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Latest News - 19 December 2014
December 2014 Climate Finance Update
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19_December 2014: During December 2014, finance for climate change mitigation and adaptation projects was announced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank. Germany, Norway and the UK also reported on funding for projects to be undertaken in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF), the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), the GEF and IDB released climate-related publications. continued...
Comoros Accepts Doha Amendment to Kyoto Protocol
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18_December 2014: The UNFCCC Secretariat has reported that Comoros has accepted the Doha Amendment, which formalizes commitments for the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol (2013-2020). This announcement brings the total number of parties that have deposited their instruments of acceptance to 22. continued...
IEA Reviews US Energy Policies
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18_December 2014: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released its 'Energy Policies of IEA Countries: The United States 2014 Review.' The report reviews the oil and gas boom in the US, developments in the national energy policy framework and efforts toward sustainability in the energy system and stability in the electricity sector. continued...
EEA: Focus Energy Policies to Spur Innovation
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15_December 2014: The European Environment Agency (EEA) has released a report compiling the 582 energy support measures of member States that were in place in 2012 and their probable effects on energy innovation. The report, titled 'Energy Support Measures and Their Impact on Innovation in the Renewable Energy Sector in Europe,' finds that 41% of these measures are associated with renewable energy, while 53% are associated with fossil fuels. The findings of the report suggest support policies could be better focused to drive innovation in renewables. continued...
ESCAP, Thailand Commemorate 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami
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15_December 2014: During an event that convened ten years after one of the deadliest natural disasters the world has ever seen, panelists took stock of progress made in building greater resilience to disasters in the Asia-Pacific region, and identified remaining gaps and regional priorities going forward. The event highlighted that, while much has been done to fill the gaps in risk reduction, disaster preparedness and early warning systems ten years on from the Indian Ocean Tsunami, which hit on 26 December 2004, much remains to be done, particularly at the local level. continued...
COP 20 Presidency Endorses Lima Adaptation Knowledge Initiative
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14_December 2014: The Presidency of the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the UNFCCC has endorsed the Lima Adaptation Knowledge Initiative, announced by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and UNFCCC Secretariat at the Lima Climate Change Conference. continued...
UNEP FI Report Reviews How Public Interventions Can Unlock Private Climate Finance
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5_December 2014: The UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) Finance Initiative has published a report, titled ‘Demystifying Private Climate Finance,' which discusses the concept of private finance, how it links with climate change mitigation and adaptation, and how public actors can mobilize it. The report aims to increase policymakers' understanding of private finance and introduce an approach that climate policy makers can follow when designing public interventions for unlocking private climate finance. continued...
ISO, GHGMI Launch Survey on Climate Change Standards Roadmap
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December_2014: The Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI) and the International Standardization Organization (ISO) has organized a survey to assist in the development and shaping of a new climate change standards roadmap to be launched in 2015. The survey is open until December 21. continued...
SE4ALL, Partners Ready for Energy SDG
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December_2014: The Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative and its “global force of partners from all regions and sectors” are poised to implement a global goal on energy under the Post-2015 development agenda, according to Kandeh Yumkella, SE4ALL CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General. continued...
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