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December 2014 Climate Finance Update[viewed]

During December 2014, finance for climate change mitigation and adaptation projects was announced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), African Development Bank (AfDB), Global Environment Facility (GEF), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and World Bank. Germany, Norway and the UK also reported on funding for projects to be undertaken in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) released its annual report, and publications on REDD+, climate finance and climate change awareness were produced by the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), GEF, and IDB, respectively.

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Comoros Accepts Doha Amendment to Kyoto Protocol[viewed]

The UNFCCC secretariat has reported that Comoros has accepted the Doha Amendment, which formalizes commitments for the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol (2013-2020). This announcement brings the total number of parties that have deposited their instruments of acceptance to 22.

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Caribbean Ministers Recommit to Fighting Corruption[viewed]

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) hosted a regional ministerial meeting on transparency and integrity in enhancing development and unlocking growth in the Caribbean. Ministerial delegates from six countries - the Bahamas, Barbados, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago - discussed the positive impacts of transparent governance on growth equity, competitiveness and investment in the region. They also highlighted the costs of corruption and the ability of transparent government to improve public services to citizens.

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Event: Second Blue Planet Symposium[viewed]

This Symposium will aim to “bring ocean observations to users”.

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FAO Reports on Mesoamerican LULUCF Workshop[viewed]

The Mesoamerican Workshop on National Emissions Inventories and Mitigation Plans in Agriculture, Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) assisted 15 countries in identifying resources and methods in order to improve their reporting under the UNFCCC, according to the workshop's final report, released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO). The report also relays the major challenges these countries face in both implementing and reporting on measures to address climate change.

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Event: Regional workshop on achieving the MDGs and post-2015 development agenda in Asian LDCs[viewed]

The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) is organizing this capacity building workshop for national policy makers and other stakeholders in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in the region in view of the slow-down in their progress toward development goals since the global financial crisis of 2008.

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Kuwait Convenes Workshop on Sea Turtle Conservation[viewed]

The Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) convened a workshop to develop a national plan for the conservation of sea turtles. Participants discussed threats facing turtles and suggested the Indian Ocean South-East Asian Marine Turtle Memorandum of Understanding (IOSEA Marine Turtle M0U) as a future platform for regional cooperation.

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UNGA Reaches Informal Agreement on Post-2015 Summit Organization, Dates[viewed]

UN Member States have informally agreed on a draft resolution on the ‘Organization of the UN Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda,' including on the dates of the Summit. By the resolution, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) would decide that the UN Summit on the post-2015 development agenda will take place on 25-27 September 2015, in New York, US, with the 70th session of the UN General Debate beginning on 28 September.

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Bahamas Joins Carbon War Room's Ten Island Challenge[viewed]

The Bahamas has joined the Carbon War Room's Ten Island Challenge, committing to a 20 megawatt (MW) solar project, energy efficiency solutions for a local high school and a countrywide streetlight retrofit, among other projects. Kenred Dorsett, Minister of the Environment and Housing, Bahamas, and Justin Locke, Carbon War Room's Director of Islands, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) establishing a partnership to expedite the country's transformation towards renewable energy production and energy efficiency.

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CTI-CFF Senior Officials Endorse MPA Roadmaps, Agree on Cooperation with FAO, SEAFDEC[viewed]

Representatives at the Tenth Senior Officials Meeting (SOM-10) of the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) endorsed the Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) Working Group's Regional and National Roadmaps for 2014-2015, agreed on cooperation agreements with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the Southeast Asia Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) and agreed on organizational matters.

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