Latin America & the Caribbean

UNEP Completes GEO-5 Regional Consultations [viewed]

5 October 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has completed its scheduled regional consultations for GEO-5. The consultations were convened in Washington DC, US (September 2), Panama City, Panama (September 6-7), Ottawa, Canada (September 9), Bangkok, Thailand (September 16-17), Nairobi, Kenya (September 20-21), Geneva, Switzerland (September 23-24) and Bahrain (October 4-5).

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WMO South American Regional Meeting Identifies Priorities [viewed]

September 2010: At the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) South American Regional Association meeting in Bogota, Colombia, delegates from 13 South American countries agreed on the need for efforts to provide better meteorological and hydrological services in the region.

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UNFCCC Publishes SBI Documents for Cancun [viewed]

30 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published several documents for consideration by the 33rd session of Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), which will take place in Cancun, Mexico, from 30 November-4 December 2010.

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Director of the ACP Observatory on Migration Focuses on South-South Migration and MDGs [viewed]

28 September 2010: The Director of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States Observatory on Migration, Laurent de Boeck, stated that improved management of South-South migration can contribute positively to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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World Bank and IDB Co-Organize Energy Efficiency and Access Forum for Latin America [viewed]

29 September 2010: An Energy Efficiency and Access Forum, which was jointly organized by the Mexican Government, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank, highlighted that Latin America's power generating capacity may need to double over the next 20 years to meet the growing demand for electricity.

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Event: IDB Mitigation and Environmental Sustainability Workshop (in Spanish) [viewed]

This training workshop, organized by the Inter-American Development Bank, Banco de Comercio Exterior de Colombia (Bancóldex) and the Asociación Latinoamericana de Instituciones Financieras para el Desarrollo (ALIDE) will evaluate the risks and opportunities created by climate change, as well as financing challenges as a result of mitigation needs.  

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UNFCCC Publishes Peru's Submission on Cancun Outcome [viewed]

24 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a submission from Peru (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/MISC.6) on preparation of an outcome to be presented for adoption to the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) to enable the full, effective and sustained implementation of the Convention through long-term cooperative action now, up to and beyond 2012.

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IFC Publishes Strategy to Engage Private Sector in Adaptation [viewed]

September 2010: The International Finance Corporation (IFC) published a report by Asian Tigers Capital Partners defining "A Strategy to Engage the Private Sector in Climate Change Adaptation in Bangladesh."

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Event: Energy Efficiency and Access Forum [viewed]

The Energy Efficiency and Access Forum is organized by the Mexican Secretary of Energy, the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The event is being organized in the run up to the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancún to take place in December of this year. The debate will center around three main topics: norms and standardization; capacity building and dissemination of information to the public; and successful programs from Mexico and other countries.  

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UNGA Tackles Climate Change, SIDS and Disaster Issues [viewed]

25 September 2010: The general debate of the UN General Assembly's 65th session started on 23-25 September 2010, in New York, US, with several speakers addressing issues related to climate change, disasters and small island developing States (SIDS).

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