Economics, Trade & Investment

World Bank Launches Green Bonds for Japanese Investors to Finance Low-Carbon Projects [viewed]

18 January  2010: The World Bank and Daiwa Securities Group announced the issuance of green bonds to support projects for low-carbon development, designed specifically for investors in Japan.

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ADB Funds Adaptation in Viet Nam [viewed]

13 January 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Australia will provide funding for a project to support adaptation in Viet Nam's low-lying Mekong Delta region.

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Climate Investment Funds Extend Deadline to Express Interest in Forest Pilot Projects [viewed]

January 2010: The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) have announced the extension of a deadline to submit expressions of interest to participate in the first projects to be funded by the Forest Investment Programs (FIP).

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ECLAC and IDB to Study Economics of Climate Change in Latin America [viewed]

20 January 2010: The UN Economic Comission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have signed an agreement to produce a series of studies on the economics of climate change in eight South American countries.

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GEF Approves Emergency Solar Power Project for Haiti [viewed]

20 January 2009: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approved an emergency project to help restore power, which was lost from the Port au Prince earthquake, to key medical facilities and refugee camps. The US$3 million grant, co-financed with matching grants from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank Group, will use solar energy to produce clean electricity for medical centers, vaccine refrigeration and other critical relief efforts.

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World Bank, IDB and ADB Sponsor Meeting on Transforming Transportation to Address Climate Change [viewed]

15 January 2010: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), among others, co-sponsored an event titled "Transforming transportation 2010," which took place in Washington DC, US, on 14-15 January 2010.

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Business UN Website Launched [viewed]

14 January 2010: The UN launched “Business.UN.org,” a new website designed to match the needs of UN organizations with the resources and capacities of the private sector.

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OECD Secretary-General Stresses Need for Further Climate Action [viewed]

December 2009: Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has stated that emissions reduction targets outlined in Copenhagen are insufficient.

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Event: Global Summit: Powering Growth for the Global Green Economy [viewed]

The Business for Environment Global Summit (B4E) will address resource efficiency, renewable energies, new business models and climate policy and strategies. At the meeting, CEOs and senior executives will join leaders from government, international agencies, NGOs and media to discuss environmental issues, forge partnerships and explore innovative solutions for a greener future.  

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Event: OECD Ministerial Meeting and Forum 2010 [viewed]

The annual Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Forum will be held alongside the OECD Ministerial meeting and is expected to gather over 10,000 people representing all stakeholders to exchange ideas and experiences, and play a part in shaping the responses to global challenges.  

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