Economics, Trade & Investment

UNEP FI and Others Call for Strong Climate Change Policies [viewed]

summit_logo14 January 2010:  The Investor Summit on Climate Risk, under the theme "Developing a Low-Carbon Economy: Leveraging Private Investment," took place on 14 January 2010, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, and brought together 450 global investors.

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UNEP Highlights Green Economy Strategy [viewed]

Unep3 January 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has highlighted its efforts to promote a low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy in the 21st century. According to UNEP, its strategy has focused on three priority areas: ecosystems-based adaptation; reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD); and clean technology readiness.

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GEF Funds Clean Energy Transport in Latin America [viewed]

GEF29 December 2009: The World Bank has approved two Global Environment Facility (GEF) grants to fund clean energy transport in Mexican and Brazilian cities.

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UN Secretary-General Discusses Next Steps in Remarks to UNGA on the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference [viewed]

ban copenhagen21 December 2009: In his briefing to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on the outcome of the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon identified a number of tasks that the international community should now undertake.

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Eleven European Countries Ratify Tropical Timber Agreement [viewed]

22dic_09_0218 December 2009: The Governments of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain took part in a ceremony on 18 December 2009, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, to indicate their support for the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006 (ITTA, 2006).

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UNDESA Technical Note: A Global Green New Deal for Climate, Energy, and Development [viewed]

21dic_09_08December 2009: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), Division for Sustainable Development (DSD), has prepared a technical note titled "A Global Green New Deal for Climate, Energy, and Development."

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UNGA Approves Sustainable Development Resolutions, Establishes Preparatory Process for Rio+20 [viewed]

December 2009: Following approval by the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), the UNGA approved a series of draft resolutions on sustainable development in December 2009, including on climate change, harmony with Mother Earth, Mauritius Strategy, the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), agricultural commodities, and implementation of Agenda 21.

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Nominations Sought for Civil Society Observers to Climate Investment Funds [viewed]

16 December 2009: Members of non-profit civil society organizations, networks, or small, local communities involved in issues of climate change have been invited to vote for candidates to civil society observer seats on two sub-committees of the Climate Investment Funds' (CIF) Strategic Climate Fund (SCF): the Forest Investment Program (FIP) and the Scaling up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP).

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Climate Investment Funds to Allocate US$800 Million for Asia [viewed]

18dic_09_0616 December 2009: Countries governing the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) have endorsed the use of a total of US$800 million from the CIF Clean Technology Fund (CTF) for a range of climate activities in the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam.

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IDB Finances Expansion of Wind Power in Mexico and Biofuels in Peru [viewed]

Idb15 December 2009: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a US$102 million loan in partial financing for two wind power projects totaling 318 MW in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico.

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