Economics, Trade & Investment

UN/ISDR Presents Reports on Disaster Risk and Climate Change [viewed]

© UN12 June 2009: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) presented two reports on risk reduction, adaptation and insurance within the context of climate change, at a side event held during the climate change talks in Bonn, Germany.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Holds Panel on Climate Change and Intellectual Property [viewed]

12 June 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat organized a panel on intellectual property rights (IPRs) and technology transfer (TT), at a side event held during the climate change talks, in Bonn, Germany.

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Joint ACP-EC Council of Ministers Adopts Declaration on Climate Change and Development [viewed]

29 May 2009: Representatives of the States of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group and the European Community (EC) and its member States met in Brussels, Belgium, from 28-29 May 2009, for the Joint ACP-EC Council of Ministers and adopted a joint declaration on climate change and development.

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UNECLAC Posts Reports on Energy, Climate Change and Biofuels in Latin America [viewed]

© UNECLAC The first report, titled “Energía y Cambio Climático: oportunidades para una política integrada en América Latina y el Caribe” (Energy and climate change: opportunities for an integrated policy in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)) and authored by Jean Acquatella, assesses opportunities for integrated policy approaches towards energy security and climate change mitigation in LAC countries during the 2010-2030 period.

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World Bank Booklet on Climate-related Activities [viewed]

June 2009: The World Bank has published a booklet titled “Development and Climate Change: The World Bank Group at Work,” which provides an overview of its activities related to climate change, including sections on partnerships, strategy, finance, knowledge and capacity.

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World Bank Signs Two Emission Reduction Purchase Agreements with Thailand [viewed]

© World Bank5 June 2009: The World Bank has signed carbon finance agreements with two Thai companies that will lead to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions through the improvement of an ethanol refinery and wastewater treatment at an ethanol production plant.

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OECD Environmental Review of Finland Recommends GHG Emissions Reductions [viewed]

© OECD5 June 2009: The Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published an “Environmental Performance Review of Finland,” which notes that in 2006 Finland's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions had increased by 13% compared to 1990 levels, well above the country's Kyoto commitment of 0%.

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UN Regional Commissions Hold First GEE21 Project Meeting [viewed]

© UN 5 June 2009: Representatives from the five UN regional commissions, namely the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the UN Economic and Social Commission for East Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), and the UN Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (UNESCWA), gathered in Geneva, Switzerland, on 4 June 2009, for the first meeting of the Global Energy Efficiency 21 (GEE21) project.

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OECD Publishes Report on the Economics of Climate Change Mitigation [viewed]

5 June 2009: A new report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) outlines key steps towards the development of a single international carbon price, including phasing out fossil fuel subsidies and expanding and linking regional carbon markets through direct linking of existing emission trading systems, scaled-up Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), use of sectoral crediting mechanisms, and incorporation of the forest sector.

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GEF Posts Documents for June's Council Meeting, UNDP Updates GEF Project Pipeline Database [viewed]

© GEF June 2009: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has posted the documents for the 35th Meeting of the GEF Council, which will convene from 22-24 June 2009, in Washington DC, US.

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