Latin America & the Caribbean

UNEP Launches Reports from Carbon Mapping Project [viewed]

20 October 2010: The UN Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Center (UNEP-WCMC) has launched carbon maps showing how carbon stocks in Asia, Africa and Latin America overlap with biodiversity hot spots. The maps were launched at the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), convening in Nagoya, Japan.

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IDB Releases Reports on Climate Change Research Needs in Latin America and the Caribbean [viewed]

October 2010: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) published a technical note on "Climate Change: A Research Agenda for Latin America  and the Caribbean" identifying the issues that need to be investigated for informed decision making at the national and regional levels with respect to climate change.

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UNEP Regional Seas Releases Report on Ecosystem Based Adaptation [viewed]

October 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Seas has released a report titled "Using Ecosystems to Address Climate Change – Ecosystem Based Adaptation."

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UN Secretary-General Vows Support to Guatemala [viewed]

12 October 2010: The International Cooperation Conference for the Reconstruction with Transformation of Guatemala took place from 11-12 October 2010, in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

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Event: Climate Change and the Mayan Vision [viewed]

This public lecture by Álvaro Colom Caballeros, President of Guatemala, is jointly convened by the Embassy of the Republic of Guatemala, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Office in Asia and the UN University (UNU). It will focus on national efforts to address climate change and contribute to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), while respecting the Mayan vision.  

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ADB Finances Two Solar Power Plants in Thailand [viewed]

12 October 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is lending up to US$140 million to The Bangchak Petroleum Company Public Company Limited (BCP) to build two solar power plants, for a total of 38MW in central Thailand.

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World Bank Receives Pledge from Norway for Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund [viewed]

9 October 2010: Norway has pledged US$30 million to the Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF), entrusted to the World Bank, with the aim of supporting Guyana's policies for limiting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and its progress in governance-related indicators.

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UNFCCC Publishes Subsidiary Bodies' Submissions for Cancun [viewed]

8 October 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published several submissions under the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), which will be considered at their 33rd sessions, scheduled to take place in Cancun, Mexico, from 30 November-4 December 2010.

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Fifth BASIC Meeting Focuses on Preparations for Cancun [viewed]

11 October 2010: The fifth ministerial meeting on climate change of Brazil, South Africa, India and China (BASIC) was held in Tianjin, China, from 10-11 October 2010, and focused on issues related to the Cancun Climate Change Conference.

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UN-REDD Workshop Highlights Community Consent in REDD [viewed]

7 October 2010: The UN-REDD Programme held a consultation workshop with representatives of civil society organizations and indigenous peoples from Latin American and the Caribbean to facilitate the development of guidance on free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) and recourse mechanisms for national UN-REDD activities.

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