Economics, Trade & Investment

Event: EnergyPact-UNCTAD Special Session: The Global South Agenda for a Sustainable World [viewed]

Co-organized by the EnergyPact Foundation and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), this special session will address the role of of the Global South and the South-South Cooperation in meeting challenges of Climate Change and Sustainable Development. The meeting will examine the way in which the challenges of climate change can be met in a sustainable manner by focusing on developing countries and particularly, on the dynamics of South-South cooperation.  

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Event: CIF FIP Pilot Countries Meeting [viewed]

The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Forest Investment Program (FIP) will hold a meeting of its pilot countries to evaluate progress and work ahead in reaching its objective of reducing deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) and promoting sustainable forest management (SFM). Pilot countries participating in FIP are: Brazil, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Indonesia, Laos, Mexico and Peru.  

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Event: EnergyPact UNCTAD Conference: How Emerging Economies Will Green the World [viewed]

Co-organized by the EnergyPact Foundation and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), this conference will address the role of emerging economies in the transition to the Green Economy. It will explore the sustainable and green economy agendas of emerging countries, and address new perspectives on energy and climate change issues.  

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GEF, IFC to Support Climate Change Mitigation Business Models [viewed]

20 October 2011: The International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group, will launch a US$60 million financial mechanism to support alternative business models for climate change mitigation in developing countries, providing companies with strategies and tools to provide products and services aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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IDB Paper Highlights Microfinance Potential to Support Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

October 2011: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) published a brief, authored by María Elena Gutierrez and Xavier Mommens, which highlights the potential for microfinance to support climate change adaptation, as well as the risks that climate change imposes on microfinance schemes.

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ILRI-Backed Adaptation Insurance Programme Pays Herders in Kenya [viewed]

21 October 2011: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has reported that the first payments for the index-based livestock insurance programme piloted in Kenya's Marsabit District have been provided to 650 insured herders.

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IDB and Nordic Development Fund Support Green Microfinance [viewed]

IDB18 October 2011: The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, has partnered with the Nordic Development Fund to launch a US$7 million programme to fund pilot microfinance activities for mitigation and adaptation to climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Caribbean Development Bank Supports CARICOM Climate Change Strategy [viewed]

13 October 2011: The Caribbean Development Bank's (CDB) Board of Directors approved, on 13 October 2011, a US$470,000 grant to the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) to help it coordinate the Caribbean Community's (CARICOM) climate change strategy and implementation plan.

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CDM Biogas Project in Nepal Awarded CERs [viewed]

World Bank13 October 2011: The World Bank's Nepal Biogas Program has successfully generated 92,000 Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) from biogas projects, with added benefits in terms of social development and health.

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Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Conference Adopts Nairobi Declaration [viewed]

19 October 2011: The Global Network Conference on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) has concluded with the adoption of a declaration highlighting the role of RECP for achieving green growth and addressing climate change.

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