Economics, Trade & Investment

Event: IDB Training Workshop on Climate Change: Corporate Environmental Responsibility and Market Mechanisms [viewed]

The regional workshop on “Climate Change: Corporate Responsibility and Market Mechanisms” will bring together experts from financial markets, corporate environmental responsibility and carbon markets to discuss experiences and opportunities for the private sector in these areas. This event is co-organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&F BOVESPA) and the World Bank.  

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Event: IDB Workshop on Environmental Sustainability and Carbon Markets (in Spanish) [viewed]

The regional workshop on environmental sustainability and carbon markets will address challenges and opportunities for the financial sector in Latin America and the Caribbean and provide information for the identification of business opportunities. The workshop seeks to demonstrate that financial enterprises that adopt environmental strategies may gain competitive advantages.  

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World Bank Briefs NGOs on Consultations for Energy and Environment Strategies [viewed]

7 October 2010: The World Bank organized, on 7 October 2010, in Washington, DC, US, a briefing for NGOs regarding the recently completed first round of global multistakeholder consultations for updated strategies on Energy and Environment.

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EIB and AfDB Fund First Large-Scale Wind Project in Africa [viewed]

7 October 2010: The European Investment Bank (EIB) and African Development Bank (AfDB) agreed to provide EUR 45 million to design, build and operate onshore wind farms on four islands in the Cape Verde archipelago.

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EU-China and EU-Republic of Korea Summits Held [viewed]

6 October 2010: Immediately after the eighth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit, which convened from 4-5 October 2010, in Brussels, Belgium, the EU held bilateral summits with China and the Republic of Korea, in which climate-related issues were addressed.

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WTO Discusses Carbon Footprint Initiatives [viewed]

29 September 2010: The World Trade Organization's (WTO) Trade and Environment Committee met in Geneva, Switzerland, and exchanged views on national experiences in carbon footprint schemes.

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UNEP Releases Patent-Based Study on Clean Energy Technologies [viewed]

30 September 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), in partnership with European Patent Office and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), has released a report titled "Patents and clean energy: bridging the gap between evidence and policy."

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IDA Presents its Work on Disaster Risk Reduction [viewed]

September 2010: The International Development Association (IDA) published a brief report on its activities relating to disaster risk reduction (DRR) and sustainable development, highlighting projects to support DRR as a strategic priority in country development strategies.

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Event: Regional Workshop on Climate Change Finance and Aid Effectiveness [viewed]

This workshop is organied by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, in response to demand from countries in the Asia-Pacific region to: better understand the needs of the Asia-Pacific countries in terms of the design and governance of climate change funds; and build capacity of relevant ministries to better access and use the potential inflow of new funding. The workshop is facilitated by the Capacity Development for Development Effectiveness Facility (CDDE) with support from donors to the CDDE Facility (Asia Development Bank (ADB), Japan, UN Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank) as well as Sweden and the OECD-Development Assistance Committee (DAC).  

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World Bank and IDB Co-Organize Energy Efficiency and Access Forum for Latin America [viewed]

29 September 2010: An Energy Efficiency and Access Forum, which was jointly organized by the Mexican Government, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank, highlighted that Latin America's power generating capacity may need to double over the next 20 years to meet the growing demand for electricity.

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