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UNGA General Debate 2014 Addresses Climate Change, Renewable Energy, SLM[viewed]

As the UN General Assembly (UNGA) General Debate 2014 entered its second week, speakers continued to reflect on the challenges of climate change. Delegates addressed climate change impacts, climate financing and the role of renewable energy and climate smart agriculture (CSA) in tackling climate change.

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Meetings of the CBD and its Protocols Open in Pyeongchang[viewed]

The seventh Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (Cartagena Protocol COP/MOP 7) opens today in Pyeongchang, the Republic of Korea. It will be followed by the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 12), which will run from 6-17 October 2014, also in Pyeongchang, and the first Meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) (NP COP/MOP 1), which will be held during the second week of CBD COP 12, from 13-17 October 2014.

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UNGA General Debate 2014 Addresses Climate Agreement, Financing, SIDS[viewed]

During day three and four of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) General Debate 2014, many speakers addressed climate change. Speakers focused on international and national action, including transitions to renewable energy, and financing. Small island developing States (SIDS) particularly urged action, emphasizing they are already experiencing adverse effects on food and water security, biodiversity and oceans.

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World Bank Identifies Clean-Tech Market Opportunities for SMEs[viewed]

The World Bank Group has released a report titled ‘Building Competitive Green Industries: the Climate and Clean Technology Opportunity for Developing Countries,' which quantifies opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries to generate profits and create jobs, while providing solutions to climate challenges.

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ICAO, Aviation Industry Cooperate on Climate Change[viewed]

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the aviation industry, represented by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), have announced a commitment to sustainable growth through actions including efficiency improvements, alternative fuel use, and market-based measures to cut emissions. The announcement was made as a contribution to the Climate Summit held on 23 September 2014, in New York, US.

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AfDB to Enhance Climate Finance Access[viewed]

On the eve of the UN Climate Summit, the African Development Bank (AfDB) participated in high-level meetings on financing opportunities for a climate-smart Africa, including the Clim-Dev Africa Special Fund (CDSF) and the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Initiative.

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Event: The Economics of Climate Change Mitigation Options in the Forestry Sector[viewed]

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) is convening an online conference to discuss the costs and benefits of various options for climate change mitigation in the forestry sector including REDD+, green building, and the promotion of bioenergy.

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UNGA General Debate Reflects on Climate Summit, Future Action[viewed]

The 69th UN General Assembly (UNGA) convened for the second day of its general debate. Many speakers addressed climate change, reflecting on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Climate Summit and highlighting areas for future action.

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EBRD, CIF, GEF to Accelerate Climate Investments[viewed]

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is financing clean energy projects through its own investments, as well as through partnering with the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF). These funds aim to scale up climate finance by providing concessional funding and enhancing knowledge sharing and advisory support, which has increased commercial financing for sustainable energy investments.

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Bank of America Announces Clean Energy Finance Initiative[viewed]

Bank of America has announced a Catalytic Finance Initiative to stimulate US$10 billion worth of new investment in clean energy projects. The initiative will focus on developing or advancing innovative financing structures that reduce investment risk, and attract a range of institutional investors.

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