Economics, Trade & Investment

Adaptation Fund Board Approves Project Proposal in Mali, Invites Comments on Environmental and Social Policy [viewed]

Adaptation Fund15 August 2013: The Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) has released the report of its 21st meeting, which was held back-to-back with the 12th meetings of the AFB's Project and Programme Review Committee and the Ethics and of the Finance Committee. 

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UN-REDD Releases Symposium Report on REDD+ in the Green Economy [viewed]

REDD and GE symposium report final13 August 2013: The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD), in collaboration with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), the UN Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia (UNORCID), the Government of Indonesia and other partners, has released the report of the Global Symposium on REDD+ in a Green Economy.

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Event: Social Good Summit 2013 [viewed]

The Social Good Summit is a three-day conference during UN Week in September that brings together entrepreneurs and thinkers to discuss how new media can help meet global challenges. The conference is organized by the UN Foundation, Mashable, 92nd St Y, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This year's event is based on the theme of "2030 Now". There are three components to the event: interaction with "Keynote Listeners," including Amina J. Mohamed, the UN Secretary-General's Special Advisor on post-2015 development planning, and others; a Wesleyan University "massive-open-online-course" (MOOC) on "how to change the world"; and a segment on campaigns, innovations and digital solutions to the challenges of climate change, hosted by former US Vice-President Al Gore and the Climate Reality Project. Other speakers include Anthony Lake, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF); Barbara Bush, Global Health Corps; and Matt Wallaert, BING.  

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World Bank Promotes Participatory Sustainable Forest Management in Lao PDR [viewed]

world-bank_cif8 August 2013: The World Bank and the Government of Lao PDR have signed a US$31.83 million grant for the Scaling-Up Participatory Sustainable Forest Management (SUPSFM) project, which aims to support REDD+ activities through greater community participation in forest management, particularly in the four northern provinces of Xaiyaboury, Luang Namtha, Oudomxay and Bokeo.

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UNDP Identifies Social Inclusion, Climate and Governance as Asia-Pacific's Biggest Challenges [viewed]

UNDPJuly 2013: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released a report outlining results of its work from 2008-2012 in the Asia-Pacific region, highlighting the need to continue addressing social inclusion, climate impacts and governance issues. 

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Event: Fourth Workshop on Enhancing the Regional Distribution of CDM Projects in Asia and the Pacific [viewed]

The Fourth Workshop on Enhancing the Regional Distribution of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Projects in Asia and the Pacific will convene from 4-5 September 2013, in Manila, the Philippines, and is hosted by the UNFCCC Secretariat, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Project developers, CDM consultants, and designated national authorities (DNAs) are expected to attend the workshop. A DNA training for Asia, the Pacific and Eastern Europe will be held immediately prior to the workshop on 2-3 September 2013 at the same venue.  

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Caribbean Workshop Examines Potential NAMAs in Agriculture and Energy [viewed]

uneprisoe-olade22 July 2013: The Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) and the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) Risoe Centre co-organized a regional workshop in Havana, Cuba, looking at possible Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the agribusiness and energy sectors of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.

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ADB Releases Review of Stakeholder Participation in Climate Investment Funds [viewed]

ADB29 July 2013: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has released the second edition of its publication titled 'Stakeholder Engagement in Preparing Investments Plans for the Climate Investment Funds,' which uses a case-study approach to examine how stakeholder engagement was carried out in the preparation of investment plans in Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, and the Philippines, with reference to the guidance provided by ADB and the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) on stakeholder participation.

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Event: Scaling-up Climate Finance: Long-term Finance Work Programme Wrap-up Event [viewed]

The Scaling-up Climate Finance: Long-term Finance Work Programme Wrap-up Event will take place in Incheon, Republic of Korea.  

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Event: Forest Investment Program Pilot Country Meeting [viewed]

This meeting of the Forest Investment Program will convene from 24-26 September 2013, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  

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