Economics, Trade & Investment

South Asia Regional Climate Change Conference Highlights Vulnerabilities of South Asia to Climate Change [viewed]

© Kathmandu 1 September 2009: Government leaders meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal, for the South Asia Regional Climate Change Conference “A Vision for Addressing Climate Change Risks and Vulnerabilities in the Himalayas” issued a Final Statement noting that South Asia, including the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region, is a climate change hot spot that influences the lives of half of the world's population, is highly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change, and is characterized by critical knowledge gaps, especially of mountain ecosystems within and across its constituent units.

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Documents Posted for Seventh Adaptation Fund Board Meeting [viewed]

© Adaptation Fund September 2009: The Adaptation Fund Secretariat has posted the documents for the Seventh Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board, to be held in Bonn, Germany, from 14-16 September 2009.

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ECLAC Hosts Second Latin American and Caribbean Dialogue Towards Copenhagen [viewed]

2 September 2009: Addressing the Second Latin American and Caribbean Dialogue towards Copenhagen, Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), offered a “neutral ground for dialogue to help the region advance towards common positions.”

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APF Special Session on Climate Change Highlights Africa's Climate Change Concerns and Expectations [viewed]

© APF2 September 2009: The Africa Partnership Forum's (APF) one-day high-level session on climate change in Africa concluded with an expression of the region's determination to make a significant contribution to efforts at reducing global emissions.

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UNEP Publishes Report on Climate and Trade Policies in a Post-2012 World [viewed]

© UNEP August 2009: A new publication, titled “Climate and Trade Policies in a Post-2012 World,” is the result of a joint effort by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the ADAM project (“Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies: Supporting European Climate Policy”).

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UN World Economic and Social Survey 2009 Calls for Integrated Policy Responses to Climate Change [viewed]

© UN1 September 2009: The UN has launched a report on “The World Economic and Social Survey 2009: Promoting Development, Saving the Planet,” which calls for integrated policy responses to development and climate challenges.

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ESCAP Holds Seminar on Green Growth Strategies [viewed]

© UNESCAP31 August 2009: Government officials from across South-East Asia have gathered in western Thailand for a six-day UN seminar on how countries can implement low-carbon strategies that will also boost economic growth.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Highlights Adaptation Private Practice Initiatives [viewed]

© UNFCCC24 August 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published thirteen examples of best practices for businesses to help the poor to adapt while increasing profitability.

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ADB Workshop on Regional Economics of Climate Change [viewed]

© ABD17 August 2009: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) organized a “National Expert Workshop for Regional Economics of Climate Change in South Asia,” in Colombo, Sri Lanka to address technologies and options available to confront climate change in the country.

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UNDP Releases Paper on Scaling-Up Efforts to Meet Climate Challenge [viewed]

© UNDP August 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) posted an online paper titled “Climate Change at UNDP: Scaling Up to Meet the Challenge,” prepared by its Environment and Energy Group. The paper presents UNDP's strategy to support the efforts of developing countries and vulnerable groups for scaling up mitigation and adaptation action to successfully meet the climate change challenge and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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