Economics, Trade & Investment

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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Event: WTO Committee on Trade and Environment [viewed]

The World Trade Organization (WTO) Committee on Trade and Environment (CTE) will discuss experiences with product carbon footprint schemes.  

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Event: IDB Mitigation and Environmental Sustainability Workshop (in Spanish) [viewed]

This training workshop, organized by the Inter-American Development Bank, Banco de Comercio Exterior de Colombia (Bancóldex) and the Asociación Latinoamericana de Instituciones Financieras para el Desarrollo (ALIDE) will evaluate the risks and opportunities created by climate change, as well as financing challenges as a result of mitigation needs.  

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EBRD-EIB Multilateral Carbon Credit Fund to Purchase Armenian Hydropower Plant Credits [viewed]

28 September 2010: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)- European Investment Bank (EIB) Multilateral Carbon Credit Fund (MCCF) has agreed to buy carbon credits from a group of ten small hydropower plants in Armenia, bundled into a single project under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) framework.  

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