Economics, Trade & Investment

EIB Funds Clean Energy in the Dominican Republic [viewed]

3 November 2010: The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide US$37 million to finance high-voltage electricity transmission networks in the Dominican Republic, to enable power generated by new wind and hydroelectric power plants to be distributed across the country.

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Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Receives New Pledges [viewed]

2 November 2010: The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, managed by the World Bank, recently held its Participants Assembly meeting, during which donor countries committed over US$100 million in new pledges.

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UNDP Releases Fourth Climate Change Adaptation Bulletin [viewed]

November 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released the fourth issue of its Climate Change Adaptation Bulletin, a quarterly publication that provides an overview of the technical assistance to countries at the national, sub-national and community-level.

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Event: WTO Trade and Environment Meetings [viewed]

Three environment-related meetings will take place on 8-9 November 2010: (i) on 8 November 2010, the Committee on Trade and Environment in Special Session (CTESS) will hold an open-ended informal meeting on all three elements under Paragraph 31 of the Doha Development Agenda; (ii) the WTO Secretariat will organize a Workshop on the Linkages between Trade, Transport and the Environment in the morning of 9 November 2010; and (iii) the Committee on Trade and Environment in Regular Session (CTE Regular) will meet in the afternoon of 9 November 2010.  

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Latin American Carbon Forum Highlights Region's Potential [viewed]

2 November 2010: Participants to the Fifth Latin American Carbon Forum, which took place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, from 13-15 October 2010, expressed concern over barriers to carbon mitigation projects and the lack of progress in the climate change negotiations.

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World Bank Finances Concentrated Solar Power Plant in Morocco [viewed]

November 2010: A World Bank-financed concentrated solar power plant cutting edge design  is now supplying electricity to the Moroccan electricity grid.

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Pacific Islands Forum Economic Ministers' Meeting Discusses Climate Financing [viewed]

28 October 2010: The 14th Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Economic Ministers' Meeting (FEMM) was held in Alofi, Niue, on 27-28 October 2010, to discuss options for the Pacific region to improve access to, and management of, climate change financing.

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CARICOM Posts Draft Regional Food and Nutrition Security Policy [viewed]

October 2010: The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has posted the final draft of the Regional Food and Nutrition Security Policy, which includes a section on food stability focusing on improving the food and nutrition security resilience of the region to natural and socioeconomic shocks and climate change.

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World Bank Signs First African Emission Reduction Purchase Agreement on Soil Carbon [viewed]

3 November 2010: The World Bank signed the first African Emission Reduction Purchase Agreement (ERPA) on soil carbon in a ceremony held at the International Conference on Agriculture, Food Security, and Climate Change in The Hague, the Netherlands.

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UNECE Holds Seminar on Policy Reforms for Clean Energy [viewed]

29 October 2010: As reported in the Weekly newsletter of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) for the period 25-29 October 2010, UNECE held the second seminar on policy reforms to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy investments on 20-22 October 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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