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    IDB Support for Colombia’s Climate Change Work / BID apoya esfuerzos de Colombia sobre el cambio climático

    Thursday, October 1st, 2009

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB supports Colombia’s climate change agenda

    Reforms linked to new loan will help reduce vulnerability to climate change and take advantage of emerging carbon markets

    Colombia will implement an ambitious climate change program that includes reducing vulnerability and strengthening climate-related institutions, as part of a financial package approved yesterday by the Inter-American [...]

    FAO: Agriculture Should be in New Climate Agreement / El nuevo acuerdo sobre el cambio climático debe incluir la agricultura

    Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

    From the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO):
    Climate change talks should include farmers

    Agriculture in developing countries could play crucial role in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions

    FAO has urged policy makers to include agriculture in negotiations for a new climate change treaty to replace the 1997 Kyoto protocol.
    “Agricultural land is able to store and sequester carbon. Farmers [...]

    Norway Provides US$110 mil. for Amazon Fund

    Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

    From the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES):
    BNDES receives US$ 110 million from Norway for the Amazon Fund
    The President of the BNDES, the Brazilian Development Bank, Luciano Coutinho, signed the first donation agreement with the Norwegian government earmarked for the Amazon Fund. Through this agreement, the Fund managed by the BNDES will receive US$ 110 million (700 [...]

    IFC Supports Chile’s First Project-financed Wind Farm / IFC Apoya el Primer Parque Eólico Financiado en Chile

    Monday, February 9th, 2009

    From the International Finance Corporation (IFC):
    IFC Supports Construction of Chile’s First Project-financed Wind Farm
    IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today signed an agreement to invest $61.5 million for the construction of the Totoral Wind Farm, advancing the development of renewable energy in Chile. The 46-megawatt wind project will support the country’s objectives of [...]

    Mexico Turns to Wind Power

    Friday, January 23rd, 2009

    Mexico is making a strong foray into wind power, starting with yesterday’s inauguration by President Felipe Calderón of the Spanish firm Iberdrola’s 80 megawatt (MW) La Ventosa (“The Windy”) wind farm the Oaxaca town of Juchitán de Zaragoza, on the Tehuantepec isthmus, where winds regularly blow as high as 75-120 kph (46-75 mph).  This is [...]

    Brazil to Release GHG Inventory for Waste & Sanitation Sectors / Brasil vai divulgar dados sobre a emissão de gases de efeito estufa do setor de resíduos sólidos e efluentes

    Monday, December 29th, 2008

    While many developing nations — including most Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) nations — are content to submit the minimum communication required under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Brazil has not taken the easy route.  If you check the Temas listing of national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories,  you’ll see that no less [...]

    Outlook for “Green Jobs” / Prognóstico para “empleos verdes”

    Monday, December 15th, 2008

    While the idea of creating a “green economy” with “green jobs” has been around quite a while, it really started to gain serious consideration as the climate change debate heated up,  and recently moved front-and-center during the US presidential elections and the debates about how best to respond to the global financial crisis (here, here, [...]

    Carbon Financing for Sustainable Farming / Financiación del carbono para estimular la agricultura sostenible

    Thursday, November 6th, 2008

    From the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO):
    Harnessing carbon financing to boost sustainable farming
    Win-win-win for development, climate efforts
    Some 100 experts from five continents meet today to chart the way to harnessing a large new flow of funding – carbon finance – to agricultural development and to improving the lives of poor farmers the world over.
    Billions [...]

    Grappling with Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships

    Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

    How best to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships?
    That is the tricky issue the London-based International Maritime Organization (IMO) is currently grappling with. The IMO is the United Nations specialized agency created in 1959 to facilitate cooperation among governments in all technical matters involving shipping engaged in international trade, including prevention and control [...]

    Wood Pellets, “Green” Energy and Carbon Credits / Pellets de madera, energía “verde” y créditos de carbono

    Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

    From the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO):
    Converting wood waste into pellets to reduce greenhouse gases
    Costa Rica pioneers “green” project for poor countries
    Costa Rica’s pilot project to convert polluting wood residues into a profitable “green” energy source, presents new prospects for timber industries in developing countries, FAO said today.
    The project converts large stockpiles of [...]

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