Economics, Trade & Investment

UNEP Releases Patent-Based Study on Clean Energy Technologies [viewed]

30 September 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), in partnership with European Patent Office and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), has released a report titled "Patents and clean energy: bridging the gap between evidence and policy."

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IDA Presents its Work on Disaster Risk Reduction [viewed]

September 2010: The International Development Association (IDA) published a brief report on its activities relating to disaster risk reduction (DRR) and sustainable development, highlighting projects to support DRR as a strategic priority in country development strategies.

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Event: Regional Workshop on Climate Change Finance and Aid Effectiveness [viewed]

This workshop is organied by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, in response to demand from countries in the Asia-Pacific region to: better understand the needs of the Asia-Pacific countries in terms of the design and governance of climate change funds; and build capacity of relevant ministries to better access and use the potential inflow of new funding. The workshop is facilitated by the Capacity Development for Development Effectiveness Facility (CDDE) with support from donors to the CDDE Facility (Asia Development Bank (ADB), Japan, UN Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank) as well as Sweden and the OECD-Development Assistance Committee (DAC).  

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World Bank and IDB Co-Organize Energy Efficiency and Access Forum for Latin America [viewed]

29 September 2010: An Energy Efficiency and Access Forum, which was jointly organized by the Mexican Government, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank, highlighted that Latin America's power generating capacity may need to double over the next 20 years to meet the growing demand for electricity.

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Event: WTO Committee on Trade and Environment [viewed]

The World Trade Organization (WTO) Committee on Trade and Environment (CTE) will discuss experiences with product carbon footprint schemes.  

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Event: IDB Mitigation and Environmental Sustainability Workshop (in Spanish) [viewed]

This training workshop, organized by the Inter-American Development Bank, Banco de Comercio Exterior de Colombia (Bancóldex) and the Asociación Latinoamericana de Instituciones Financieras para el Desarrollo (ALIDE) will evaluate the risks and opportunities created by climate change, as well as financing challenges as a result of mitigation needs.  

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EBRD-EIB Multilateral Carbon Credit Fund to Purchase Armenian Hydropower Plant Credits [viewed]

28 September 2010: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)- European Investment Bank (EIB) Multilateral Carbon Credit Fund (MCCF) has agreed to buy carbon credits from a group of ten small hydropower plants in Armenia, bundled into a single project under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) framework.  

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UNDP/GEF SGP Announces Global Partnership on Community-Based Adaptation [viewed]

20 September 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) announced a Global Partnership on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (GPCBA) on the occasion of the 2010 Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Review Summit of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

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IFC Publishes Strategy to Engage Private Sector in Adaptation [viewed]

September 2010: The International Finance Corporation (IFC) published a report by Asian Tigers Capital Partners defining "A Strategy to Engage the Private Sector in Climate Change Adaptation in Bangladesh."

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Asia and Pacific Ministerial Conference Focuses on Green Development [viewed]

27 September 2010: The sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific (MCED-6) is convening in Astana, Kazakhstan, from 27 September-2 October 2010, under the theme "Green Development." 

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