Poverty Eradication

UNDP Recommends Low-Emission Human Development Policies in Asia-Pacific [viewed]

UNDPApril 2013: The Asia-Pacific Resource Centre (APRC) of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released a research paper examining the relationships between policies for economic and human development, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which identifies both mitigation and adaptation actions for countries in the region.

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UNDP Report Calls for US$113 Billion Investment to Relieve Asia-Pacific Energy Poverty by 2030 [viewed]

UNDP23 April 2013: The Asia-Pacific Regional Centre (APRC) of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released a report on “Energy and Poverty in the Context of Climate Change” as part of a series of Asia-Pacific Human Development Report technical background papers, and recommends massive investments in energy to secure universal access to electricity and modern fuels.

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Energy Access Practitioner Network Newsletter Features Solar Energy in Africa, Access in Asia [viewed]

Sustainable Energy for All22 April 2013: The Energy Access Practitioner Network has released its April 2013 newsletter, featuring a practitioner's perspective section, updates on the Practitioner Network's activities and workshops, and information about funding opportunities, recent reports, new members, upcoming events, and other announcements.

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ESMAP Celebrates 30 Years of Sustainable Energy Assistance [viewed]

ESMAP17 April 2013: The World Bank's Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) is celebrating 30 years of assisting developing countries in meeting their energy needs.

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ECOSOC, BWIs Discuss Coordination to Advance Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

ECOSOC22 April 2013: A high-level meeting on "Coherence, coordination and cooperation in the context of financing for development and the post-2015 development agenda" brought together the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to discuss the global economic and financial crisis and its impact on financing for development.

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UK DEFRA Grant Promotes Low-Carbon Agriculture and Poverty Reduction in Brazil [viewed]

defra-idb5 April 2013: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will be administering a $39.2 million grant from the UK's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to support the adoption of sustainable farming methods in Brazil.

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UNISDR Reports on HFA2 Consultation [viewed]

UNISDRApril 2013: The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has released the “Synthesis Report on Consultations on the Post-2015 Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (HFA2).” The report details the results of the year-long consultative process on HFA2 launched in March 2012, which included targeted global, regional, national and local level consultations.

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Group of Friends on SE4ALL Highlights Progress, Plans [viewed]

Sustainable Energy for All22 April 2013: The Co-Chairs of the Group of Friends on Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) – Denmark, Norway and Pakistan – hosted a high-level event to update UN Member States on SE4ALL and others and gather support for sustainable energy. The event took place on 22 April 2013, in New York, US, in follow-up to the first meeting of the SE4ALL Advisory Board, on 19 April, in Washington, DC.

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UN Hosts Interactive Dialogue on Harmony with Nature [viewed]

UNGA22 April 2013: In commemoration of International Mother Earth Day, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) held an interactive dialogue on Harmony with Nature, called for in UNGA resolution 67/214. The dialogue, held at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 22 April 2013, featured remarks from UN officials and Member State representatives, and a panel discussion and interactive exchange between participants and delegates.

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SE4All Advisory Board Announced, Marking "New Era in UN-World Bank Relations" [viewed]

worldbank_se4all19 April 2013: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim have jointly announced the names of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Advisory Board, whose members will provide strategic guidance and serve as global ambassadors for the initiative. Ban and Kim are co-chairing the Board, marking what the Secretary-General called "a new era in UN-World Bank relations."

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