World Bank: Climate Change Adaptation Could Cost $75-100 bn/yr / Banco Mundial: la adaptación al cambio climático costará US$75.000-100.000 millones al añoWednesday, September 30th, 2009
From the World Bank:
Adapting to Climate Change to Cost US$75-100 Billion a year
New global estimate for cost of adaptation to climate change in developing countries
The costs of adaptation to climate change in developing countries will be in the order of US$75-100 billion per year for the period 2010 to 2050 according to preliminary findings in [...]
From the Global Environment Facility (GEF):
Climate Change Risks could cost Developing countries up to 19% of GDP by 2030
Report says action on climate adaptation may significantly reduce losses and increase economic sustainability.
A report from the Economics of Climate Adaptation Working Group released today indicates that climate risks could cost nations up to 19% of their [...]
IDB Backs Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative / BID respalda Iniciativa para la Transparencia en las Industrias Extractivas / BID endossa Iniciativa pela Transparência nas Indústrias ExtrativistasWednesday, August 5th, 2009
From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
IDB Backs Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
The Inter-American Development Bank has endorsed the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), which encourages governments and companies to disclose revenues and payments generated by oil, gas, and mining industries.
The endorsement was approved today by the IDB’s Board of Executive Directors.
EITI is a global initiative to [...]
Brazil’s National Sanitary Vigilance Agency (Anvisa) today issued a regulation (Resolution RDC 37) permitting reference chemical substances certified by either the Argentine Pharmacopeia or the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Pharmacopeia to be used for evaluating the quality of pharmaceutical raw materials (active ingredients and excipients) and medicines produced in Brazil.
Anvisa already allowed that, where [...]
This year’s recipients of the SEED Awards were announced yesterday by the SEED Initiative at a reception linked to this year’s session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), and several of the recipients were from Latin America.
What is the SEED Award and who is the SEED Initiative? you ask. The Initiative was founded [...]
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) recently announced that in its seventh funding round it will fund 49 new clean energy projects in 25 countries, including 12 involving nations in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
REEEP is “an active, global public-private partnership that structures policy and regulatory initiatives for clean energy, and facilitates financing for energy [...]
I ran across this interesting “green IT” study released last month by IBM and the Info-Tech Research Group during the course of my work on a chapter on power management issues for a forthcoming book on green IT (information technology). Info-tech surveyed more than 1,000 IT executives at companies with 100-1,000 employees in 12 nations [...]
From the World Bank:
Funding New Vaccines To Save Millions Of Lives
World Bank to Provide Financial Platform for Pilot Vaccine Program
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a financial platform for a pilot vaccine program that will benefit millions of children in the developing world.
The Advance Market Commitment (AMC) pilot will help accelerate the [...]
Yesterday Brazil’s National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality (Inmetro) published for public comment in the official gazette (the Official Daily of the Union – Diário Oficial da União) a draft administrative rule (portaria) on the award of certification labels for energy efficiency in public, commercial and service buildings. It is supplemented by [...]
It’s beginning to look like Uruguay will be the next Latin American jurisdiction to take aim at plastic bags. Uruguay’s Minister of Housing, Zoning and Environment Carlos Colacce, with the British Ambassador at his side, announced today the launch of a media campaign on the responsible use of plastic bags to be known as “Sacá [...]« Previous Entries