Economics, Trade & Investment

World Bank President Discusses Green Growth in India [viewed]

13 January 2011: World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick and India's Minister of State for Environment and Forests (Independent Charge) Jairam Ramesh, met in Delhi, India, to discuss how to further strengthen their partnership to advance India's green-growth agenda.

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Event: Joint Session of the UNECE Timber Committee and the FAO European Forestry Commission [viewed]

The Action Plan on the Role of the Forest Sector in a Green Economy is intended to provide policymakers with ideas for ways and means of improving and promoting the forest sector's contribution to a green economy. It could be presented to UNCSD as a practical contribution to greener economies in the ECE region.  

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World Bank Umbrella Carbon Facility to Buy Post-2012 Carbon Credits [viewed]

12 January 2011: The World Bank has announced that Tranche 2 of its Umbrella Carbon Facility (UCF) is now operational with initial funding of €68 million. This Tranche provides the opportunity for existing carbon projects to continue selling their carbon credits well beyond 2012.

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ADB Publishes Climate Change Programs Report [viewed]

December 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has published a report featuring its efforts to promote integrated solutions to address climate change threats in Asia and the Pacific.

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UNEP FI Releases Study on Climate Information and Forecasts for Economic Sectors [viewed]

January 2011: The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) has released a report titled “Advancing adaptation through climate information services: Results of a global survey on the information requirements of the financial sector.”

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Event: UNEP FI Global Roundtable 2011 [viewed]

Organized by the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), this meeting will convene under the theme "The tipping point: Sustained stability in the next economy." The 2011 Roundtable aims to provide a platform for the global financial sector to: define what it expects to achieve at Rio 2012. It will include two plenary sessions, on: Systems, Stability and Sustainability / Lenses and clocks; and What the Earth Summit needs to deliver at Rio+20.  

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Event: Fifth Latin American Forestry Congress (CONFLAT V) [viewed]

The fifth Latin American Forestry Congress, co-sponsored by the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), Peru's La Molina National Agrarian University and Peru's National Forestry Chamber, will discuss: forests and climate change; degraded areas and reforestation; forest governance in Latin America; advances in forestry zoning in tropical forests; and the international market, value-added and environmental services of forests.  

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UNEP Executive Director Highlights “Silent” Momentum on Climate Change [viewed]

January 2011: Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), has stressed that the world is witnessing an extraordinary mobilization of national-level projects and policies that are shifting economies onto a low-carbon path.

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IDB Approves Regional Climate Change Capacity Building Project [viewed]

4 January 2010: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a regional institutional capacity building in climate change project to support countries in Latin America in addressing the impacts of climate change on their economies.

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UNEP and PERSGA Organize Regional Training Workshop on Adaptation Planning and Financing [viewed]

December 2010: The UN Environment Programme Regional Office for West Asia (UNEP/ROWA) and the Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA), with support from the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), organized the first regional training workshop on climate change adaptation planning and financing in the Arab Region, from 20-22 December 2010, at PERSGA headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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