Economics, Trade & Investment

Final Report of High-Level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing Released [viewed]

5 November 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has received the final report of his High-Level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing.

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All-Africa Energy Week Discusses Clean Energy for Sustainable Development [viewed]

5 November 2010: The first All-Africa Energy Week (AAEW) took place in Maputo, Mozambique, from 1-5 November 2010, on the theme "Energy Infrastructure and Services in the Context of Climate Challenges."

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UNEP African Carbon Asset Development Facility Announces Green Financing Projects [viewed]

4 November 2010: The African Carbon Asset Development Facility (ACAD), which is a partnership between the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and its Risoe Center, the German Government and Standard Bank, has announced it will finance seven projects. The announcement was made at the Second African Bankers' Carbon Finance and Investment Forum, which convened in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 4-5 November 2010.

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EIB Funds Clean Energy in the Dominican Republic [viewed]

3 November 2010: The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide US$37 million to finance high-voltage electricity transmission networks in the Dominican Republic, to enable power generated by new wind and hydroelectric power plants to be distributed across the country.

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Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Receives New Pledges [viewed]

2 November 2010: The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, managed by the World Bank, recently held its Participants Assembly meeting, during which donor countries committed over US$100 million in new pledges.

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UNDP Releases Fourth Climate Change Adaptation Bulletin [viewed]

November 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released the fourth issue of its Climate Change Adaptation Bulletin, a quarterly publication that provides an overview of the technical assistance to countries at the national, sub-national and community-level.

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Event: WTO Trade and Environment Meetings [viewed]

Three environment-related meetings will take place on 8-9 November 2010: (i) on 8 November 2010, the Committee on Trade and Environment in Special Session (CTESS) will hold an open-ended informal meeting on all three elements under Paragraph 31 of the Doha Development Agenda; (ii) the WTO Secretariat will organize a Workshop on the Linkages between Trade, Transport and the Environment in the morning of 9 November 2010; and (iii) the Committee on Trade and Environment in Regular Session (CTE Regular) will meet in the afternoon of 9 November 2010.  

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Latin American Carbon Forum Highlights Region's Potential [viewed]

2 November 2010: Participants to the Fifth Latin American Carbon Forum, which took place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, from 13-15 October 2010, expressed concern over barriers to carbon mitigation projects and the lack of progress in the climate change negotiations.

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World Bank Finances Concentrated Solar Power Plant in Morocco [viewed]

November 2010: A World Bank-financed concentrated solar power plant cutting edge design  is now supplying electricity to the Moroccan electricity grid.

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Pacific Islands Forum Economic Ministers' Meeting Discusses Climate Financing [viewed]

28 October 2010: The 14th Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Economic Ministers' Meeting (FEMM) was held in Alofi, Niue, on 27-28 October 2010, to discuss options for the Pacific region to improve access to, and management of, climate change financing.

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