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    IDB Finances Mexican Work on Climate Change / BID financiará agenda de México sobre cambio climático

    Friday, November 21st, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB supports climate change agenda in Mexico
    Finances innovations and reforms for climate change mitigation and adaptation, along with climate action plans in over 10 Mexican states
    The Inter-American Development Bank will finance the first national study on the economic impact of climate change, measures to mitigate that impact and climate change […]

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    And Now, the Climate Investment Funds…

    Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

    No sooner do I provide you with a list of carbon funds, than the World Bank adds to the list! To read more about the CIF, click on this link.
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    From the World Bank:
    World Bank Board Approves Climate Investment Funds
    Targeting $5 billion over next three years to support developing countries
    The World Bank Board of Executive […]

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    Two More World Bank Carbon Facilities

    Friday, October 12th, 2007

    From the World Bank:

    Two New World Bank Carbon Facilities Will Help Fight Climate Change And DeforestationThe World Bank is working to increase significantly the world’s ability to tackle global climate change and deforestation with two new carbon finance facilities to benefit developing countries.
    An innovative Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) would prevent deforestation by compensating developing […]

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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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    Guyana’s Biofuels Potential

    Monday, July 23rd, 2007

    Not too long ago the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) released a report assessing Guyana’s potential as a producer of biofuels. The report did not receive much attention outside of Guyana at the time, so I thought I would provide a quick look at it here on The Temas […]

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    A Bioenergy Law in Limbo

    Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

    Approved, But Not Yet Law
    The Mexican Congress passed a national bioenergy bill at the end of April, but you’d hardly know it. The action was only briefly noted in a few national and specialized journals at the time. No big momentous press releases issued from the President’s office, or the Secretaries of Energy, […]

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    Colombia Insists: We’re Serious About Climate Change

    Monday, March 19th, 2007

    Just before the release of the IPPC report, the Minister for Environment, Housing and Territorial Development (MAVDT) held a press conference to assure everyone that global climate change is a priority issue for the Uribe Administration. The fact that Minister Juan Lozano Ramírez felt the need to do so says something.
    Lozano Ramírez outlined the […]

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    PAC’ing Brazil II: Regulatory Agencies

    Friday, March 2nd, 2007

    In Part I, I provided an overview of what the Program for Accelerated Growth (Programa de Aceleração do Crescimento – PAC) proposed by President Lula is and why it matters to the issues I discuss in The Temas Blog. I also discussed its most direct impact on environment policy, the proposed changes in environmental […]

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    MERCOSUR Agrees to Cooperate on Biofuels

    Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

    Another one from the backlog queue. First tapped out some notes on this back in December! Only now remembered to dig it out (can I somehow blame it on the holidays?), because of the piece I just posted about the IDB and ethanol. Sorry for the delay.
    In mid-December the top policymaking body […]

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    Implications of the Stern Review for LAC, Part I

    Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

    Okay, I know what you’re thinking: the Stern Review — the analysis of the economic costs/benefits of coming to grips with global climate change that was commissioned by the UK Government and coordinated by the head of the Government Economic Service (and ex-Chief Economist at the World Bank) Sir Nicholas Stern — has been out […]

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