Economics, Trade & Investment

Event: GEF Replenishment Meeting and STAP Meetings [viewed]

The meeting of the fifth GEF Replenishment will continue negotiations towards completing the replenishment for the 2010-2014 period. A meeting of the GEF's Science and Technology Advisory Panel (STAP) will also be held at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), on 8 March.  

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Event: Climate Investment Fund Meetings [viewed]

The Climate Investment Funds will hold meetings of its Forest Investment Partnership (FIP) and Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program (SREP) Sub-Committees to address projects to be financed under these windows.  

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Event: 2010 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group [viewed]

The Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group provide an opportunity for discussion of the work of these organizations on sustainable development.  

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Event: 2010 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group [viewed]

The Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group provide an opportunity for discussion of the work of these organizations on sustainable development. More information will be posted once available. It will include a session on "Green Growth and Development: Opportunities, Challenges, Experiences."  

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LDCs Stress Climate Vulnerability at UNESCAP High-Level Policy Dialogue [viewed]

20 January 2010: The UN Environment and Social Commission for  Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) convened the High-level Asia-Pacific Policy Dialogue from 18-20 January, in Dakar, Bangladesh.

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IMF Managing Director Highlights Challenges of Climate Change and Potential for Green Growth in Asia [viewed]

20 January 2010: Addressing the Asian Financial Forum taking place in Hong Kong, China, from 20-21 January 2010, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Dominique Strauss-Kahn, highlighted the challenges of transforming the global economy and the "immense importance to the long-term welfare of us all" of tackling climate change.

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World Bank Seeks Input on Environmentally Sustainable Energy Development Path [viewed]

19 January 2010: The World Bank launched online consultations to receive input from civil society on its new energy sector strategy and how the World Bank Group can best help developing countries improve access to and the reliability of energy, while helping them shift to a more environmentally sustainable energy development path.

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EIB Funds Research and Development of Green Trucks and Buses [viewed]

8 January 2010: The European Investment Bank (EIB) and MAN Group Munich have entered into a EUR 300m loan contract for the development and launch of reduced-emission and fuel-efficient powertrains for trucks and buses.

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World Bank Requests Comments on Monitoring and Reporting on Climate-Related Financial Flows [viewed]

January 2010: The World Bank has issued a discussion paper titled "Monitoring and Reporting on Financial Flows Related to Climate Change," and is seeking comments. The study was prepared by the World Bank in consultation with the UNFCCC and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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Event: Climate Change: Between Trust and Trade [viewed]

This UN University (UNU) event will feature as guest speaker Dr. William Antholis, Managing Director of Brookings Institution. The event will focus on global climate regime governance by examining the importance of building and maintaining trust between nations and by drawing on lessons learned from the experience of the global trading regime. The event will be moderated by Jean-Marc Coicaud, Director of the UNU New York Office.  

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