Mitigation

UNFCCC SCF Releases Biennial Assessment of Climate Finance Flows [viewed]

UNFCCC3 December 2014: The UNFCCC Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) has released a compilation of information and data on financial flows supporting mitigation and adaptation within countries and via international support. The assessment estimates a lower range of global total climate finance flows of US$340 billion a year for the period 2011-2012 and an upper range of at least US$650 billion.

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GEF Publication Summarizes 20 Years of UNFCCC COP Guidance [viewed]

GEF3 December 2014: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has presented a report to the 20th session of the Conference of Parties (COP 20) to the UNFCCC in Lima, Peru, on its response to guidance received at COP 19 in 2013. As an operating entity of the UNFCCC's financial mechanism, the GEF functions under the guidance of and is accountable to the COP, which decides on UNFCCC-related policies, programme priorities and eligibility criteria.

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World Bank Loan to Help Uruguay Mitigate Climate Shocks [viewed]

World Bank2 December 2014: The World Bank Group has approved a US$200 million loan to stabilize electricity costs and tariffs in the event of droughts in Uruguay, with the aim of avoiding financial pressures that might affect the government's ability to provide services to the poor. The loan will contribute to providing insurance coverage to support the Energy Stabilization Fund in mitigating climate shocks while helping to diversify the country's energy sector.

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CAN International Event Proposes INDC Equity Reference Framework [viewed]

limacop202 December 2014: Participants addressed challenges related to the scope and operationalization of equity approaches for the assessment and review of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) at a side event at the Lima Climate Change Conference. Climate Action Network Canada (CAN-Rac) and Climate Action Network International (CAN International) organized the event, titled 'Equity and Differentiation in the Context of INDCs: The State of the Debate.'

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COP 20 Side Event Focuses on Clean Technology Funds [viewed]

limacop202 December 2014: Participants discussed the role of innovative models to support clean energy technologies and their international replicability, including in the context of shaping Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), at a side event at the Lima Climate Change Conference. ClimateNet and the Swiss Association for Environmentally Conscious Management convened the event, titled 'Implementing and Replicating Innovative Energy Transition Programs and Clean Technology Funds.'

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MINES ParisTech Examines Urban Energy Strategies at COP 20 Event [viewed]

limacop202 December 2014: An event organized by the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris (MINES ParisTech) on the margins of the Lima Climate Change Conference focused on the design of climate-friendly strategies for cities to address climate change vulnerability and promote sustainability. 'The Need and Challenge of Ambitious Climate-Energy Strategies at the Urban Scale' presented concrete initiatives being undertaken by academia, local authorities and industry.

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INECC Event Reviews CDM Projects in India [viewed]

limacop202 December 2014: In most cases, the stated sustainable development benefits of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in India have not been realized, with insignificant impact on indicators such as poverty and employment, according to a side event organized by the Indian Network on Ethics and Climate Change (INECC) at the Lima Climate Change Conference. 'CDM and Sustainable Development: Insights From India' reviewed the key findings of a study of CDM projects in India.

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TWN, South Centre Highlight Equity as Gateway to Mitigation and Adaptation Ambition [viewed]

limacop201 December 2014: On the sidelines of the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the UNFCCC in Lima, Peru, developing country panelists discussed critical steps to secure an equitable and just climate agreement by COP 21 in Paris, France. The Third World Network (TWN) and South Centre organized the event on 'Perspectives on the 2015 Paris Deal: Options on the Road from Lima 2014 to Paris 2015.'

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CIFOR Draws on Indonesia Example for SIS Guidance [viewed]

CIFORDecember 2014: In support of discussions on REDD+ at the Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) released a series of briefs on REDD+ safeguards. The sixth in the series presents a case study from Indonesia to demonstrate a low-cost Safeguard Information System (SIS).

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CIFOR Calls for Better Integration of Gender in REDD+ Safeguards [viewed]

CIFORDecember 2014: In support of discussions on REDD+ at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meetings in Lima, Peru, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) released a series of briefs on REDD+ safeguards. The fourth in the series explores the role of safeguards in ensuring gender equity in REDD+.

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