Economics, Trade & Investment

Adaptation Fund Board Approves Funding for Two Projects [viewed]

15 December 2010: The Adaptation Fund Board concluded its 12th session in Cancun, Mexico, back-to-back with the Cancun Climate Change Conference. Board members approved funding for projects in Nicaragua and Pakistan, and for five concepts, from the Cook Islands, Ecuador, El Salvador, Georgia and the Maldives, for financing at its next session.

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UNEP Publishes Report on the Role of Ecosystems in Developing a Sustainable Economy [viewed]

15 December 2010: The UN Environment Programme has released the second issue of its Policy Series on Ecosystem Management. The newest issue, titled "The role of ecosystems in developing a sustainable ‘Green Economy,'" discusses how investments in ecosystems can result in benefits at the local and global levels, while at the same time enhancing people's livelihoods.

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UNEP Publication Outlines Green Economy Successes in Developing Countries [viewed]

December 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released a publication titled “Green Economy Successes in Developing Countries,” which includes eight examples of transitioning towards a green economy, drawn from developing countries.

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ECLAC Report Finds Central America Vulnerable to Climate Change [viewed]

7 December 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has released a report that finds Central America may be one of the regions most adversely affected by climate change in socioeconomic terms.

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CIF Annual Report Presented during Cancun Climate Change Conference [viewed]

8 December 2010: The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Annual Report 2010, presented during the Cancun Climate Change Conference, presents projects that have taken place in more than 40 developing countries with the support of the US$6 billion Climate Investment Funds.

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World Bank Announces Roadmap for Action on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change [viewed]

9 December 2010: The World Bank, together with a group of global leaders and policy makers, announced a new initiative aimed to ensure agriculture plays a key role in the architecture of climate finance at the Cancun Climate Change Conference in Mexico.

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UNFF Celebrates Upcoming International Year of Forests 2011 [viewed]

8 December 2010: The UN Forum on Forests (UNFF), together with IUCN and the Clinton Climate Initiative Forestry Program, organized an event titled "International Year of Forests 2011: Forests for People" at the Cancun Climate Change Conference, celebrating the upcoming International Year of Forests 2011 and its theme of “Forests for People.”

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World Bank Launches Partnership for Market Readiness [viewed]

8 December 2010: World Bank Group President Robert Zoellick announced the establishment of the Partnership for Market Readiness at an event on the sidelines of the Cancun Climate Change Conference. This initiative will create a platform for sharing experience, fostering new and innovative carbon market instruments, harnessing financial flows, and building market readiness capacity for countries to scale up their climate change mitigation efforts.

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IIASA Presents Preliminary Findings of Global Energy Assessment [viewed]

6 December 2010: At a side event titled "the multiple co-benefits of transformational change: energy, land use, and climate change" held at the Cancun Climate Change Conference, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) presented the preliminary findings of the Global Energy Assessment.

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UNDP SGP Highlights Climate Resilience Project in Mexico [viewed]

4 December 2010: On the occasion of the Cancun Climate Change Conference, the Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP), the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and Mexico's National Commission of Protected Areas organized a site visit to a community-based project in the protected area of Yum Balam, which is helping a Mayan indigenous community increase its resilience to climate change.

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