Science, Assessment & Monitoring

IDB, Bloomberg Rank Latin American Countries' Low-Carbon Investment Environments [viewed]

IDB18 June 2012: The Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance created the Climatescope, the first annual report, index, and interactive web tool aimed at scoring the clean energy market in Latin America and the Caribbean. This tool was released during the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

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UNFCCC Releases Status Report of Slovakia's Annual Inventory [viewed]

18 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual status report of the annual inventory of Slovakia (FCCC/ASR/2012/SVK).

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World Bank, Rio de Janeiro Launch Low Carbon City Development Program [viewed]

World Bank18 June 2012: On the occasion of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), the city of Rio de Janeiro and the World Bank launched the Low Carbon City Development Program.

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AfDB, CIF Launch Climate Resilience Projects in Niger and Mozambique [viewed]

15 June 2012: The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) has approved two projects under its Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR) with co-financing and support by the African Development Bank (AfDB), aiming to improve climate forecasting and communication in Niger, and building resilience of agricultural production systems in Mozambique.

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World Day to Combat Desertification Celebrated at Rio+20 [viewed]

17 June 2012: The Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is marking World Day to Combat Desertification, which is celebrated annually on 17 June, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, just a few days before the opening of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20). 

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Multilateral Development Banks Discuss Methodology for Tracking Adaptation Finance [viewed]

AfDB15 June 2012: Representatives of the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) met on the margins of the UN Climate Change meeting in Bonn, Germany, to discuss a joint methodology for climate adaptation financing tracking, including the concept of adaptation to be adopted, a set of high level principles and a roadmap to finalize the methodology.

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UNFCCC Releases Status Report of Monaco's Annual Inventory [viewed]

14 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual status report of the annual inventory of Monaco (FCCC/ASR/2012/MCO).

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UNFCCC Releases Status Report of Latvia's Annual Inventory [viewed]

14 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual status report of the annual inventory of Latvia (FCCC/ASR/2012/LVA).

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UNFCCC Publishes Poland's GHG Inventory Review Report [viewed]

12 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the centralized review of the 2011 annual submission of Poland (FCCC/ARR/2011/POL), which shows that total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased by 32.1 % between 1988 and 2009.

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UNFCCC Releases Status Report of Canada's Annual Inventory [viewed]

12 June 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual status report of the annual inventory of Canada (FCCC/ASR/2012/CAN).

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