Economics, Trade & Investment

Event: 2010 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group [viewed]

The Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group provide an opportunity for discussion of the work of these organizations on sustainable development. More information will be posted once available. It will include a session on "Green Growth and Development: Opportunities, Challenges, Experiences."  

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LDCs Stress Climate Vulnerability at UNESCAP High-Level Policy Dialogue [viewed]

20 January 2010: The UN Environment and Social Commission for  Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) convened the High-level Asia-Pacific Policy Dialogue from 18-20 January, in Dakar, Bangladesh.

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IMF Managing Director Highlights Challenges of Climate Change and Potential for Green Growth in Asia [viewed]

20 January 2010: Addressing the Asian Financial Forum taking place in Hong Kong, China, from 20-21 January 2010, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Dominique Strauss-Kahn, highlighted the challenges of transforming the global economy and the "immense importance to the long-term welfare of us all" of tackling climate change.

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World Bank Seeks Input on Environmentally Sustainable Energy Development Path [viewed]

19 January 2010: The World Bank launched online consultations to receive input from civil society on its new energy sector strategy and how the World Bank Group can best help developing countries improve access to and the reliability of energy, while helping them shift to a more environmentally sustainable energy development path.

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EIB Funds Research and Development of Green Trucks and Buses [viewed]

8 January 2010: The European Investment Bank (EIB) and MAN Group Munich have entered into a EUR 300m loan contract for the development and launch of reduced-emission and fuel-efficient powertrains for trucks and buses.

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World Bank Requests Comments on Monitoring and Reporting on Climate-Related Financial Flows [viewed]

January 2010: The World Bank has issued a discussion paper titled "Monitoring and Reporting on Financial Flows Related to Climate Change," and is seeking comments. The study was prepared by the World Bank in consultation with the UNFCCC and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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Event: Climate Change: Between Trust and Trade [viewed]

This UN University (UNU) event will feature as guest speaker Dr. William Antholis, Managing Director of Brookings Institution. The event will focus on global climate regime governance by examining the importance of building and maintaining trust between nations and by drawing on lessons learned from the experience of the global trading regime. The event will be moderated by Jean-Marc Coicaud, Director of the UNU New York Office.  

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UNEP FI and Others Call for Strong Climate Change Policies [viewed]

summit_logo14 January 2010:  The Investor Summit on Climate Risk, under the theme "Developing a Low-Carbon Economy: Leveraging Private Investment," took place on 14 January 2010, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, and brought together 450 global investors.

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UNEP Highlights Green Economy Strategy [viewed]

Unep3 January 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has highlighted its efforts to promote a low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy in the 21st century. According to UNEP, its strategy has focused on three priority areas: ecosystems-based adaptation; reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD); and clean technology readiness.

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GEF Funds Clean Energy Transport in Latin America [viewed]

GEF29 December 2009: The World Bank has approved two Global Environment Facility (GEF) grants to fund clean energy transport in Mexican and Brazilian cities.

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