Energy

GEF Endorses Projects on Biodiversity, Climate Change, International Waters and POPs [viewed]

November 2010: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) gave a final green light to a series of full-sized projects during the month of November, which allows their final approval by implementing agencies to commence activities, including on: biodiversity conservation in Venezuela, Lao PDR and Ecuador; climate change in Chile; and removal of HCFCs in the Russian Federation.

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OECD Publishes Report on Corporate Green Growth Activities [viewed]

29 November 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released a report titled "Green and growth go together: The business case for a low-carbon economy."

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OECD Publishes Paper on Cities and Carbon Finance [viewed]

19 November 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released a working paper titled “Cities and Carbon Market Finance: Taking Stock of Cities' Experience with Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI).”

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ICRAF Releases Paper on Biodiesel in the Amazon [viewed]

November 2010: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has released a working paper titled "Biodiesel in the Amazon," which addresses the approaches taken by Brazilian Federal and state governments to consider the social and environmental sustainability of soybean and palm oil production in the Amazon.

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Event: Joint Pacific Ministerial for Energy, Transport and ICT [viewed]

The theme for the meeting is strategic engagement for economic development. Delegates will consider issues related to energy, ICT and transport (maritime and aviation) and cross-cutting issues.  

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Event: First Sustainable Infrastructure Financing Summit [viewed]

The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is partnering with Global Energy Basel to convene this event. The event focuses on the challenge of financing investment in low-carbon, resilient infrastructure necessary to both mitigate and adapt to climate change. It will feature investment forums, high-level roundtable discussions and specialized panels related to challenges and opportunities for sustainable infrastructure investment.  

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UNCTAD Post-Crisis Report Analyzes Opportunities in Environmental Market Sector [viewed]

29 November 2010: The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has published a report titled "International Trade After the Economic Crisis: Challenges and New Opportunities," which analyzes new business opportunities in the environmental sector.

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UNDP Cyprus Reports on Sustainability Efforts [viewed]

29 November 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Cyprus office has reported on the implementation of sustainability in its programmes and day-to-day operations.

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FAO Launches Policy for Engaging with Indigenous Communities [viewed]

26 November 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has developed a guidance document titled "FAO Policy on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples," aimed to guide systematic and responsible engagement with indigenous peoples and their organizations.

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FAO Releases Regional Studies on Forests and Climate Change [viewed]

November 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released two working papers based on regional studies on forests and climate change.

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