Finance

World Bank Global Development Marketplace Awards US$4.8 Million to Innovative Adaptation Ideas [viewed]

developmentmarketplacelogo13 November 2009: The World Bank awarded close to US$5 million to 26 innovative climate adaptation projects, through a contest for community-based ideas to tackle the effects of climate change.

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ADB's Future Carbon Fund Receives US$20 Million Commitment from Republic of Korea [viewed]

Logo-adb13 November 2009: The Republic of Korea is the first Asian country to join the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Future Carbon Fund, with a $20 million commitment to acquire post-2012 carbon credits.

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UNFCCC Publishes Report on the Progress and Outlook of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer [viewed]

UNFCCC12 November 2009: The UNFCCC has released an advance report by the Chair of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer (EGTT) evaluating its work in 2008-2009 and presenting its 2010-2011 work programme, to be considered at the 31st sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), and Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), to be held from 7-18 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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GEF's Transport Project in Mexico Wins Harvard Award [viewed]

GEF12 November 2009: The Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership was awarded to the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and partners for their work on reducing greenhouse gas emissions through a sustainable transport bus project in Mexico City called Metrobus.

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CIF Calls for Nominations of Experts to Forest Investment Program [viewed]

cif-calls-for-nominations11 November 2009: The Climate Investment Fund (CIF) has called for nominations of experts to serve on the Expert Group for the Forest Investment Program (FIP), to work on the selection of country or regional pilots for the FIP.

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Climate Vulnerable Countries Issue Declaration for Copenhagen [viewed]

climatevulnerableforum10 November 2009: Maldives hosted a high-level climate change summit focusing on ‘climate vulnerable' States, from 9-10 November 2009, in Bandos Island Resort, with a view to drawing attention to the specific challenges, adaptation and green development needs of the States that are most vulnerable to global climate change.

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Ramsar Co-organizes Workshop on Wetlands and Carbon Offsets [viewed]

Ramsar6 November 2009: The Danone-IUCN-Ramsar partnership hosted a three-day expert workshop on “Achieving carbon offsets through mangroves and other wetlands,” from 9-11 November 2009, in Gland, Switzerland.

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UN-REDD Releases Third Newsletter [viewed]

Un-reddOctober 2009: The UN-REDD Programme has published the third issue of its newsletter, featuring news on: five new countries that joined the UN-REDD Programme; the first regional consultation between indigenous peoples' organizations from Asia and the Pacific and the UN-REDD Programme; and the Democratic Republic of the Congo's request for funding of a Congo Basin approach for monitoring, reporting and verification.

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UN Secretary-General Urges All Heads of State and Government to Attend High-Level Segment in Copenhagen [viewed]

COP 1512 November 2009: In a statement issued by his Spokesperson, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the invitation by Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen of Denmark for Heads of State and government to attend the closing days of the UN Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen on 17-18 December 2009.

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GEF Council Meeting Decides on Climate Change Financing [viewed]

GEF12 November 2009: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council Meeting took place in Washington DC, US, from 10-12 November 2009, and addressed climate change financing, among other issues.

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