Asia

Global Climate Change Alliance Regional Conference for Asia Held [viewed]

31 May 2010: Representatives of the EU, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Maldives, Myanmar and Nepal participated in Asia's regional conference of the Global Climate Change Alliance on 30-31 May 2010, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The regional conference took stock of challenges posed by climate change in Asia, focusing on vulnerable countries' specific problems, strategies and response actions, existing financial mechanisms and prospects for reaching an effective global agreement on climate change.

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ICRAF Releases Paper on Tenure Insecurity in Indonesia [viewed]

May 2010: The World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) has released a working paper looking at land tenure issues and reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) in the Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership initiative in Indonesia.

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ASEAN-EU Summit Discusses Energy and Climate Change Cooperation [viewed]

L-R: Mohamed Bolkiah & Miguel Moratinos26 May 2010: The 18th ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting, held in Madrid, Spain, on 26 May 2010, under the theme “Partners in Regional Integration,” addressed climate change and energy cooperation, among other issues.

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Second US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Tackles Climate and Energy [viewed]

US Department of State25 May 2010: The Strategic Track under the framework of the Second Round of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue addressed, inter alia, energy security and climate change, and produced 26 specific outcomes.

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World Bank Approves Indonesian Climate Change Project [viewed]

25 May 2010: The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors approved an International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) loan ofUS$200 million to support the Indonesian Government's policy agenda on climate change.

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UNDP, World Bank Support Hydro Energy in Nepal [viewed]

Bom Khola Power HouseApril 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP), through its Rural Energy Development Programme (REDP), has supported a joint venture of the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre of the Government of Nepal, in collaboration with the World Bank and local communities, to establish a 100 kw Bom Khola micro hydro plant.

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Fourth GEOSS Asia-Pacific Symposium Focuses on Climate and Biodiversity [viewed]

March 2010: The Fourth Asia-Pacific Symposium of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) was held in Bali, Indonesia, from 10-12 March 2010. Organized by the GEO Secretariat with the support of the Governments of Indonesia and Japan, the Symposium welcomed approximately 220 participants from 26 countries, and was organized around the theme "Towards a Global Earth Observation System of Systems that supports the societal benefit areas of climate and biodiversity."

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UNESCAP 66th Commission Session Adopts Incheon Declaration [viewed]

19 May 2010: The 66th Commission Session of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) convened from 13-19 May 2010, in Incheon, Republic of Korea. Representatives from 53 countries of the region and nine associate States discussed regional development policies, including green growth, and adopted the Incheon Declaration.

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Japan-CARICOM Project Approved [viewed]

14 May 2010: The Japan-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Friendship and Cooperation Fund has approved a US$267,466 project to assess the impacts of climate change on the energy sector in CARICOM countries.

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UNESCAP 66th Commission Session Discusses Green Growth [viewed]

17 May 2010: The 66th Commission Session of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) is convening from 13-19 May 2010, in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The event is gathering representatives from 53 regional countries and nine associate States and comprises a Senior Officials Segment from 13-15 May, and a Ministerial Segment from 17-19 May.

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