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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 [...]

    Toward a Sustainable Energy Matrix for Peru? / ¿Hasta nueva matriz de energía sostenible en el Perú?

    Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

    Because of their choice of headline (“IDB Support Creation of New Sustainable Energy Matrix in Peru”), most readers of the IDB’s press release on this loan might come away with the impression that the loan is mostly about the promotion of non-traditional renewable energy sources (wind power, small hydro, geothermal) and bioenergy.
    Read between the lines, [...]

    WHO Approves Work Plan on Climate Change and Health

    Sunday, January 25th, 2009

    The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Executive Board (EB) at its session in Geneva last week approved the WHO Secretariat’s proposed work plan on climate change and health.  The basic elements of the work plan are:
    Awareness Raising

    Develop tools, guidance, information and training packages to support awareness and advocacy campaigns to protect health from climate change at [...]

    A New Strategic Framework on Forests and Climate Change / Un nuevo marco estratégico sobre bosques y cambio climático

    Thursday, December 11th, 2008

    From the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO):
    Forestry takes on the climate change challenge
    Global organizations team up to ensure contribution of forests
    To ensure that sustainably managed forests play a key role in mitigating the negative effects of climate change, a new strategic framework is being launched jointly by 14 international organizations* known as the Collaborative [...]

    IDB Finances Mexican Work on Climate Change / BID financiará agenda de México sobre cambio climático

    Friday, November 21st, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB supports climate change agenda in Mexico
    Finances innovations and reforms for climate change mitigation and adaptation, along with climate action plans in over 10 Mexican states
    The Inter-American Development Bank will finance the first national study on the economic impact of climate change, measures to mitigate that impact and climate change [...]

    ECLAC to Analyze Economic Impacts of Climate Change for 8 LAC Nations/ CEPAL analizará en 8 paises los impactos económicos que pueda provocar el cambio climático

    Monday, October 27th, 2008

    From the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC):
    Concern Grows Over Impact of Climate Change on Economies in the Region
    Participants discussed the region’s role in addressing climate change and alternatives to mitigate its effects, among other issues.
    The possible imposition of trade barriers on products from the region due to carbon emissions in [...]

    São Paulo Launches Ambitious Research Program on Climate Change / São Paulo Lança Programa de Pesquisa sobre Mudanças Climáticas

    Monday, September 15th, 2008

    The São Paulo State Research Foundation (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo – FAPESP) has launched its own R$100 million, 10-year research program on climate change.  The new Research Program on Global Climate Change (Programa FAPESP de Pesquisa sobre Mudanças Climáticas Globais – PFPMCG) will have three main components:

    an “observational component” [...]

    The Economics of Climate Change in the Caribbean / La economía del cambio climático en el Caribe

    Sunday, September 14th, 2008

    From the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC):
    ECONOMICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE CARIBBEAN
    ECLAC study to review policy and provide country-by-country assessments of its impacts.
    A review of the economics of climate change in the Caribbean will be the subject of a study to be undertaken by ECLAC Sub-regional Headquarters for [...]

    El Desarrollo y el Cambio Climático

    Thursday, September 4th, 2008

    En el dia 22 de agosto escribé un artículo sobre la invitación del Banco Mundial al público hacer comentario sobre un borrador de su “Marco estratégico sobre el desarrollo y cambio climático.”  Lamentablemente, en ese momento el borrador solamente fue disponible en el inglés.  Hoy el Banco anunció que ahora ofrece una versión en el [...]

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