IFC Supports Chile’s First Project-financed Wind Farm / IFC Apoya el Primer Parque Eólico Financiado en ChileMonday, February 9th, 2009
From the International Finance Corporation (IFC):
IFC Supports Construction of Chile’s First Project-financed Wind Farm
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today signed an agreement to invest $61.5 million for the construction of the Totoral Wind Farm, advancing the development of renewable energy in Chile. The 46-megawatt wind project will support the country’s objectives of […]
Mexico is making a strong foray into wind power, starting with yesterday’s inauguration by President Felipe Calderón of the Spanish firm Iberdrola’s 80 megawatt (MW) La Ventosa (“The Windy”) wind farm the Oaxaca town of Juchitán de Zaragoza, on the Tehuantepec isthmus, where winds regularly blow as high as 75-120 kph (46-75 mph). This is […]
UNEP/CARICOM: Drastic Climate Change Consequences for Insular Caribbean / PNUMA/CARICOM: drásticas consecuencias por cambio climático en el Caribe InsularSaturday, December 27th, 2008
Although this report (English only) was finished in October, it was formally unveiled at the global climate change talks in Poland in November, but did not get much media play because of all the other actions, initiatives, reports and declarations made in Poznan at the same time. But it deserves much more attention and hopefully […]
Carbon Financing for Sustainable Farming / Financiación del carbono para estimular la agricultura sostenibleThursday, 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.
From the World Health Organization (WHO):
WHO agreed on a research agenda on climate change and public health
A meeting of experts convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Madrid agreed today to a research agenda to develop an evidence-based framework for action on the human health implications of climate change. The plan builds on a […]
From the World Bank:
CLIMATE CHANGE: LEGISLATORS FROM THE AMERICAS TO MEET IN MEXICO
Organized by the Mexican Congress and GLOBE, with the support of the WB and COM+
Mexico will host the first Forum of the Americas of the Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE) about climate change, to be held on November 21 and […]
Recently the Stabroek News carried an article reporting on a series of statements by President Bharrat Jagdeo on the issues of climate change. He was speaking at the People’s Progessive Party (PPP) congress.
Jagdeo claimed that adapting to global climate change will cost Guyana “billions.” He said that to adapt Guyana must fortify 360 […]
When in June I recommended a good article about the contribution of farm animal production to global climate change, I noted the significance for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC): the importance of farm animal production throughout the region, in terms of employment, land use and contribution to gross domestic product (GDP).
One month later, Latin […]
How best to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships?
That is the tricky issue the London-based International Maritime Organization (IMO) is currently grappling with. The IMO is the United Nations specialized agency created in 1959 to facilitate cooperation among governments in all technical matters involving shipping engaged in international trade, including prevention and control […]
The Dominican Republic’s Environment Secretariat (SEMARENA) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) recently co-hosted an event in Santo Domingo designed to prompt Dominicans into tapping the many international funding opportunities for projects related, directly or directly, to climate change (“carbon markets”).
And well they should! For some […]