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Latest News - 4 May 2012
African Development Bank Releases Report on Clean Energy in Egypt
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3_May_2012: The African Development Bank has released a report titled “Clean Energy Development in Egypt.” The report reviews the opportunities and challenges to improving energy efficiency, developing renewable energy resources and promoting the local manufacture of these products in Egypt. continued...
 
UNIDO Director-General to Receive Global Leadership Award
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3_May_2012: Kandeh Yumkella, Director-General of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), will be presented with the Global Leadership Award for his work addressing various global issues, including sustainable energy, poverty reduction, climate change and the advancement of the Millennium Development Goals. continued...
 
UNDP Report Highlights Importance of Complementary Policies in Improving Energy Access and Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa
Read More: UNDP Report Highlights Importance of Complementary Policies in Improving Energy Access and Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa
30_April_2012: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released a report on integrating energy access and employment opportunities. The report was funded by the Government of Denmark and is titled “Integrating Energy Access and Employment Creation to Accelerate Progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Sub-Saharan Africa.” continued...
 
OECS Countries Launch Energy Efficiency Initiative
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30_April_2012: The Caribbean Renewable Energy Development Programme (CREDP) and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) have officially launched an Energy Efficiency Promotion Project. continued...
 
UN Secretary-General Calls for More Inclusive, Sustainable Development in India
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27_April_2012: In his address at the Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi, India, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on India to develop economic policies that encourage more inclusive and sustainable development. continued...
 
ADB Announces Rajasthan PV Solar Power Plant is Online
Read More: ADB Announces Rajasthan PV Solar Power Plant is Online
27_April_2012: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced that India’s largest photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant, located in Rajasthan, has started generating electricity. Developed by Reliance Power Ltd., the US$147.5 million project is supported from a US$48 million loan from the ADB. continued...
 
Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories Council to Focus on Sustainable Development
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27_April_2012: High-level political representatives from ten Caribbean islands have formed the Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) Council, which will focus on sustainable development, including work on climate change and renewable energy, in its cooperation with the EU. continued...
 
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IICA Distributes Efficient Cookstoves in Haiti to Reduce Deforestation
Read More: IICA Distributes Efficient Cookstoves in Haiti to Reduce Deforestation
17_April_2012: The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), in cooperation with the Lauritas Sisters order of nuns, is distributing and helping to install cookstoves to more than 800 Haitian families. The stoves are more energy efficient, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and help cut deforestation. continued...
 
BCIE Finances Hydropower Project in Honduras
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13_April_2012: The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE) has granted a partial credit guarantee to Banco Atlántida S.A. to help finance a small hydroelectric project in Honduras. continued...
 
World Bank Project to Curb Air Pollution, Improve Health in Ulaanbaatar
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25_April_2012: The World Bank is launching a program to install more energy efficient stoves and boilers to reduce air pollution in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar, one of the world's most polluted cities. continued...
 
UK Pledges Support to CIF's Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program
Read More: UK Pledges Support to CIF's Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program
24_April_2012: The UK Deputy Prime Minister has pledged an additional £25 million to support the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) program to provide clean energy access to the world’s poorest countries. continued...
 
GEF's Greenline Highlights Work on Energy Efficiency and Mercury
Read More: GEF's Greenline Highlights Work on Energy Efficiency and Mercury
April_2012: The April issue of the Global Environment Facility's (GEF) “Greenline” newsletter presents publications on energy efficiency, mercury management, and the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20). continued...
 
IDB to Manage Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector in the Americas
Read More: IDB to Manage Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector in the Americas
30_April_2012: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has been selected by the Canadian Government to manage the Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector in the Americas. The CAD$250 million Fund will focus on financing private sector climate mitigation and adaptation projects in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) that need concessional financing to become viable. continued...