Latin America & the Caribbean

World Bank Outlines Brazil's Opportunities for Low-Carbon Growth [viewed]

17 June 2010: The World Bank has released a study titled "Brazil Low-Carbon Country Case Study," which finds that this country could reduce its gross greenhouse gas (GHG)  emissions by up to 37% between 2010 and 2030, while maintaining the development goals set out by the government for that period, and without negatively affecting growth or jobs.

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Meeting of LDCs and AOSIS Climate Negotiators to be Convened [viewed]

15 June 2010: The EU has provided US$1.1 million to the Solomon Islands Government to host an international meeting of 200 climate change negotiators from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) to discuss key climate change issues ahead of the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, scheduled to take place in Cancun, Mexico, at the end of 2010.

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Bolivia Comments on AWG-LCA Advance Draft [viewed]

16 June 2010: During a press conference held at UN Headquarters in New York, US, Bolivian Ambassador Pablo Solόn strongly objected to the advance draft of a revised text to facilitate negotiations among parties produced by the Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the UNFCCC (AWG-LCA) at its tenth session, held in Bonn, Germany, earlier in June.

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Event: ECLAC Roundtable on Impacts of Climate Change on Adaptive Policy in the Caribbean [viewed]

The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean will be hosting a roundtable to discuss the impacts of climate change on adaptive policy in the Caribbean. The meeting will consider initiatives on climatic modeling that have already been conducted in the subregion and discuss the new initiative titled “Understanding potential economic impacts of climate change in LAC.”  

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UNECE Organizes Energy and Climate Meetings [viewed]

11 June 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has hosted a series of energy and climate meetings at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The first meeting of the Group of Experts of the Global Energy Efficiency 21 (GEE21) Project convened on 10 June 2010. It was preceded by the 15th Session of the Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation, on 9 June 2010, and followed by the 21th Session of the Steering Committee of the GEE21 Project, on 11 June.

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CARICOM-US Discuss Partnership for Prosperity and Security [viewed]

10 June 2010: The Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Heads of Delegation of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met in Bridgetown, Barbados, on 10 June 2010, and pledged to strengthen cooperation in responding to common challenges in a spirit of partnership and mutual respect.

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World Bank Finances Water Sector Adaptation in Mexico [viewed]

10 June 2010: The World Bank approved a US$450 million loan to promote Mexico's water sector adaptation efforts.

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UNFCCC Publishes Grenada Submissions [viewed]

2 June 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a submission (FCCC/CP/2010/3) from Grenada, on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), consisting of a proposed protocol to the Convention for adoption at the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16), to take place in Cancun, Mexico, at the end of 2010.

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Event: Fifth Caribbean Environment Forum and Exhibition (CEF 5), Second Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF 2), and 15th Annual Wider Caribbean Waste Management Conference (ReCaribe) [viewed]

These three events will be held simultaneously under the unified theme "Coping with Copenhagen: Water, Waste, Energy, Health..." to emphasize actions and strategies to address key Caribbean environmental issues against the backdrop of climate change. The CEF series on Caribbean health and environment has been organized by the Caribbean Community's (CARICOM) Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI) biennially since 2000. The CSEF focuses on energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy security for Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The annual ReCaribe has been organized since 1995 by Clean Islands International (CII) to discuss waste management issues in the wider Caribbean region. The combined event is being co-sponsored by the Jamaican Government, the Organization of American States (OAS), the Global Environment Facility's (GEF) Integrating Watershed and Coastal Area Management project (IWCAM), the Caribbean Renewable Energy Development Programme (CREDP), and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  

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Event: Seminar on the Vulnerability of International Trade to the Carbon Footprint [viewed]

The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will host a seminar to examine the possible impacts on Latin American and Caribbean trade of efforts to assess the “carbon footprint” of goods and services.  

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