Economics, Trade & Investment

Adaptation Fund Board Signs MoU with Germany [viewed]

7 December 2010: The Adaptation Fund Board signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government of Germany to host and confer legal capacity on the Board.

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GEF Approves Housing Energy Efficiency Project [viewed]

3 December 2010: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approved a US$9.6 million project to improve energy efficiency of houses in the Russian Federation.

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OECD Releases Paper on Climate Policies and Competitiveness [viewed]

November 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), together with the International Energy Agency (IEA), has released a report titled “Addressing International Competitiveness in a World of Non-uniform Carbon Pricing: Lessons from a Decade of OECD Analysis.”

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OECD/IEA Brief Highlights Options for Developing Country Participation in Market Mechanisms [viewed]

November 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), together with the International Energy Agency (IEA), has released a policy brief titled “Scaled-up Market Mechanisms – What is Needed to Move Forward?” as part of a series of documents summarizing the OECD's climate change-related work.

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OECD Publishes Climate Finance Recommendations [viewed]

3 December 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released the document “Financing Climate Change Action and Boosting Technology Change” as part of a series summarizing the OECD's climate-change related work, and making recommendations to UNFCCC COP 16. 

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IEA Reviews Emissions Trading Schemes [viewed]

November 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released an information paper titled “Reviewing Existing and Proposed Emissions Trading Systems.”

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OECD/IEA Release Paper on Building Blocks of Market Mechanisms [viewed]

November 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have released a joint secretariat information paper titled “Market Readiness: Building Blocks for Market Approaches,” in response to a request from the Climate Change Expert Group on the UNFCCC.

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Event: OECD Green Growth Strategy Workshop [viewed]

This invitation-only workshop will bring together policymakers and experts across OECD and partner countries, as well as a range of stakeholders from international organizations, business, and civil society to review the Synthesis Report for an OECD Green Growth Strategy. The Green Growth Strategy seeks to provide tools for a shift towards a more sustainable development path, while identifying economic opportunities and benefits of going in that direction. The Synthesis Report will be presented to the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in May 2011. Among other issues the workshop will address economic instruments, indicators for green growth, food and agriculture, jobs and skills, innovation, and development.  

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Development and Climate Days at COP 16 Focus on Scientific Knowledge [viewed]

5 December 2010: The “Development and Climate Days at COP 16” event was held in Cancun, Mexico, from 4-5 December 2010, in parallel with the the 16th Conference of the Parties (COP 16) to the UNFCCC and the sixth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 6).

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EIB Grants Climate Mitigation Loan to China [viewed]

3 December 2010: The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a 500 million euro loan to China to fund projects supporting climate change mitigation.

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