Latin America & the Caribbean

Event: 27th Meeting of the Forestry Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (COFLAC 27) [viewed]

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) regional forestry commission serving Latin America and the Caribbean will hold its biennial meeting to review and coordinate the application of forestry policies in the region and exchange information among officials from LAC countries responsible for the sector. COFLAC 27 is to focus on the sustainable management of forests, and forests and climate change.  

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IDB and Nordic Development Fund Support Green Microfinance [viewed]

IDB18 October 2011: The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, has partnered with the Nordic Development Fund to launch a US$7 million programme to fund pilot microfinance activities for mitigation and adaptation to climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Caribbean Development Bank Supports CARICOM Climate Change Strategy [viewed]

13 October 2011: The Caribbean Development Bank's (CDB) Board of Directors approved, on 13 October 2011, a US$470,000 grant to the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) to help it coordinate the Caribbean Community's (CARICOM) climate change strategy and implementation plan.

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South American Officials Stress Role of Forests in Combating Climate Change [viewed]

6 October 2011: Directors and high-level officials of the forests services of South American countries have agreed on the need for common and regional approaches to the challenges facing the continent's forests, in particular climate change.

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Event: Regional Workshop on Climate Change - Impacts, Adaptation and Development in Mountain Regions (Latin America) [viewed]

The Mountain Partnership Secretariat is organizing three regional meetings in Chile, Tajikistan and Uganda with support of the World Bank Development Grant Facility. This meeting is organized in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).  

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UNFCCC Publishes Submissions on REDD+ Methodological Guidance [viewed]

19 October 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published views (FCCC/SBSTA/2011/MISC.7) on methodological guidance for activities relating to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries (REDD+).

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UNFCCC Publishes Colombia's Submission on National Communication Costs [viewed]

UNFCCC18 October 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a submission (FCCC/SBI/2011/MISC.4) from Colombia, on information by parties not included in Annex I to the Convention on the detailed costs incurred, including in-kind contributions, for the preparation of their most recent national communications, and on the financial resources received through the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

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World Resources Report Focuses on Decision Making in a Changing Climate [viewed]

18 October 2011: The World Resources Institute (WRI), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank have released the latest edition of the World Resources Report titled “Decision Making in a Changing Climate.”

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World Food Day Focuses on Food Prices and Horn of Africa Crisis [viewed]

17 October 2011: International organizations participated in events across the world marking World Food Day on 17 October 2011 under the theme: “Food prices – from crisis to stability.”

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IDB Supports Energy Efficiency in Caribbean Hotels [viewed]

IDB13 October 2011: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US$2 million grant to finance a more energy efficient tourism industry in the Caribbean. The Caribbean Hotel Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Action– Advanced Program (CHENACT–AP) was presented during the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF).

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