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  • 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 […]

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    Sustainable Energy & Climate Change Fund for LAC Launched / Lanzó el Fondo de Energía Sostenible y Cambio Climático para ALC / Lançou o Fundo de Energia Sustentável e Mudança Climática

    Thursday, August 9th, 2007

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB approves US$20 million for Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Fund
    Fund will support economically and environmentally sound energy options in Latin America and the Caribbean
    The Inter-American Development Bank today launched the Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Fund (SECCI Fund), with an initial US$20 million contribution, to support economically and environmentally […]

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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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    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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    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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    New IDB Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Initiative / Nueva Iniciativa del BID de Energía Sostenible y Cambio Climático / Nova Iniciativa do BID Sobre Energia Sustentável e Mudança Climática

    Thursday, November 30th, 2006

    The website for SECCI can be found at http://www.secci-idb.org/
    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    Support for economically and environmentally sound energy options
    More than 300 government officials and experts agreed during a two-day meeting at the Inter-American Development Bank that sustainable sources of energy are at the core of the Latin American and Caribbean development agenda and […]

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