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    IDB and Korea Partner on Green Growth / IDB y Corea apoyarán crecimiento verde

    Monday, March 30th, 2009

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    Korea and IDB strengthen partnership on Green Growth
    During the 50th Annual Meeting of the IDB’s Board of Governors the IDB and the Korean government, one of the Bank’s 48 member-countries, will also sign a cooperation agreement on Green Growth to develop and promote the use of renewable energy, efficient energy […]

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    And Now, the Climate Investment Funds…

    Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

    No sooner do I provide you with a list of carbon funds, than the World Bank adds to the list! To read more about the CIF, click on this link.
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    From the World Bank:
    World Bank Board Approves Climate Investment Funds
    Targeting $5 billion over next three years to support developing countries
    The World Bank Board of Executive […]

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    Two More World Bank Carbon Facilities

    Friday, October 12th, 2007

    From the World Bank:

    Two New World Bank Carbon Facilities Will Help Fight Climate Change And DeforestationThe World Bank is working to increase significantly the world’s ability to tackle global climate change and deforestation with two new carbon finance facilities to benefit developing countries.
    An innovative Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) would prevent deforestation by compensating developing […]

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    “Climate Change Fact Sheets” for LAC Nations

    Thursday, August 9th, 2007

    Not too long ago the European energy consulting firm Ecofys issued an update of its report commissioned by the UK’s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) entitled Factors Underpinning Future Action.
    The report seeks to “to provide an analytical basis to underpin discussions on future commitments to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the […]

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    An Agreement to Promote Caribbean Renewable Energy Projects

    Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

    Temas Observation: While the parties to this agreement say it’s about all renewable energy sources — not just bioenergy — and energy efficiency, it’s difficult to escape the conclusion that this is mostly about bioenergy and that energy efficiency, solar, wind, geothermal, tidal and wave power will get short shrift. Bioenergy clearly is the […]

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    Combatting Deforestation II: Agriculture and Forests

    Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

    When I launched my series on deforestation in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) many months ago, I said I’d try to address different facets of the question in separate posts. My first tackled the question of just how serious is deforestation across LAC. Today, a look at the interface between agriculture, poverty […]

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    Guyana to Host Caribbean Bioenergy Seminar

    Saturday, July 28th, 2007

    To fully understand the antecedents for this seminar, check out prior posts on the IDB’s strategy for biofuels, the OAS’ renewed commitment to sustainable energy, and Guyana’s biofuel protential.
    From the Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA):
    Government to convene high-level bio-level seminar
    In light of recent reforms and growing interest in the production of bio-energy, Government will be […]

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    The Carbon Market 2007, Worldwide and in LAC

    Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

    At this year’s Carbon Expo, the World Bank’s Carbon Finance Unit released its latest annual report on the state of, and trends in, the global carbon finance market. A PDF of the report in English (so far, copies in other languages are not being offered) can be downloaded at this link. The accompanying […]

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    Colombia Insists: We’re Serious About Climate Change

    Monday, March 19th, 2007

    Just before the release of the IPPC report, the Minister for Environment, Housing and Territorial Development (MAVDT) held a press conference to assure everyone that global climate change is a priority issue for the Uribe Administration. The fact that Minister Juan Lozano Ramírez felt the need to do so says something.
    Lozano Ramírez outlined the […]

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    IDB Board Approves Climate Change Initiative

    Friday, March 9th, 2007

    Note: for background on the Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Initiative (SECCI), see our November post. The draft working papers outlining the strategy can be downloaded via the following links:

    Ch I – The Renewable Energy
    Ch II -Opportunities Constraints
    Ch III – Barriers and Good Practices to Increase Clean Energy
    Ch IV – Carbon Finance
    Ch […]

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