Finance

Pacific Invasives Partnership Highlights GEF Proposal, Learning Network at Annual Meeting [viewed]

SPREP24 February 2014: The Pacific Invasives Partnership held its annual meeting to coordinate planning and share expertise among regional and international agencies working to curb the growing negative impact of invasive species in the region. Key discussions at the meeting included a proposal endorsed by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to secure funding from the 6th replenishment of the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

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FOREST EUROPE Calls for Practical Valuation Efforts [viewed]

Fourth Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Legally-Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe (INC-Forests4)28 February 2014: FOREST EUROPE has reported on the outcomes of the Expert Group on the valuation of forest ecosystem services, at which participants discussed the identification of ecosystem services, valuation approaches, and implementation of forest ecosystem services valuation in the pan-European region.

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February 2014 Sustainable Energy Finance Update [viewed]

Sustainable Energy FinanceFebruary 2014: Throughout the month of February, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) undertook a number of activities and approved funding for sustainable energy projects in a range of countries, including: Pakistan, India, Nepal, Turkey, Ukraine, Poland, Croatia, Brazil, and in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region.

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Adaptation Fund Finances Projects in Cuba, Seychelles and Uzbekistan [viewed]

Adaptation Fund26 February 2014: Following contributions from Germany, Switzerland, Norway and the Brussels Region, the Adaptation Fund has approved financing for US$17 million worth of projects in Cuba, Seychelles and Uzbekistan, all of which will be implemented by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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World Bank Reveals Potential of Water and Sanitation Services for the World's Poor [viewed]

WSP21 February 2014: Public resources are insufficient to meet improved water supply and sanitation service needs, presenting an opportunity for domestic enterprises in these growing markets, according to ‘Tapping the Markets: Opportunities for Domestic Investments in Water and Sanitation for the Poor,' a publication by the World Bank's Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). 

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World Bank Discusses Pro-Poor Water Delivery in Uganda [viewed]

WSPFebruary 2014: The World Bank's Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) released a report, titled ‘Do pro-poor policies increase water coverage? An analysis of service delivery in Kampala's informal settlements,' which highlights the gains and challenges of Uganda's National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) pro-poor service delivery, discusses factors that contribute to successful service delivery outcomes, and formulates recommendations.

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CDM Executive Board Elects New Chair, Approves 2014 Workplan [viewed]

UNFCCC21 February 2014: The Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has approved its 2014 workplan, as well as the 2014 workplans of the CDM Accreditation Panel, Methodology (Meth) Panel, Small-Scale (SSC) Working Group, Afforestation and Reforestation Working Group, and Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS) Working Group.

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World Bank Announces Finance for Indonesian Coral Reef Conservation [viewed]

World Bank - GEF21 February 2014: The World Bank has announced a US$47.38 million project loan focused on the rehabilitation of Indonesia's coral reefs. This financing is the last tranche of a three-phase program that began in 1998. The loan is supplemented by a US$10 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). Indonesia has also pledged US$5.74 million for the 5-year project. 

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February 2014 Water Finance Update [viewed]

ebrd-worldbank-adb-gef-eib-afdbFebruary 2014: Throughout the month of February, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) undertook a number of activities and highlighted various projects in a range of countries, including: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cameroon, Djibouti, the Former Yugoslav Republic (FYR) of Macedonia, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Mauritius, Moldova, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Romania, Swaziland, Turkey and Zimbabwe. 

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Water Financing Partnership Facility Doubles Expected Funding for 2013 [viewed]

ADBFebruary 2014: The Water Financing Partnership Facility (WFPF) has released its 2013 Annual Report, which describes the Facility's performance and financial status, and highlights key achievements, lessons and constraints over the past year. The WFPF aims to provide additional financial and knowledge resources from development partners to support the implementation of the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Water Financing Program.

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