Economics, Trade & Investment

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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CIFOR Reviews Experiences in REDD+ [viewed]

CIFOR29 July 2013: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) released the third book in a series on REDD+. The book, titled 'Analyzing REDD+: Challenges and Choices,' examines the result of early REDD+ activities based on the Global Comparative Study on REDD+ undertaken by CIFOR and partners.

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CDM Executive Board Adopts Revised Standards for CDM Programme of Activities [viewed]

UNFCCC26 July 2013: At its 74th meeting, the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) adopted amendments to various standards for the CDM Programme of Activities (PoAs), relating, among other things, to the demonstration of additionality and the use of sampling and surveys in PoAs and stand-alone project activities.

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CIF Reports on Community Forestry in Mexico [viewed]

cif_logo24 July 2013: The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) reported on its support to community forestry enterprises (CFEs) in Mexico as a measure to combat climate change and increase livelihoods.

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ECLAC Meeting Examines Tariff, Regulatory Policy in the Context of Water and Sanitation MDGs [viewed]

1280784375ECLAC_logo23 July 2013: Experts meeting under UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) auspices recently discussed current and emerging issues in the water and sanitation sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), what changes might be needed in the current public model for the sector, and implications for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and realizing the goal of universal access.

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UNSG Receives CSO Letter on HLP Report [viewed]

HLP On22 July 2013: Sixty-two Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) submitted a letter to UN Secretary-General (UNSG) Ban Ki-moon to provide feedback on the report of the UN High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (HLP) and make general recommendations on the post-2015 process. The letter is organized around the principles of planetary boundaries, structural transformation, human rights, inequalities, universality, accountability and participation.

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CCAC to Fund Clean Cook Stoves, Brick Kilns Clean Ups, and Landfill Emissions Cuts [viewed]

CCAC26 July 2013: In a bid to reduce emissions of short lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), the International Working Group of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) committed to funding projects focused on clean cook stoves, cleaning up brick kilns, and cutting landfill emissions. 

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UN APCICT Launches ICT, Climate Change and Green Growth Publication and Toolkit [viewed]

UNESCAP24 July 2013: The UN Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Development (UN-APCICT) of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) launched two publications as part of its 'Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders,' which address how ICTs can contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation as well as green growth.

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UNEP FI Makes the Case of Carbon Footprinting to Mitigate Carbon Risk [viewed]

UNEP FI19 July 2013: The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) has released a brief under its carbon portfolio, titled 'Measuring, disclosing and managing the carbon intensity of investments and investment portfolios.' Aimed at investors, the brief outlines the foundations of a market standard to measure and report financed carbon emissions.

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World Bank Launches Access and Emissions-Focused Energy Investment Strategy [viewed]

World Bank16 July 2013: The World Bank's recently published energy sector direction paper has gained support of the Bank's Executive Board and will inform investments and activities in future. The new strategy is aligned with the UN Secretary-General's Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative and will see the Bank cease investment in coal power except in rare circumstances.

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