Economics, Trade & Investment

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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World Bank Releases Report on State and Trends of the Carbon Market 2009 [viewed]

© CFB2 June 2009: Despite the turmoil in the financial world, during 2008 the global carbon market doubled to US$126 billion, according to the World Bank's report titled “State and Trends of the Carbon Market 2009.”

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OECD High-Level Meeting Adopts Guidance on Mainstreaming Adaptation into Development Cooperation [viewed]

© COPYRIGHTFOTO29 May 2009: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) adopted policy guidance on Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Development Co-operation.

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OECD Publishes Study on Sectoral Approaches in Developing Countries and the Carbon Market [viewed]

© OECD28 May 2009: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has presented a new study by Richard Baron (International Energy Agency (IEA)), Barbara Buchner (IEA) and Jane Ellis (OECD) titled “Sectoral Approaches and the Carbon Market.”

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