World Bank Approves Energy Efficiency Projects in India and Tunisia [viewed]

© World Bank 30 June 2009: The World Bank has approved two energy efficiency projects: one in India to replace centrifugal chillers; and one in Tunisia to develop a market for energy efficiency products.

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UN Executive Heads Call for Copenhagen to be Turning Point for a Global Green Economy [viewed]

© UN30 June 2009: The UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), which brings together the executive Heads of the organizations of the UN System, issued a statement titled “Green Economy: A Transformation to Address Multiple Crises.”

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World Bank Publishes Report on Ecosystem-Based Approaches to Climate Change [viewed]

June 2009: The World Bank's Environment Department has published a report titled “Convenient Solutions to an Inconvenient Truth: Ecosystem-based Approaches to Climate Change,” which sets out an argument for including ecosystem-based approaches to mitigation and adaptation as a third and essential pillar in national strategies to address climate change.

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World Bank Online Chat on Carbon Finance [viewed]

© World Bank July 2009: Joëlle Chassard, manager of the World Bank's Carbon Finance Unit, will respond to comments online on 14 July 2009, 10:00 AM EDT, on the findings published in the State and Trends of the Carbon Market Report 2009.

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Event: Sub-regional Workshop for GEF Focal Points from West and Central Africa [viewed]

The Sub-Regional Workshop is expected to be attended by 43 Focal Points representing 25 countries in West and Central Africa, and among other issues will review the mainstreaming of global environment issues into national development plans and policies.  

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Event: 5th Biennial GEF International Waters Conference [viewed]

This Conference, organized by GEF and the Australian Government, will promote sustainable development in basin and coastal communities sharing natural resource systems, to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through the benefits of transboundary cooperation in ecosystem-based management. Issues to be addressed include resolving conflicting demands among diverse stakeholders, and coping with water scarcity and the technical as well as societal impacts of climate change.  

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World Bank and Partners Host Symposium on Cities and Climate Change [viewed]

© URS20092 July 2009: The fifth Urban Research Symposium, which took place from 28 June-1 July 2009, in Marseille, France, was co-organized by the World Bank, the French ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Town and Country Planning, and the French Agency for Development around the theme “Cities and Climate Change: Responding to the Urgent Agenda.”

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UN/ISDR Releases May-June Newsletter [viewed]

© UN/ISDR1 July 2009: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has released the May-June 2009 issue of its newsletter ISDR-Highlights, which features an article on the launch of the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction “Risk and Poverty in a Changing Climate.”

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UN Deputy Secretary-General Addresses AU Assembly: “Climate Change Strikes at the Heart of Africa's Key Development Concerns” [viewed]

© UN1 July 2009: In a speech to the 13th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU), taking place in Sirte, Libya, from 1-3 July 2009, Asha-Rose Migiro, UN Deputy Secretary-General, underlined that tackling climate change must be a top priority for Africa.

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CDM Executive Board Releases Proposed Agenda and Annotations for 48th Meeting [viewed]

30 June 2009: The Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has published the proposed agenda and annotations, as well as the draft work programme, for its 48th meeting, which is to be held in St. Georges, Grenada, from 14-17 July 2009.

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