Economics, Trade & Investment

World Bank Releases Paper on Forecasting Local Climate for Policy Analysis [viewed]

© World Bank July 2009: The World Bank has published a policy research working paper titled “Forecasting Local Climate for Policy Analysis – A Pilot Application for Ethiopia.”

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IDB Organizes Regional Policy Dialogue on National and Sectoral Strategies and Programmes for Climate Change [viewed]

© IDB5 August 2009: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) organized a meeting of the network on Sustainable Energy, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management to discuss national and sectoral climate change strategies.

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World Bank BioCarbon Fund Supports Reforestation in Congo DRC [viewed]

© World Bank 4 August 2009: The World Bank's BioCarbon Fund will purchase 500,000 tons of emission reductions from a reforestation project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), generating environmental benefits to the local community as well social services.

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UNESCAP Finalizes Green Growth Capacity Development Training of Trainers Toolkit [viewed]

© UNESCAP July 2009: The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific's (UNESCAP) Green Growth Capacity Development Team has finalized the first draft of its Green Growth training of trainers toolkit.

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UNECE Protocol on Pollutant Releases Set to Enter into Force [viewed]

© UNECE17 July 2009: The Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers to the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (or Aarhus Convention), is set to enter into force on 8 October 2009, following France's ratification, which was deposited with the UN Secretary-General on 10 July 2009.

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SECOND MEETING FOR GEF REPLENISHMENT DISCUSSES GEF-5 STRATEGY [viewed]

The second meeting for the fifth replenishment of the Global Environment Facility Trust Fund (GEF-5) addressed several issues that will guide GEF-5, including a strategy to enhance engagement with the private sector, a corporate programs strategy, and a results-based management framework.

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SIXTH ADAPTATION FUND BOARD MEETING INFORMED OF FIRST CER SALES [viewed]

The Adaptation Fund (AF) met for its sixth meeting in Bonn, Germany, from 15-17 June 2009, and was informed about the first sales of CERs on behalf of the Fund.

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UNCTAD and UNDP Publish CDM Guide in Brazil [viewed]

© UNDP23 July 2009: The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) presented a revised and expanded version of the Guide to the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in Brazil, a guide commissioned by Brazil's Ministry of Science and Technology and drawn up under the sponsorship of the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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ECOSOC Addresses Resource and Humanitarian Assistance Implications of Climate Change [viewed]

© COPYRIGHTFOTO23 July 2009: Speakers at the General Segment of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), on 23 July 2009, noted that climate change presents an additional global challenge “for which extraordinary resources are needed,” and that the financial architecture dealing with climate change should be efficient, effective and equitable.

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Voting on Civil Society Observer Seats for World Bank CIF Committees Underway [viewed]

© World Bank 21 July 2009: Voting is now open for the selection of candidates to serve as civil society observers for the following World Bank Climate Investment Fund committees: the Clean Technology Fund, the Strategic Climate Fund, and the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience.

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