Economics, Trade & Investment

UNFCCC Releases Papers on Traditional Knowledge, Loss and Damage, and Kyoto Protocol [viewed]

UNFCCC4 November 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published technical papers addressing the use of indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices for adaptation, Kyoto Protocol methodological issues, and loss and damage.

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CIF Approves Forest Funding for Peru and Energy Access in Liberia [viewed]

CIF30 October 2013: The Climate Investment Fund (CIF) Sub-Committee Meetings concluded with endorsement of the final pilot country plan from Peru for $50 million under the Forest Investment Program (FIP), and the endorsement of Liberia's $50 million investment plan under the Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP), a targeted program of the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF). The FIP also approved $16.45 million to support forest and climate information gathering and systematization in Brazil.  

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REDD Exchange Discusses Landscape Approach, Highlights Norway's Engagement [viewed]

NORAD30 October 2013: The Government of Norway, through its International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI), convened the REDD Exchange in order to facilitate learning and knowledge sharing on REDD+.

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Adaptation Fund Approves Rwanda Project, Accredits SPREP [viewed]

Adaptation Fund1 November 2013: The Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) approved a new project in Rwanda and accredited the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) as a Regional Implementing Entity (RIE) of the Adaptation Fund at its 22nd meeting.

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BASIC Countries Call for Warsaw to be an "Implementation COP" [viewed]

Flag of China29 October 2013: The 17th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change brought together representatives from Brazil, India, South Africa and China (BASIC), who adopted a joint statement emphasizing that the upcoming Warsaw Climate Change Conference "should be an implementation Conference of the Parties (COP)."

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Event: Sixth Meeting of the Green Climate Fund Board [viewed]

The sixth meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place in Indonesia, from 19-21 February 2013.  

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African Subregional Reports Highlight SDG Priorities [viewed]

UNECA23 October 2013: The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has issued reports from each of Africa's sub-regions on priorities for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including themes and proposed goals, targets and indicators. The reports serve as input to the Africa Regional Consultative Meeting on the SDGs taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 31 October-5 November 2013.

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Clean Cookstoves Conference Report Makes Recommendations on Scaling-Up, Building Markets [viewed]

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves20 October 2013: The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development have released the results of the 2013 Bonn International Cooking Energy Forum, concluding it will be challenging, but possible, to bring clean cooking energy to 100 million homes by 2020.

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Guest Article #101: Warsaw Conference: Barometer of a New Agreement [viewed]

Doha merely provided us with an interim solution. Like it or not, a comprehensive solution to global climate change has only been postponed - it should be noted that the percentage of global emissions covered by the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol is estimated to be as low as 14-15%. Meanwhile, scientific proof of the urgency of the problem grows evermore resolute. Working Group I's contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report explicitly and unequivocally confirmed just that.

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Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa Identifies Development Opportunities [viewed]

ccda-iii24 October 2013: With approximately 500 participants from government, academia and civil society, the Third Annual Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa focused on identifying approaches to strengthen Africa's ability to better prepare for transformational development in the face of climate change.

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