Economics, Trade & Investment

Event: GEF Council Meeting [viewed]

The dates for the 39th GEF Council meeting were selected at the end of the November 2009 meeting of the GEF Council (http://thegef.org/uploadedfiles/C.36.%20Joint%20Summary.final.pdf). The GEF Council Meeting will develop, adopt and evaluate GEF programs. Council members representing 32 constituencies (16 from developing countries, 14 from developed countries, and two from countries with transitional economies) will be represented at the Council Meeting. An NGO Consultation will be held on 15 November 2010.  

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ADAPTATION FUND BOARD TO BE HOSTED IN BONN [viewed]

The Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) accepted the offer by Germany to confer legal capacity and host the AFB in Bonn.

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UNESCAP Committee on Environment and Development's First Session to Focus on Green Growth [viewed]

Unescap30 November 2009: The first session of the Committee on Environment and Development of the UN Environment and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) is convening from 2-4 December 2009, in Bangkok, Thailand, and will focus on development through Green Growth.

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OECD and EIB's Cooperation Agreement Addresses the Economics of Climate Change [viewed]

Oecd26 November 2009: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed a cooperation agreement to share their expertise in support of sustainable development, including on the economics of climate change.

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ECLAC Executive Secretary Calls on the LAC Region to Contribute to Climate Change Negotiations [viewed]

23nov_09_0820 November 2009: Speaking at the launch of a study titled "The Economics of Climate Change in Chile," Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), noted that the impact of climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean will be considerable and stressed the need for the region to contribute to negotiations in the UN Climate Change Conference scheduled to take place in Copenhagen.

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Bonn Selected to Host Adaptation Fund Board [viewed]

Adaptationfund18 November 2009: The Adaptation Fund Board accepted the offer by Germany to confer legal capacity and host the Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) in Bonn.

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EIB Funds 80 Million Euro Solar Power Project in Spain [viewed]

Eib16 November 2009: The European Investment Bank (EIB) announced an 80 million Euro loan to finance the construction and commissioning of a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Fuentes de Andalucía, Spain.�

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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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