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    IEA Proposes Ways to Decarbonize Power & Cut Energy Intensity in Industry

    Thursday, October 1st, 2009

    From the International Energy Agency (IEA):
    IEA proposes approaches to curb greenhouse gas emissions in the key sectors, industry and power
    “In the global fight against climate change, the industry and power sectors both play a key role,” said Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) today in Paris. “Industry is one of the [...]

    UNEP/CARICOM: Drastic Climate Change Consequences for Insular Caribbean / PNUMA/CARICOM: drásticas consecuencias por cambio climático en el Caribe Insular

    Saturday, December 27th, 2008

    Although this report (English only) was finished in October, it was formally unveiled at the global climate change talks in Poland in November, but did not get much media play because of all the other actions, initiatives, reports and declarations made in Poznan at the same time.  But it deserves much more attention and hopefully [...]

    Legislators from the Americas to Meet on Climate Change

    Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

    From the World Bank:
    CLIMATE CHANGE: LEGISLATORS FROM THE AMERICAS TO MEET IN MEXICO

    Organized by the Mexican Congress and GLOBE, with the support of the WB and COM+

    Mexico will host the first Forum of the Americas of the Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE) about climate change, to be held on November 21 and [...]

    UNDP Launches Unique Carbon Facility

    Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has jumped into the growing carbon finance market with its own offering — carbon credits with a human development twist, as it were.
    UNDP says that the trouble with the current carbon market is that it tends to fund projects in only a handful of countries and with little variety [...]

    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 [...]

    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 [...]