Economics, Trade & Investment

Event: APEC 2011 [viewed]

The United States will host the 2011 meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in November 2011, in Hawai'i. The Concluding Senior Officials Meeting will take place from 8-9 November. The Finance Ministers will meet on 10 November, and a Ministerial Meeting will take place on 11 November. The APEC Economic Leaders Meeting will take place on 12-13 November.  

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Event: World Bank Writing Meeting for Report on Adaptation to a Changing Climate in Arab Countries [viewed]

The World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA) is developing a regional Climate Change Flagship Report, "Adaptation to a Changing Climate in the Arab Countries." A writing meeting will be held to prepare the First Draft of the Report ready for formal public review. Preferences will be given to early career professionals and to engaging new contributors from the full geographic range of the Arab region.  

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Event: FCPF Fourth Participants Assembly and Tenth Participants Committee [viewed]

 

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World Bank Institute e-Bulletin Highlights Youth Training Activities [viewed]

March 2011: The March 2011 edition of the World Bank Institute Climate Change (WBICC) Practice e-Bulletin presents news of the launch of a climate practitioner network in Latin America, and training of youth in Kenya to become agents of change and to implement youth-focused climate change-development activities within their communities.

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World Bank Releases Report on Mitigating Climate Change through Wetlands Restoration [viewed]

March 2011: The World Bank has released a report titled "Mitigating Climate Change through Restoration and Management of Coastal Wetlands and Near-shore Marine Ecosystems," which finds that drainage and degradation of coastal wetlands emit significant amounts of carbon dioxide directly into the atmosphere and lead to decreased carbon sequestration.

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Event: REDDy-Set-Grow: Opportunities, Risks and Roles for Financial Institutions in Forest Carbon Markets [viewed]

Convened by the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), in collaboration with the UN REDD Programme, this meeting will launch a new UNEP FI report titled "REDDy-Set-Grow: Opportunities, Risks and Roles for Financial Institutions in Forest-carbon Markets."  

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Twenty-third Session of UN-HABITAT Governing Council Opens [viewed]

11 April 2011: The 23rd Session of the Governing Council of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT GC 23) opened on 11 April 2011, in Nairobi, Kenya, and will conclude on 15 April. GC 23 is focusing on the theme "Sustainable Urban Development through Expanding Equitable Access to Land, Housing, Basic Services and Infrastructure."

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OECD Reviews Environmental Performance of Portugal [viewed]

11 April 2011: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a report titled “OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Portugal 2011,” which underscores Portugal's environmental achievements and makes recommendations for further improvement.

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World Bank Institute, FCPF Launch Tool on Opportunity Costs of REDD+ [viewed]

8 April 2011: The World Bank Institute and Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) have published a training manual that shares hands-on experience from field programmes and presents the essential practical and theoretical steps, methods and tools to estimate the opportunity costs of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation  in developing countries, as well as conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+).

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GEF Project to Stimulate Samoa's Climate Resilience [viewed]

8 April 2011: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) recently approved a project to integrate climate change risks and resilience into forestry management in Samoa, thus contributing to food security, increased yields and crop variety, and health benefits.

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