Latin America & the Caribbean

IICA, GIZ Help Costa Rica Prepare NAMAs for Coffee, Waste and Public Transport Sectors [viewed]

23 November 2012: The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Germany's international cooperation agency (GIZ) and Costa Rica's Environment Ministry (MINAET) are assisting that country's coffee, solid waste management and public transport sectors in preparing Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMAs) for their sectors to gain financing for reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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BCIE Funds Study of Energy Generation from Porcine Wastes in Honduras [viewed]

12 November 2012: The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE) is partially funding a feasibility study, by the firm BioenergyR4E Choloma, of a project for a power generation plant using manure from pig farms as its fuel.

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20 Countries Propose UNFCCC Decision on Enhanced Mitigation of Developed Countries [viewed]

UNFCCC27 November 2012: The UNFCCC Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG LCA) has released a draft decision on enhanced mitigation of developed countries on behalf of 20 parties.

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IDB Approves Last Loan for Peru's Sustainable Energy Matrix [viewed]

IDB26 November 2012: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved the final segment of a four-part programmatic policy-based loan (PBL) to develop Peru's new sustainable energy matrix (NSEM).

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Adaptation Fund Board Accredits National Implementing Entities in Costa Rica, Morocco [viewed]

Adaptation Fund21 November 2012: The Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) has accredited two new entities as a National Implementing Entities (NIEs): the Fundecooperacion for Sustainable Development of Costa Rica, and the Agency for Agricultural Development (ADA) of Morocco.

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IICA Calls for Priority Attention to Agriculture in Climate Talks [viewed]

20 November 2012: The Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Victor Villalobos, circulated a "technical note" to Agriculture Ministers throughout the Americas regarding the place of agriculture in the climate change negotiations during the 18th meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP 18) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). 

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UNEP Riso Reports on Technology Needs Assessment Activities [viewed]

November 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development (URC) has released the fifth volume of its Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) Newsletter, which features articles on: TNA activities; a global experience-sharing workshops; and country experiences from Mauritius, Viet Nam, Georgia and Ecuador.

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IRENA Handbook Offers Best Practices for NAMA Policies for Renewable Energy Deployment [viewed]

IRENA26 November 2012: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has released a new report, titled "IRENA Handbook on Renewable Energy Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) for Policy Makers and Project Developers," that analyzes the role NAMAs can play in renewable energy deployment in developing countries and offers insights from case studies in Peru, Kenya and Grenada.

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UNFCCC Releases GEF Report on Support for BUR Preparation [viewed]

UNFCCC21 November 2012: The UNFCCC released an addendum to the report of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) (FCCC/CP/2012/6/Add.2). It provides information on the resource status approved for non-Annex I Parties to prepare biennial update reports (BUR).

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ECPA Newsletter Highlights LAC Work on Energy Access, Efficiency and Renewables [viewed]

14 November 2012: The Clearinghouse for the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) has released the latest issue of its bimonthly ECPA Clearinghouse Newsletter.

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