Economics, Trade & Investment

Pacific Leaders Call for Regional Solidarity in Addressing Climate Challenges in Post-2015 Framework [viewed]

26 February 2013: Representatives of Pacific island states called for regional solidarity in addressing climate challenges at a one-day consultation on post-2015 development, held in Dili, Timor-Leste, on 26 February 2013.

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Public Consultation Launched on Linking Australian, EU Emission Trading Systems [viewed]

5 March 2013: Australia's Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE) and the European Commission's Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA) have launched an online public consultation on registry options for linking the Australian and European Union emission trading systems.

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CDM Executive Board Makes Recommendations for Improving CDM [viewed]

UNFCCC8 March 2013: At its 72nd meeting, the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) reached agreement on 22 recommendations for possible changes to the mechanism to make it more efficient and effective.

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Population Consultation Calls for Comment on Leaders' Document [viewed]

26 February 2013: The co-leaders of the online consultations on population dynamics in the post-2015 development agenda have called for public comment on a draft outcome document to be considered at the high-level Global Thematic Consultation on Population Dynamics, convening in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 12-13 March 2013.

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Event: Global Symposium on REDD+ in a Green Economy [viewed]

The symposium, convened by the UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD), will examine lessons learned from pilot activities linking REDD+ to sustainable development and the green economy. The objective of the symposium is to build a stronger business case for REDD+.  

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CEM Spring Newsletter Highlights Upcoming CEM4 [viewed]

12 March 2013: The Spring 2013 newsletter of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) highlights the upcoming fourth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM4) as well as recent CEM-related events and efforts in the areas of solar electric and wind energy technologies, clean energy progress in emerging economies, and urban sustainability technologies.

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UNDP Official Highlights Links between Disaster and Development [viewed]

UNDP13 March 2013: In the latest “Our Perspective” publication from UN Development Programme (UNDP), Jo Scheuer, Coordinator of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Recovery, UNDP Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR), has emphasized linkages between development and disasters, and recommending disaster be addressed in the post-2015 agenda.

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Event: TICAD V [viewed]

The Fifth Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD V) is being convened under the theme "Hand in Hand for a More Dynamic Africa". Discussions are expected to be focused around four main topics: economic growth; achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); consolidation of peace/ good governance; and climate change. TICAD V is organized by Government of Japan, the UN Office of the Special Advisor to Africa, the World Bank, and the African Union (AU).  

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WIPO Conference Discusses Intellectual Property Policies in Africa [viewed]

13 March 2013: African Ministers for science and technology from approximately 20 countries, along with researchers and entrepreneurs, attended the "African Conference on the Strategic Importance of Intellectual Property Policies to Foster Innovation, Value Creation and Competitiveness" to discuss how developing countries can boost their national innovation strategies and address key global challenges such as health, food security and climate change.

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SPREP Analyzes Ecosystem-based Adaptation Options in Fiji [viewed]

SPREPMarch 2013: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has released a report titled “An economic analysis of ecosystem-based adaptation and engineering options for climate change adaptation in Lami Town, Fiji.” Building on a vulnerability and adaptation assessment of Lami Town, the report presents a cost-benefit analysis of four adaptation scenarios.

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