Energy

Mexican Programme of Activity Issues First Certified Emission Reductions [viewed]

UNFCCC27 December 2012: The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board has issued the first Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) generated by a CDM programme of activities (PoA).

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UNESCO-IHP Book Addresses Water and Cultural Diversity [viewed]

21 December 2012: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO-IHP) has released a book linked to its Water and Cultural Diversity project, titled “Water, Cultural Diversity and Global Environmental Change: Emerging Trends, Sustainable Futures?”

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Costa Rica Presents Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Model Initiatives [viewed]

7 December 2012: During the Doha Climate Change Conference, Costa Rica, with assistance from the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), presented seven examples of how agriculture can both mitigate and adapt to climate change.

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Workshop Discusses Green Credit for Climate Change Mitigation in LAC Energy and Agriculture [viewed]

IDB3 December 2012: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) co-organized a regional workshop for the Latin American banking sector, particularly development banks, to promote dialogue on financial instruments that promote climate change mitigation through energy efficiency, renewable energy and agricultural projects in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

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BCIE, KfW Plan Financing of Water, Sanitation Projects in Costa Rica [viewed]

17 December 2012: The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE) and the German Development Bank (KfW) have agreed to finance feasibility studies of proposed water supply and sanitation infrastructure works in four Costa Rican cities with a view to providing a loan for their construction.

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ACP States Support Draft UN Resolution on SE4ALL Decade [viewed]

14 December 2012: The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States expressed their support for the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) draft resolution on a decade of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) from 2014 to 2024 in The Sipopo Declaration, which was adopted at the Seventh Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea from 13-14 December 2012.

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Germany, UK Launch Joint Initiative for NAMA Support [viewed]

6 December 2012: The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) of the UK have launched the "NAMA Facility" to support countries to implement Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMAs) to address climate change.

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OAS Announces Recipients of ECPA's Sustainable Communities Grants [viewed]

11 December 2012: The Organization of American States (OAS) has announced the 14 recipients of small grants under the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) "Sustainable Communities in Central America and the Caribbean" project.

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Six Countries Join CCAC, Pledge to Reduce SLCPs [viewed]

6 December 2012: Chile, the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Maldives, the Netherlands and the Republic of Korea joined the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) at a ministerial meeting on the sidelines of the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the UNFCCC in Doha, Qatar. The CCAC aims to catalyze action on reducing black carbon, methane, certain hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and other short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) to maximize agricultural, climate, energy and health benefits.

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IDB Finances Wind Power Expansion in Uruguay [viewed]

IDB6 December 2012: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is providing two loans totaling US$107.7 million to construct wind farms in Uruguay, with a view to reducing the fossil fuel share of that country's power generation mix and reducing carbon emissions.

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