Economics, Trade & Investment

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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EU Approves New Rules on Illegal Timber [viewed]

3 December 2010: New rules to prevent illegal timber being sold on the European market have come into force across the EU, in order to strengthen efforts to halt illegal logging causing serious environmental damage and biodiversity loss, and undermining sustainable forest management. 

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UNDP Portrays Latin America and Caribbean as a Biodiversity Superpower [viewed]

UNDP2 December 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a report titled "Latin America and the Caribbean: A Biodiversity Superpower" during the Ibero-American Summits of Heads of State and Governments held in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

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CDM Executive Board Launches Calls for Public Input [viewed]

1 December 2010: As agreed at its 58th meeting, the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has launched two calls for public inputs.

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UNEP Launches CDM Methodologies and Technologies Selection Tool [viewed]

December 2010: the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Risoe Centre has launched a tool to assist Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) stakeholders in choosing the most appropriate and relevant methodologies and technologies for their CDM projects.

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Event: 17th ILO American Regional Meeting [viewed]

This meeting is convened by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and is intended to provide a forum for tripartite delegations to express their opinions on the themes addressed by the Report prepared by the Director-General of the ILO for this meeting. The Meeting will host a series of four Dialogues about issues related to the lessons of the crisis for the World of Work, decent work challenges, and innovative experiences, including green jobs.  

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