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SE4ALL Ministerial Dialogue Hears Commitments from Over 100 Countries [viewed]

iisdrs_se4all-201521 May 2015: Opening the final day of the Global Energy Ministerial Dialogue, a part of the Second Annual Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum, SE4ALL CEO Kandeh Yumkella urged participants to make commitments to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 on energy. The day was largely dedicated to announcements of leadership commitments and actions towards the SE4ALL objectives, with over 80 representatives from governments, business, civil society, multilateral agencies and international organizations outlining their efforts.

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World Bank Introduces RISE Tool at SE4ALL Forum [viewed]

World Bank18 May 2015: Presenting at a parallel session on finance at the Second Annual Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum, the World Bank described an indicator-based tool that it has developed to increase investment in economically and environmentally sustainable energy. The tool, dubbed 'Readiness for Investment in Sustainable Energy (RISE),' is being piloted in 17 countries and will eventually be rolled out in more than 100 countries.

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Pew Reports Clean Energy Investment Shifting to Developing Countries [viewed]

PEW19 May 2015: The Clean Energy Initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts has released a report highlighting global trends in electricity investment. The report, titled 'Power Shifts—Emerging Clean Energy Markets,' finds that investment in electricity infrastructure is shifting from industrialized countries to the developing world and from fossil fuels to clean energy. The report projects that renewables will account for 54% of new global power capacity over the next 15 years.

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Mediterranean SCP Center Documents PCBs Applications, Advises on Waste Management [viewed]

SCP/RAC6 May 2015: The Regional Activity Center for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC) has compiled applications of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) for owners and public officials, as part of its collaboration with the PCBs component of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)-funded MedPartnership project for the Environmentally Sound Management of equipment, stocks and wastes containing or contaminated by PCBs in national electricity companies of Mediterranean countries. The SCP/RAC is a Stockholm Convention Regional Center, focusing on cooperation with Mediterranean countries.

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Land Policy Initiative Approves First-Ever Joint Regional Work Plan [viewed]

LPI11 May 2015: For the first time since its inception in 2006, The Land Policy Initiative (LPI) has approved a consolidated annual work plan to be jointly implemented with the Secretariats of four regional economic communities and other partners in Africa.

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CITES and UNEP Support Strengthening of Wildlife Laws [viewed]

CITES UNEP5 May 2015: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) have announced a collaborative initiative to provide assistance to priority countries and territories, upon their request, to enhance their legislation on effective implementation of CITES, including to combat illegal trade in wildlife.

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GEF, UNEP, FAO Update on Projects in Burundi, Rwanda and Senegal [viewed]

gef_unep_fao28 April 2015: The Global Environment Facility (GEF), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) have provided updates on projects carried out in Burundi, Rwanda and Senegal addressing: natural resources management; agricultural practices and the preservation of wood resources; and mountain gorilla and wetland restoration efforts.

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April 2015 Climate Finance Update [viewed]

April 2015 Climate Finance30 April 2015: During April 2015, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO), the Adaptation Fund, the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the World Bank, Climate Finance Options and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) DTU Partnership reported on project news and other climate finance-related developments.

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April 2015 Sustainable Energy Finance Update [viewed]

april_2015_sustainable_energyApril 2015: In April, the African Development Bank (AfDB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), European Commission, European Investment Bank (EIB), Global Environment Facility (GEF), and World Bank announced sustainable energy financing for projects in Argentina, Germany, India, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, the Pacific and West Africa. Several of these institutions also released related publications or reached milestones in their sustainable energy efforts.

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GBIF Surveys Seek to Understand Biodiversity Needs in ACP Countries [viewed]

GBIf29 April 2015: The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) has issued a call for inputs on the Biodiversity Information for Development (BID) programme via surveys of data holders and decision makers. These two stakeholder groups are considered critical to the long-term success of the BID programme, which seeks to increase availability and use of biodiversity information in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP).

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