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The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will be held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. A seminar will be held on 2 March on Implementing the Copenhagen Climate Change Agreement in Asia and the Pacific.
The meeting of the fifth GEF Replenishment will continue negotiations towards completing the replenishment for the 2010-2014 period. A meeting of the GEF's Science and Technology Advisory Panel (STAP) will also be held at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), on 8 March.
The Climate Investment Funds will hold meetings of its Forest Investment Partnership (FIP) and Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program (SREP) Sub-Committees to address projects to be financed under these windows.
The Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group provide an opportunity for discussion of the work of these organizations on sustainable development.
The Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group provide an opportunity for discussion of the work of these organizations on sustainable development. More information will be posted once available. It will include a session on "Green Growth and Development: Opportunities, Challenges, Experiences."
20 January 2010: The UN Environment and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) convened the High-level Asia-Pacific Policy Dialogue from 18-20 January, in Dakar, Bangladesh.
CBD Executive Secretary Stresses Interlinkages between Biodiversity, Desertification and Climate Change [viewed]
20 January 2010: In a statement on the occasion of the regional workshop on “Guidelines on practices for sustainable forest management in drylands of the Sub-Saharan Africa,” held from 20-22 January 2010, in Dakar, Senegal, Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), stressed that biodiversity, desertification and climate change are interconnected.
IMF Managing Director Highlights Challenges of Climate Change and Potential for Green Growth in Asia [viewed]
20 January 2010: Addressing the Asian Financial Forum taking place in Hong Kong, China, from 20-21 January 2010, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Dominique Strauss-Kahn, highlighted the challenges of transforming the global economy and the "immense importance to the long-term welfare of us all" of tackling climate change.
20 January 2010: Yvo de Boer, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, gave a press briefing in Bonn, Germany, for the first time since the conclusion of the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009.