UNEP African Carbon Asset Development Facility Announces Green Financing Projects [viewed]

4 November 2010: The African Carbon Asset Development Facility (ACAD), which is a partnership between the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and its Risoe Center, the German Government and Standard Bank, has announced it will finance seven projects. The announcement was made at the Second African Bankers' Carbon Finance and Investment Forum, which convened in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 4-5 November 2010.

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Philippine Cities Join UN/ISDR Resilience Campaign [viewed]

4 November 2010: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has announced that 20 Philippine cities have joined its "Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready" campaign, at a local government summit in the Philippines.

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UNDP Releases 20th Edition of Human Development Report [viewed]

4 November 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released the 20th anniversary edition of its annual flagship publication, the Human Development Report (HDR). The report is titled, "The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development."

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EIB Funds Clean Energy in the Dominican Republic [viewed]

3 November 2010: The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide US$37 million to finance high-voltage electricity transmission networks in the Dominican Republic, to enable power generated by new wind and hydroelectric power plants to be distributed across the country.

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Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Receives New Pledges [viewed]

2 November 2010: The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, managed by the World Bank, recently held its Participants Assembly meeting, during which donor countries committed over US$100 million in new pledges.

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UNDP Releases Fourth Climate Change Adaptation Bulletin [viewed]

November 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released the fourth issue of its Climate Change Adaptation Bulletin, a quarterly publication that provides an overview of the technical assistance to countries at the national, sub-national and community-level.

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Event: WTO Trade and Environment Meetings [viewed]

Three environment-related meetings will take place on 8-9 November 2010: (i) on 8 November 2010, the Committee on Trade and Environment in Special Session (CTESS) will hold an open-ended informal meeting on all three elements under Paragraph 31 of the Doha Development Agenda; (ii) the WTO Secretariat will organize a Workshop on the Linkages between Trade, Transport and the Environment in the morning of 9 November 2010; and (iii) the Committee on Trade and Environment in Regular Session (CTE Regular) will meet in the afternoon of 9 November 2010.  

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ITU Symposium Adopts Cairo Road Map on ICTs and Environmental Sustainability [viewed]

4 November 2010: The fifth International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Symposium on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), which took place from 2-3 November 2010, in Cairo, Egypt, focused on the issue of ICTs, the environment and climate change in Africa, and the needs of developing countries.

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FAO Launches Website on Climate-Smart Agriculture [viewed]

4 November 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has launched a new website highlighting agriculture practices that reduce farmers' vulnerability to climate impacts and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, sequester carbon, and improve farm yields and household incomes.

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UNCCD News Highlights Links Between Desertification and MDGs [viewed]

4 November 2010: The latest issue of UNCCD News, produced by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), includes articles from the Executive Secretary and Ashok Khosla, among other features.

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