Economics, Trade & Investment

IDB to Limit GHG Emissions in Coal Fired Plants it Finances [viewed]

Idb5 November 2009: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is issuing a set of guidelines to finance coal-fired power plants in order to ensure they use among the best available technologies to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants.

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ADB Publishes Study on Integrating Biofuels and Rural Renewable Energy Production in Agriculture for Poverty Reduction [viewed]

Logo-adbOctober 2009: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has published an overview and strategic framework for biofuels development in the Greater Mekong Subregion. 

 

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World Bank Roundtable on Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Discusses Indigenous Peoples Climate Action Fund [viewed]

World Bank18 November 2009: Robert Zoellick, World Bank President, stated that indigenous peoples carry a “disproportionate share of the burden of climate change effects” during a roundtable on Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change, organized by the World Bank and First Peoples Worldwide, in Washington DC, US. 

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World Bank to Sell Adaptation Fund CERs through Bluenext Exchange [viewed]

World Bank17 November 2009: The World Bank, as trustee for the Adaptation Fund, has begun regular sales of certified emission reductions (CERs) through the BlueNext Exchange.

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APEC Leaders' Meeting Addresses Climate Change [viewed]

apec15 November 2009: Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) convened for their 17th meeting, titled “Sustaining Growth, Connecting the Region,” in Singapore on 14-15 November 2009, and discussed climate change, among other issues.

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Civil Society Organizations Encouraged to Nominate Observers to Climate Investment Fund's Sub-Committees [viewed]

16 November 2009: The self-selection process for non-profit civil society observers on two sub-committees of the Climate Investment Fund's (CIF) Strategic Climate Fund – the Forest Investment Program (FIP) and the Scaling up Renewable Energy Program in Local Income Countries (SREP) – is accepting nominations to participate as observers during CIF meetings and to register to vote on the nominees.

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World Bank Global Development Marketplace Awards US$4.8 Million to Innovative Adaptation Ideas [viewed]

developmentmarketplacelogo13 November 2009: The World Bank awarded close to US$5 million to 26 innovative climate adaptation projects, through a contest for community-based ideas to tackle the effects of climate change.

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ADB's Future Carbon Fund Receives US$20 Million Commitment from Republic of Korea [viewed]

Logo-adb13 November 2009: The Republic of Korea is the first Asian country to join the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Future Carbon Fund, with a $20 million commitment to acquire post-2012 carbon credits.

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GEF's Transport Project in Mexico Wins Harvard Award [viewed]

GEF12 November 2009: The Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership was awarded to the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and partners for their work on reducing greenhouse gas emissions through a sustainable transport bus project in Mexico City called Metrobus.

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CIF Calls for Nominations of Experts to Forest Investment Program [viewed]

cif-calls-for-nominations11 November 2009: The Climate Investment Fund (CIF) has called for nominations of experts to serve on the Expert Group for the Forest Investment Program (FIP), to work on the selection of country or regional pilots for the FIP.

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