Economics, Trade & Investment

UNGA Adopts Resolution on SD Financing Report [viewed]

unga698 December 2014: The 69th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) discussed and adopted a resolution on the ‘Report of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF)' (A/69/L.32). By the resolution, the Assembly reaffirms that the ICESDF report, the Open Working Group (OWG) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Outcome Document and the UN Secretary-General's synthesis report are valuable inputs for the preparations for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD).

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UNEP Launches Adaptation Gap Report 2014 [viewed]

limacop206 December 2014: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched its Adaptation Gap Report 2014 on the sidelines of the Lima Climate Change Conference. The report aims to identify adaptation needs and realities on the ground and focuses on funding, technology and knowledge gaps in developing countries. The report states that, by 2050, the annual cost of adaptation in developing countries will likely reach two to three times the US$70-100 billion previously estimated, even if mitigation goals are met.

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LAC Countries Launch Land Restoration Project [viewed]

limacop207 December 2014: Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries and regional programmes, in partnership with regional and global organizations, have launched ‘Initiative 20x20,' a country-led effort to begin restoring 20 million hectares of degraded land by 2020. The initiative, which aims to restore forests and ecosystems, reduce poverty and improve agricultural productivity, was launched on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru.

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COP 20 Event Discusses Incubating Climate Action in Pacific Islands [viewed]

limacop206 December 2014: The Government of Kiribati and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) organized the side event 'Engaging the Participation of Green Economy in the Climate Action Incubation Mechanism' at the Lima Climate Change Conference. The event focused on how climate action can bridge financial and technical gaps in climate change strategies of the developing world.

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Saudi Arabia, Qatar Highlight Carbon Management Initiatives at COP 20 Evenet [viewed]

limacop206 December 2014: An event on 'Carbon Management in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries,' organized by the Government of Saudi Arabia, considered various carbon management initiatives in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, including carbon sequestration through enhanced oil recovery (EOR), Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) certified projects and the management of gas flares.

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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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