Economics, Trade & Investment

World Bank and UNDP Launch Climate Finance Options Database [viewed]

30 November 2010: The World Bank and UN Development Programme (UNDP) have launched a Climate Finance Options platform, which allows users to track climate-change related finance by region, focus area, sector or financing mechanism.

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GEF Endorses Projects on Biodiversity, Climate Change, International Waters and POPs [viewed]

November 2010: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) gave a final green light to a series of full-sized projects during the month of November, which allows their final approval by implementing agencies to commence activities, including on: biodiversity conservation in Venezuela, Lao PDR and Ecuador; climate change in Chile; and removal of HCFCs in the Russian Federation.

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EEA Releases Fourth Environment State and Outlook Report [viewed]

30 November 2010: The European Environment Agency (EEA) has released its fourth Environment State and Outlook report (SOER 2010), which aims to provide a comprehensive assessment of environmental change in Europe and action taken to shift to a resource-efficient green economy.

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OECD Publishes Report on Corporate Green Growth Activities [viewed]

29 November 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released a report titled "Green and growth go together: The business case for a low-carbon economy."

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Ethiopia and Norway Present AGF Report to AWG-LCA [viewed]

28 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a submission from Ethiopia and Norway to the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/MISC.8/Add.1).

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OECD Publishes Paper on Cities and Carbon Finance [viewed]

19 November 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released a working paper titled “Cities and Carbon Market Finance: Taking Stock of Cities' Experience with Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI).”

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FAO's Multipartner Programme Support Mechanism Receives Funding [viewed]

29 November 2009: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) announced that its Multipartner Support Mechanism (FMM) has received voluntary contributions of US$26 million for use by 2013 from Sweden and the Netherlands.

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UNCTAD Post-Crisis Report Analyzes Opportunities in Environmental Market Sector [viewed]

29 November 2010: The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has published a report titled "International Trade After the Economic Crisis: Challenges and New Opportunities," which analyzes new business opportunities in the environmental sector.

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FAO Launches Policy for Engaging with Indigenous Communities [viewed]

26 November 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has developed a guidance document titled "FAO Policy on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples," aimed to guide systematic and responsible engagement with indigenous peoples and their organizations.

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FAO Releases Regional Studies on Forests and Climate Change [viewed]

November 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released two working papers based on regional studies on forests and climate change.

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