UNDP and IDB Host High-Level Meeting for Latin American Officials to Discuss Climate Financing Options
19 October 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP), jointly with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), organized a two-day meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that gathered more than 60 of Latin America and the Caribbean's high-level finance and environment governmental officials, along with representatives from the private sector and international organizations, to explore options for long-term climate investments.
The meeting provided an opportunity for country representatives and experts to identify financing options on climate change and the role that national and regional development banks and international organizations can play to facilitate those options. The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the World Bank also presented their ongoing climate change initiatives and the outcomes of their financing options. [UNDP Newsroom]