IDB Supports Private Bank's Green Portfolio [viewed]

3 August 2010: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a US$30 million loan to Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires to create an innovative sustainable facility to scale up private sector financing for projects in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency and agriculture, among others.

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World Bank Launches Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change Synthesis Report [viewed]

3 August 2010: The World Bank has released the Synthesis Report of the study titled "The Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change," which estimates the costs of adaptation between US$70-100 billion per year between now and 2050.

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UNCSD 2012 Website Launched [viewed]

August 2010: The UN Division for Sustainable Developement (DSD) has launched a new website for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) in 2012 (also referred to as "Rio+20").

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Event: Eighth International Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing and the Environment [viewed]

This Conference is organized by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), together with the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE), the Ethiopian Mapping Agency (EMA) and the GIS Society of Ethiopia (GSSE). It aims to bring together scholars and professionals from the African and international geo-spatial information science community to present latest achievements, discuss challenges and share experience. The Conference is organized around four themes: food and water security; energy resources; disaster risk reduction; and marine and coastal management.  

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Event: Fourth AMCDRR: Disaster Risk Reduction for Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

This event is co-organized by the Incheon Metropolitan City, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat (UN/ISDR). The overarching theme of the conference is "Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for Climate Change Adaptation," with a particular focus on the convergence of DRR and climate change adaptation, and available information technology and green technology.  

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Event: Fourth UN International UN-SPIDER Bonn Workshop on Disaster Management and Space Technology [viewed]

The UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), through its UN-SPIDER Programme (UN Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response), together with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) are organizing this workshop to promote the access and use of space-based technologies and solutions for disaster management and emergency response within relevant communities. The theme of the workshop is: The 4C - Challenge: Communication - Coordination - Cooperation - Capacity Development.  

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Event: Arab States regional launch of the 'Making Cities Resilient: My city is getting ready' campaign [viewed]

This lauching event is organized by the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) and the Environment Center for Arab Towns. It aims at improving cooperation to jointly implement initiatives to support the countries of the region, through supporting scientific and technical cooperation, communication and advocacy, co-organizing regional events and preparation of regional reports.  

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Event: International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2010 [viewed]

The Day is organized by the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat (UN/ISDR).  

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Climate Change Dominates Pacific Island Forum Meeting [viewed]

3 August 2010: The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) is holding its 41st Annual Meeting in Port Vila, Vanuatu, from 3-6 August 2010, to give political guidance to the region, including on climate change.

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IDB Funds Geothermal Expansion in Nicaragua [viewed]

2 August 2010: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will fund the expansion of geothermal power generation capacity in Nicaragua with a US$40 million loan to the company Polaris Energy Nicaragua S.A.

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