Economics, Trade & Investment

UN Global Compact to Set Up Climate Change Think Tank on US Contaminated Site [viewed]

© UN11 August 2009: The UN has announced that one of the US' most polluted sites, contaminated by heavy metals and radiation, will be redeveloped as a green technology complex.

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GEF Launches “The Green Line” Newsletter [viewed]

© GEF4 August 2009: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has launched “The Green Line” newsletter as the new communication channel for the GEF.

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UNEP Report Illustrates How Energy Spending Stimulates Economic Growth and Creates Jobs [viewed]

© COPYRIGHTFOTO3 August 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative Public Finance Alliance (SEF Alliance) has published a report titled “Why Clean Energy Public Investment Makes Economic Sense – The Evidence Base,” which compiles and assesses evidence linking government clean energy spending with key indicators of economic health, such as job creation and growth.

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World Bank Announces Development Marketplace Finalists [viewed]

© World Bank August 2009: The World Bank has announced 100 finalists of the Development Marketplace contest on Climate Change Adaptation. Twenty-five of them will receive grants of up to US$200,000 to implement their projects over two years.

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World Bank Releases Paper on Forecasting Local Climate for Policy Analysis [viewed]

© World Bank July 2009: The World Bank has published a policy research working paper titled “Forecasting Local Climate for Policy Analysis – A Pilot Application for Ethiopia.”

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IDB Organizes Regional Policy Dialogue on National and Sectoral Strategies and Programmes for Climate Change [viewed]

© IDB5 August 2009: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) organized a meeting of the network on Sustainable Energy, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management to discuss national and sectoral climate change strategies.

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World Bank BioCarbon Fund Supports Reforestation in Congo DRC [viewed]

© World Bank 4 August 2009: The World Bank's BioCarbon Fund will purchase 500,000 tons of emission reductions from a reforestation project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), generating environmental benefits to the local community as well social services.

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UNESCAP Finalizes Green Growth Capacity Development Training of Trainers Toolkit [viewed]

© UNESCAP July 2009: The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific's (UNESCAP) Green Growth Capacity Development Team has finalized the first draft of its Green Growth training of trainers toolkit.

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UNECE Protocol on Pollutant Releases Set to Enter into Force [viewed]

© UNECE17 July 2009: The Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers to the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (or Aarhus Convention), is set to enter into force on 8 October 2009, following France's ratification, which was deposited with the UN Secretary-General on 10 July 2009.

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SECOND MEETING FOR GEF REPLENISHMENT DISCUSSES GEF-5 STRATEGY [viewed]

The second meeting for the fifth replenishment of the Global Environment Facility Trust Fund (GEF-5) addressed several issues that will guide GEF-5, including a strategy to enhance engagement with the private sector, a corporate programs strategy, and a results-based management framework.

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