IDB Support for Colombia’s Climate Change Work / BID apoya esfuerzos de Colombia sobre el cambio climáticoThursday, 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 [...]
I am in New York attending the Seventh Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-17). This Session is focused on the thematic cluster of agriculture, rural development, land, drought, desertification and Africa. As is the case with the opening day of most such international fora, today all too many opening [...]
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 [...]
From the World Bank:
Brazil: World Bank Approves US$10 Million Grant for Environmental Conservation
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$10 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to Brazil’s Fundação Luiz Eduardo Magalhães to contribute to the preservation, conservation, and sustainable management of the biodiversity of the Caatinga forest in the [...]
The reports issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have stolen the headlines and thunder in the global and regional press, but in Brazil it was the release of eight country-focussed studies coordinated by that country’s National Institute for Space Studies (INPE) that caught the public’s attention. Taken together, the eight studies [...]
World Bank Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP). Brazil Low-carbon Country Case Study. Published by World Bank Group. English. 2010. 286 pp.
This report by ESMAP seeks to identify ways to reduce Brazil’s greenhouse gas emissions without seriously compromising its development efforts. The Bank proposes a low-carbon scenario that would represent a 37% reduction in [...]