Economics, Trade & Investment

Africa Adaptation Programme Releases Closing Conference Report [viewed]

22 November 2012: The Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) has released a summary report of the regional conference marking the end of its four-year mandate, outlining lessons learned from the programme, its deliverables and its sustainability potential.

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ECLAC Issues Guide on Carbon Footprint and Food Exports [viewed]

ECLACNovember 2012: The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has released a guide to the growing interplay between trade and climate-related initiatives in industrialized countries, with specific attention given to efforts to measure and label the "carbon footprint" of products, and how they may affect Latin American and Caribbean agricultural and food exports.

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EC Launches Public Consultation on Emissions Trading System [viewed]

7 December 2012: The European Commission has launched an online public consultation, calling for comments from all stakeholders or experts in the field of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). The Commission is seeking feedback on structural options and views reflected in the report, titled “The state of the European carbon market in 2012,” which was published in November 2012. The consultation is open until 28 February 2013.

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IAEA Expects Nuclear Power Account for 15% of GHG Emissions Reductions by 2050 [viewed]

6 December 2012: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has released a new report, titled "Climate Change and Nuclear Power 2012," which assesses the role nuclear power can play in addressing both climate change and the global energy challenge. The report highlights that nuclear energy could account for 15% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions in electricity generation by 2050.

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UN-REDD Announces Norway's Support to Viet Nam's REDD Programme [viewed]

5 December 2012: The UN Collaborative Programme on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (UN-REDD) has announced the contribution by Norway of US$30 million to support the second phase of the UN-REDD National Programme in Viet Nam.

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Adaptation Fund Partners with UN Foundation to Accept Private Donations [viewed]

Adaptation Fund30 November 2012: The Adaptation Fund and the UN Foundation have announced a partnership to allow donations from the private sector and individuals for the Adaptation Fund. The partnership was announced at a side event held on the margins of the Doha Climate Change Conference.

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EEA, OSCE Brochure Promotes Scenario Building for Assessing Climate Change Impacts [viewed]

28 November 2012: The Organization for Security Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the European Environment Agency (EEA) have published a brochure, titled "Using Scenarios to Improve Understanding of Environment and Security Issues," which summarizes the findings of a project to assess the security implications of climate change in Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans and Central Asia.

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GGGI COP 18 Side Event Discusses Role of GCF [viewed]

5 December 2012: On the sidelines to the Doha Climate Change Conference, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) organized a side event titled "Green Growth and Climate Finance Mechanisms: Bottom-Up Solutions From Developing and Emerging Economies." Participants discussed the role of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and balancing its funding between public and private sources.

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GEF CEO Launches Forum on Innovation and Partnership [viewed]

6 December 2012: Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environmental Fund (GEF), announced launch of the Forum on Innovation and Partnership on the sidelines of the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The initiative aims to foster "thought provoking" discussion on creative innovation and technology transfer.

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International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV Reports on Workshops in Chile, Thailand and Costa Rica [viewed]

6 December 2012: The International Partnership on Mitigation and Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) has published the second edition of its quarterly Mitigation Newsletter for November 2012. The Newsletter includes reports of recent activities on mitigation, including on technical workshops held in Chile, Thailand and Costa Rica.

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