Energy

IDB Loan Expands Hydropower Output in Brazil [viewed]

IDB1 November 2012: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced an US$ 88.7 million dollar loan to Companhia Estadual de Geração e Transmissão de Energia Elétrica (CEEE-GT) that will expand hydroelectric power generation in Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state.

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International Land Coalition Report on Land Governance in Brazil Backs Peasant Empowerment [viewed]

ILCNovember 2012: A report, commissioned by the International Land Coalition (ILC), titled 'Land Governance in Brazil: A geo-historical review of land governance in Brazil,' is the second report in ILC's Land Governance in the 21st Century – Framing the Debate Series.

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IDB, AFD Sign MOU for Sustainable Urban Development, Transportation and Energy [viewed]

IDB29 October 2012: The French development agency (AFD) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support the expansion of the AFD-IDB partnership and cooperation ties for development efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

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IDB Provides Climate Change Grant to Indigenous and Afro-Honduran Communities [viewed]

IDB12 October 2012: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US$4.4 million grant to help Honduran communities of indigenous people and those of African descent respond to climate change and reduce their vulnerability to extreme weather events.

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Event: Workshop on Measuring the Potential of Green Growth in Chile [viewed]

Jointly organized by Chile's Environment and Labor Ministries in cooperation with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme, this workshop will seek to identify, within the framework of the OECD Green Growth Strategy, measurable indicators for Chile's transition to a low-pollution, low-carbon and resource-efficient economy, with a focus on three sectors: sustainable construction; sustainable tourism; and consumption and production of firewood. Among the discussion themes will be green environmental assets, greening production and consumption, green jobs and skills, and sustainable strategies for local public and private actors.  

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OECD Roundtable Examines Catalyzing Investment in Low-carbon Infrastructure [viewed]

OECD25 September 2012: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) held a special roundtable looking at how to create a long-term policy framework that catalyzes private investment in low-carbon, climate-resilient (LCR) infrastructure.

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IEA Report Offers Roadmap for Doubling Global Hydropower by 2050 [viewed]

IEA29 October 2012: The International Energy Agency (IEA) and Brazil's Ministry of Mines and Energy have published a report laying out a roadmap for doubling global hydroelectricity production by 2050. According to IEA, the achievement of such hydro production levels could prevent up to three billion tons of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel plants.

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OLADE, UNEP Risoe Centre Hold CDM/NAMA Caribbean Workshop [viewed]

30 September 2012: The Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) and the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) Risoe Centre organized a regional workshop for the Caribbean intended to enhance capacity and examine lessons learned regarding the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Programme of Activities (PoA) and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs).

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OLADE Meeting Seeks to Outline a Caribbean Energy Agenda [viewed]

5 October 2012: The Latin American Energy Organization's (OLADE) new Subregional Office for the Caribbean convened a meeting of agencies involved in energy policy and projects in the region to define a "Subregional Energy Agenda" outlining objectives, priorities and lines of action consistent with the needs and policies of OLADE's Caribbean member States, namely Barbados, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.

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OLADE Meeting Examines Climate Vulnerability of Central American Hydropower Production [viewed]

17 October 2012: The Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) conducted a workshop for Central America looking at the vulnerability of the region's hydropower plants to the impacts of climate change.

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