Finance

World Bank Receives Pledge from Norway for Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund [viewed]

9 October 2010: Norway has pledged US$30 million to the Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF), entrusted to the World Bank, with the aim of supporting Guyana's policies for limiting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and its progress in governance-related indicators.

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ITTO Publishes Article on Greening REDD+ [viewed]

October 2010: The latest issue of Tropical Forest Update, a publication of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), includes an article on tools and measures for ensuring REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, as well as the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks) provides biodiversity benefits.

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Fifth BASIC Meeting Focuses on Preparations for Cancun [viewed]

11 October 2010: The fifth ministerial meeting on climate change of Brazil, South Africa, India and China (BASIC) was held in Tianjin, China, from 10-11 October 2010, and focused on issues related to the Cancun Climate Change Conference.

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IEA Posts Presentations from Emissions Trading Workshop [viewed]

11 October 2010: Presentations have been made available online from the 10th Annual Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Emission Trading, organized by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), from 20-21 September 2010, in Paris, France.

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AfDB, UNITAR Collaborate to Provide Climate Change Reporting Training [viewed]

8 October 2010: About 40 African journalists attended a training workshop on climate change reporting that was held from 8-10 October 2010, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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UNEP Finance Initiative Releases Publication on Environmental Externalities [viewed]

October 2010: The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) have released a publication titled “Universal Ownership: Why environmental externalities matter to institutional investors.” 

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Tianjin Talks Forward Negotiating Texts to Cancun [viewed]

10 October 2010: The 14th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 14) and the 12th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 12) convened in Tianjin, China, from 4-9 October 2010.

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IMF-World Bank Development Committee Encourages Collaboration with UNFCCC [viewed]

9 October 2010: The Joint Ministerial Committee of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the Transfer of Real Resources to developing Countries (or Development Committee) met on 9 October 2010, in Washington DC, US. The meeting concluded with the adoption of a Communiqué in which ministers recognize the World Bank's work in the area of climate change, including the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), and encourage further collaboration with the UNFCCC.

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COFO 2010 Calls for 360 Degree Perspective on Forests [viewed]

8 October 2010: The 20th session of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Committee on Forestry (COFO 2010), which convened from 4-8 October 2010, at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, was dominated by calls for an inter-sectoral approach to address problems facing forests.

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UNCTAD Convenes Meeting of Experts on the Green Economy [viewed]

8 October 2010: The UN Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) convened an ad hoc expert meeting to discuss "The Green Economy: Trade and Sustainable Development Implications" from 7-8 October 2010, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

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