Economics, Trade & Investment

GEF Approves Emergency Solar Power Project for Haiti [viewed]

20 January 2009: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approved an emergency project to help restore power, which was lost from the Port au Prince earthquake, to key medical facilities and refugee camps. The US$3 million grant, co-financed with matching grants from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank Group, will use solar energy to produce clean electricity for medical centers, vaccine refrigeration and other critical relief efforts.

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World Bank, IDB and ADB Sponsor Meeting on Transforming Transportation to Address Climate Change [viewed]

15 January 2010: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), among others, co-sponsored an event titled "Transforming transportation 2010," which took place in Washington DC, US, on 14-15 January 2010.

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Business UN Website Launched [viewed]

14 January 2010: The UN launched “Business.UN.org,” a new website designed to match the needs of UN organizations with the resources and capacities of the private sector.

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OECD Secretary-General Stresses Need for Further Climate Action [viewed]

December 2009: Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has stated that emissions reduction targets outlined in Copenhagen are insufficient.

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Event: Global Summit: Powering Growth for the Global Green Economy [viewed]

The Business for Environment Global Summit (B4E) will address resource efficiency, renewable energies, new business models and climate policy and strategies. At the meeting, CEOs and senior executives will join leaders from government, international agencies, NGOs and media to discuss environmental issues, forge partnerships and explore innovative solutions for a greener future.  

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Event: OECD Ministerial Meeting and Forum 2010 [viewed]

The annual Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Forum will be held alongside the OECD Ministerial meeting and is expected to gather over 10,000 people representing all stakeholders to exchange ideas and experiences, and play a part in shaping the responses to global challenges.  

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Event: African Development Bank Annual Meeting [viewed]

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Event: G20 Toronto Summit [viewed]

The G-20 Toronto Summit will focus on recovery from the global economic and financial crisis and the implementation of commitments from previous G-20 summits, including on financial sector reform, stimulus programs and global trade and growth.  

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Event: G20 Summit [viewed]

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Event: Asian Development Bank Annual Meeting [viewed]

The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will be held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. A seminar will be held on 2 March on Implementing the Copenhagen Climate Change Agreement in Asia and the Pacific.  

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