World Bank: “Climate Smart” World Possible / Banco Mundial: es posible lograr un mundo con enfoque climático inteligente / Banco Mundial: Um Mundo “Climaticamente Inteligente” É PossívelWednesday, September 16th, 2009
From the World Bank:
‘Climate Smart’ World Within Reach, says World Bank
Developing countries can shift to lower-carbon paths while promoting development and reducing poverty, but this depends on financial and technical assistance from high-income countries, says a new World Bank report released today. High-income countries also need to act quickly to reduce their carbon footprints […]
From the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED):
Costs of adapting to climate change significantly under-estimated
UN climate negotiations should aim for substantially more funding
Scientists led by a former co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will warn today that the UN negotiations aimed at tackling climate change are based on substantial underestimates of […]
The Environment Ministry (MMA) is considering further measures to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from industry and the energy sector. Estimates released today by Environment Minister Carlos Minc shows that industry and power generation and consumption are increasing their share of Brazil’s total GHG emissions.
The new estimates suggest that Brazil is moving towards an emission […]
IDB Funds Coal-Fired Power Plants in Brazil / O BID vai financiar usinas termelétricas a carvão no BrasilFriday, March 20th, 2009
From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
Brazil expands energy supply in Northeastern region with IDB financing
Innovative agreement will partially offset CO2 emissions by promoting renewable energy projects and greenhouse gas reduction research
Brazil will add 1,080 megawatts (MW) of electric power in the Northeastern states of Ceará and Maranhão with the construction of two coal-fired power plants […]
18 Million Dollars Approved Under UN-REDD Programme
Funds Will Back Forestry Programmes Combating Climate Change and Boosting Local Livelihoods
A United Nations programme aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from forests and boosting livelihoods in tropical nations has approved $18 million in support of five pilot countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The UN Reduced Emissions […]
US$1.3 Billion to Support Brazil’s Environmental & Climate Change Agenda / US$1,3 bilhão para apoiar a agenda ambiental e de mudanças climáticas do BrasilThursday, March 5th, 2009
From the World Bank:
World Bank Approves US$1.3 Billion to Support Brazil’s Environmental and Climate Change Agenda
Brazil’s achievements in integrating development and conservation recognized
The World Bank Board of Directors approved today a US$1.3 billion loan to Brazil for the First Programmatic Development Policy Loan for Sustainable Environmental Management, supporting Brazil’s ongoing efforts to improve its environmental […]
…when a prominent Rio samba school arranges for carbon offsets so that it can declare itself Brazil’s first “carbon neutral” entrant in the Carnaval competition!
All kidding aside, the Niterói-based Unidos do Viradouro samba school has announced that when it competes in Rio’s famed Sambódromo, all greenhouse gases emissions associated with its performance will be […]
From the UN Environment Programme (UNEP):
A Strong Impact is Made on the Amazonia by its Economic Growth Model
However, responses by the governments of Amazonian countries indicate that efforts are under way on concrete action to deal with their environmental challenges.
The population is increasing, reaching a level of 33.5 million inhabitants in 2007.
Cities grew at an […]
The biofuel programs in the developed countries — particularly those in the US and the European Union (EU) — represent a series of opportunities, challenges and risks for the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). If biofuel production is to create economic growth in LAC nations without jeopardizing its natural capital and social […]
I’ve read much of McKinsey & Company’s report Pathways to a Low-Carbon Economy (full report; executive summary), and have considered doing a post about it (focused on its possible implications for Latin American and Caribbean policmakers), but I like what Gernot Wagner says about it at Tim Haab’s Environmental Economics blog better than anything I […]« Previous Entries