Economics, Trade & Investment

IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre Opens in Bonn [viewed]

7 October 2011: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) recently organized events to mark the inauguration of its IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre (IITC) in Bonn, Germany.

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IMF Review of Marshall Islands Highlights Climate Change Risks [viewed]

7 October 2011: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded its annual Article IV consultations with Marshall Islands, citing a strong economic recovery since 2009 while cautioning that long-term risks include energy supply and impacts of climate change.

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AfDB Assists African Countries with NAMAs [viewed]

28 September 2011: The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced results from a side event and one-day training it held during the African Carbon Forum, to assist 24 regional member countries to understand and better prepare Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). The training focused on capacity building to design and implement NAMAs to take advantage of the Green Climate Fund, when it becomes effective.

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Event: GEF 41st Council Meeting [viewed]

The GEF Council is the main governing body of the GEF. It functions as an independent board of directors, with primary responsibility for developing, adopting, and evaluating GEF programs. Council members representing 32 constituencies (16 from developing countries, 14 from developed countries, and two from countries with transitional economies) meet twice each year for three days.  

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IDB Finances Panama's Disaster Risk Management and Adaptation [viewed]

IDB6 October 2011: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will finance Panama's development of a policy for disaster risk management and climate change adaptation with a US$100 million loan.

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G20 Summit Preparations Focus on Green Growth [viewed]

6 October 2011: Federal Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, and the Heads of five international agencies met in Berlin, Germany, on 6 October 2011, to call for coordinated policy action to restore confidence and improve sustainable and balanced growth and employment prospects ahead of the G20 Summit to be held in Cannes, France, on 3-4 November 2011. 

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Event: World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012 [viewed]

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012 will convene under the theme "The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models," whereby leaders return to their core purpose of defining what the future should look like, aligning stakeholders around that vision and inspiring their institutions to realize that vision.  

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CCCCC Update Highlights SIDS' Calls for Action on Climate [viewed]

CCCCC4 October 2011: The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has published the September 2011 edition of its Climate Change News Update. The edition contains a summary of major international and regional climate change-related news, highlighting calls by representatives of small island States for urgent action to mitigate climate change and to support the adaptation efforts of the poorest countries.

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en.Lighten Middle East and North Africa Conference Adopts Beirut Declaration [viewed]

30 September 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) en.lighten Partnership has announced that government officials in the Middle East and North Africa have agreed to phase-out incandescent light bulbs.

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EBRD Invests in Renewable Energy and Efficiency Projects in Turkey [viewed]

29 September 2011: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting Turkey's investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects to increase energy savings and reduce carbon emissions.

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