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  • 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 […]

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    US$5.44 Mil. for Mexico’s Protected Areas / US$5.44 millones más para las Áreas Protegidas en México

    Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

    From the World Bank:
    Additional US$5.44 Million For National Protected Areas System In Mexico
    Twelve new areas with invaluable biospheres will be incorporated
    The World Bank’s Executive Board of Directors approved today an additional grant for US$5.44 million from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) in order to assist the Mexican government; Mexico’s Development Banking Institution, Nacional Financiera, and […]

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    Energy Efficiency Grant for Argentina / Donación para eficiencia energética en Argentina

    Thursday, June 26th, 2008

    Good news, and certainly something Argentina needs urgently. Interesting that it is given as a grant rather than a loan.
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    From the World Bank:
    GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT FACILITY (GEF) AND WORLD BANK DONATE US$15 MILLION TO SUPPORT ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN ARGENTINA
    The World Bank approved today a US$15 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) with the […]

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    Climate Change Adaptation: Andean Glacier Retreat

    Saturday, June 7th, 2008

    From the World Bank:
    WB Announces Adaptation Program for Glacier Retreat In The Andes
    The World Bank announced today a new program to address the impact of tropical glacier retreat in Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador. The program, supported by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), will grant US$7.49 million to implement a set of adaptation actions to face […]

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    New Grant for Mexico’s National Protected Areas

    Friday, June 29th, 2007

    From the World Bank:
    Mexico: World Bank Approves US$7.35 Million GEF Grant for National Protected Areas
    The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a supplemental US$7.35 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) for Mexico to promote the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity through the consolidation of the National Protected Areas System.
    The new […]

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    GEF Funds Project to Protect Caribbean Sea from Pesticides

    Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

    Synopsis in English: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) will provide US$5 million to help three LAC nations — Colombia, Costa Rica and Nicaragua — reduce the adverse impact on the marine environment of the Caribbean Sea of their agricultural sectors’ use of pesticides. The three participating governments will match the amount, making it a […]

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    A “Rural Productivity” Loan for Panama with Environmental Dimensions / Un prestamo para la productividad rural en Panamá con aspectos ambientales

    Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

    From the World Bank:
    World Bank Approves US$39.4 Million to Enhance Rural Productivity in Panama
    The World Bank’s Board of Directors approved today a US$39.4 million loan for Panama to increase productivity among rural small-scale farmers while protecting important forest, mountain and marine-costal ecosystems.
    “Achieving improvements in rural income and well-being will require increased productivity among small-scale farmers. […]

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    GEF Funds Solar in Mexico / FMAM Hace Donación a México para Energía Solar

    Friday, October 6th, 2006

    From the World Bank:

    World Bank Approves $49.35 Million for Solar Thermal Energy
    WASHINGTON, October 5, 2006—The World Bank’s Board of Directors approved today a $49.35 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) for Mexico to demonstrate the operation of a low greenhouse-gas-emitting innovative technology.
    The Solar Thermal Project Agua Prieta II seeks to demonstrate the […]

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