sectors to gain financing for reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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WEF, UNFCCC Launch Initiative on Innovative Financing for Climate-Friendly Investment [viewed]

UNFCCC27 November 2012: The World Economic Forum (WEF) and UNFCCC Secretariat have announced an initiative to showcase successful public-private financing mechanisms and approaches to supporting climate change adaption and mitigation activities. The initiative, called “Momentum for Change: Innovative Financing for Climate-friendly Investment,” will inform governments, investors, business, public finance agencies and the media about opportunities to leverage innovative finance for sustainable growth.

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OECD Study Discusses Mobilizing LCR Investment [viewed]

OECD23 November 2012: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a working paper on “Mobilising Investment in Low Carbon, Climate Resilient Infrastructure.” The paper discusses how governments can encourage private investment in low-carbon, climate resilient (LCR) infrastructure by improving projects' risk-return profile.

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BCIE Funds Study of Energy Generation from Porcine Wastes in Honduras [viewed]

12 November 2012: The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE) is partially funding a feasibility study, by the firm BioenergyR4E Choloma, of a project for a power generation plant using manure from pig farms as its fuel.

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Adaptation Fund Board Accredits National Implementing Entities in Costa Rica, Morocco [viewed]

Adaptation Fund21 November 2012: The Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) has accredited two new entities as a National Implementing Entities (NIEs): the Fundecooperacion for Sustainable Development of Costa Rica, and the Agency for Agricultural Development (ADA) of Morocco.

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EU Set to Meet €7.2 Billion Pledge in Fast Start Funding [viewed]

28 November 2012: The EU has reported that it is on track to deliver €7.2 billion in fast start funding by 2013 to developing countries to strengthen their resilience to climate change. According to a new publication, the EU and its member states have already mobilized €7.14 billion, amounting to almost one-third of the US$30 billion pledged by developing countries over the three years 2010-2012.

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COP 18 Participants Call for Greater Coordination of CBD, UNFCCC on REDD+ Safeguards [viewed]

27 November 2012: The Philippines Climate Change Commission, the Federal Office for the Environment Switzerland, the Ateneo School of Government and Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation jointly convened a side event on common guidance for safeguards on REDD+. The event included the presentation of results of a joint initiative between Switzerland and the Philippines.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Philippines' Submission on Technology Transfer [viewed]

28 November 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a conference room paper containing a submission from the Philippines to the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action (AWG LCA) on technology development and transfer to support action on mitigation and adaptation.

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UNITAR Pilots Capacity Building Programme for Climate Negotiators in Doha [viewed]

23 November 2012: In the run up to the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Multilateral Diplomacy Programme (MDP) of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and UK climate and energy consultancy Ricardo-AEA held a pilot face to face training workshop in Doha, Qatar, for climate change negotiators.

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FAO Report Highlights Links between Mitigation and Adaptation, and Forests and Trees [viewed]

FAO29 November 2012: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a report highlighting its contribution to climate change adaptation and mitigation in forests.

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