Economics, Trade & Investment

AfDB Organizes Roundtable on Climate Change Financing for Africa [viewed]

22 September 2010: The African Development Bank (AfDB) organized a roundtable on African Perspectives on the issues before the UN High Level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing, where participants highlighted that, for most African nations, the overwhelming challenge posed by climate change is how to adapt to its adverse impacts.

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Event: AfDB Consultation on African Climate Change Financing Perspectives [viewed]

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will host a two-day roundtable consultation on African Perspectives on Climate Change Financing, with the objective of allowing key African stakeholders to discuss progress made to date by the High-Level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing (AGF). The roundtable will allow African stakeholders to have their perspectives reflected in the final report of the AGF that is due to be approved on the 12 October 2010, thus enhancing the report's acceptability by African States.  

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IDB Funds Clean Energy in Barbados [viewed]

15 September 2010: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US$45 million loan to boost the use of renewable energy sources in Barbados and improve its energy efficiency.

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Adaptation Fund Board Approves Financing for Two Projects [viewed]

20 September 2010: The Adaptation Fund Board has approved projects in Senegal and Honduras for funding worth US$14 million. These and other decisions were taken at the 11th Adaptation Fund Board meeting held in Bonn, Germany, from 15-17 September 2010.

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EIB to Support Clean Energy in Italian SMEs [viewed]

20 September 2001: The European Investment Bank (EIB) approved a credit line of EUR 200 million to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in Italy.

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WTO Public Forum Debates Sustainable Energy Use and Carbon Footprint Standards [viewed]

17 September 2010: The World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum 2010, held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 15-17 September 2010, included stakeholders in discussions on policies to promote sustainable energy use, as well as measuring, pricing and standards for carbon dioxide emissions.

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US-Indonesia Joint Commission Discusses Climate and Energy [viewed]

17 September 2010: The US-Indonesia Joint Commission held its inaugural meeting in Washington DC, US, on 17 September 2010, which included sessions of working groups on climate and the environment and on energy.

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UNDP, UNEP and GEF Launch Report on Countries' Capacity to Meet Rio Convention Commitments [viewed]

16 September 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) launched a joint report synthesizing the results of the National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) programme, launched in January 2000, to deepen knowledge on countries' foundational capacities to meet global environmental objectives.

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Ahead of MDG Summit, UN Secretary-General Calls for Increased Cooperation [viewed]

16 September 2010: As world leaders prepare for the MDG Summit, which will be held from 20-22 September, at UN Headquarters in New York, to boost progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held a press conference to discuss the findings of the report titled "The Global Partnership for Development at a Critical Juncture." 

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Event: First All-Africa Energy Week [viewed]

The First All Africa Energy Week (AAEW) is organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), in cooperation with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), under the theme: “Energy Infrastructure and Services in the Context of Climate Challenges.” The overall objectives of the AAEW are to achieve more efficient, coherent and coordinated actions towards increasing energy access and developing the energy sector in Africa; and to accelerate progress through dialogue and partnerships in scaling up investments in the African energy sector. The All-Africa Energy Week will be organised jointly with the Pan African Investment Forum and the AU Conference of African Energy Ministers.  

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