Economics, Trade & Investment

COP 20 Event Examines CCS Prospects, Compatibility with Sustainability [viewed]

limacop205 December 2014: Panelists examined 'The Ability of Clean Fossil and Non-Fossil Energy to Fulfill Sustainable Development' at an event convened on the margins of the Lima Climate Change Conference by the Government of Saudi Arabia and the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (GCCSI). The event explored the sustainable development and decarbonization contributions of both clean energy sources and technologies for capturing carbon from fossil energy sources.

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Adaptation Fund Reviews Direct Access Finance Experiences at COP 20 Event [viewed]

limacop205 December 2014: The Adaptation Fund (AF) Board, Indigo Development & Change and the Adaptation Fund Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Network hosted a side event at the Lima Climate Change Conference reviewing the implementation of the Adaptation Fund's direct access modality in Africa. The event, 'Adaptation Fund: An Overview of Direct Access Implementation,' also highlighted lessons learned for scaling adaptation activities through direct access finance.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Hosts NAMA Day at COP 20 [viewed]

limacop206 December 2014: The UNFCCC Secretariat organized a day dedicated to showcasing how Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) are moving developing countries along a low-emissions development trajectory. Dubbed 'NAMA Day,' the event was designed so participants could also hear from and meet with various public and private international organizations that are actively engaged in helping developing countries in the NAMA process.

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OECD, IGES Event Identifies Domestic Policies for Mobilizing Climate Finance [viewed]

limacop205 December 2014: The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) organized an event examining how governments can signal a positive shift in the investment climate that will enable a transition to green technology. The event, titled 'The Role of Domestic Policies in Mobilizing Climate Finance,' convened on the sidelines of the Lima Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 20), on 5 December 2014.

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FAO, Bolivia Partner on Forest Protection [viewed]

FAO24 November 2014: Participants from 17 producer groups across Bolivia participated in a Market Analysis and Training (MA&D) supported by the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF).

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CIF Releases Semi-annual Report on FIP [viewed]

CIF19 November 2014: The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) has released its semi-annual operational report on the Forest Investment Program (FIP) highlighting the completion of the programming process in eight countries and announcing that US$595 million has been pledged by FIP.

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FCPF Presents Progress Update to FIP [viewed]

Forest Carbon19 November 2014: The Forest Investment Program (FIP) Sub-Committee heard a progress update from the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), which highlighted that 11 additional countries have been selected for inclusion in FCPF and that a Readiness Assessment Framework and a Methodological Framework have been approved for the FCPF Readiness Fund and Carbon Fund, respectively.

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Norway Pledges US$258 Million to GCF [viewed]

norway-flag5 December 2014: Norway has announced it will provide US$258 million to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) over the next four years, bringing the total amount pledged to the GCF to US$9.95 billion and closer to the GCF Pledging Conference's goal of US$10 billion.

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Arctic Biodiversity Congress Discusses Arctic Biodiversity Assessment, Climate Change [viewed]

arctic4 December 2014: Participants at the Arctic Biodiversity Congress addressed the conservation and sustainable use of Arctic biodiversity through three main themes: Arctic change, resilience and adaptation; mainstreaming biodiversity and linking Arctic ecosystems to society; and understanding cumulative effects and managing impacts.

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FAO, World Bank Quantify Benefits of No-till Agriculture in Ukraine [viewed]

fao-worldbank5 December 2014: The national annual benefits from no-till conservation agriculture in Ukraine could counterbalance natural capital depletion caused by soil erosion, according to an analysis by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the World Bank. Their report, titled ‘Ukraine: Soil Fertility to Strengthen Climate Resilience,' provides recommendations on addressing soil erosion, climate change impacts and excessive land tillage in Ukraine.

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