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December 2014 Climate Finance Update [viewed]

Climate Finance Update19 December 2014: During December 2014, finance for climate change mitigation and adaptation projects was announced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the 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), the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), the GEF and IDB released climate-related publications.

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

bahamas-rmi-cwr10 December 2014: 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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SPREP's EbA, Ridge-to-Reef Approach to Support Resilience, Reforestation in Solomon Islands [viewed]

SPREP8 December 2014: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) is implementing an ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) project to rehabilitate and restore forests in Choiseul province, Solomon Islands. The project will also promote soil stability, reduce sediment flow and support water catchment areas.

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New Zealand, Pacific Community Sign 10-Year Pact [viewed]

spc-newzealand9 December 2014: The Government of New Zealand and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) signed a partnership arrangement for 2014-2024, under which the SPC will take on long-term development initiatives in the areas of fisheries, agriculture, statistics, geoscience, public health and capacity building.

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ABNJ Tuna Project Launches Shark Assessment and Management Activities [viewed]

FAO8 December 2014: The Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ) Tuna project launched its shark and bycatch activities at the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) Annual Meeting in Apia, Samoa. The project aims to reduce the impact of tuna fisheries on marine ecosystems, support implementation of sustainable, efficient fisheries management practices and reduce illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing through strengthened and harmonized monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS).

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Fifth PICCC to be Held in Fiji in 2015 [viewed]

icpl-sprep-usp3 December 2014: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), the University of the South Pacific (USP) and the International Centre for Protected Landscape (ICPL) will collaborate to offer the fifth Pacific Island Community Adaptive Co-management (PICCC) course. The course will be offered over three phases in 2015, in Suva, Fiji.

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November 2014 Sustainable Energy Finance Update [viewed]

adb-afdb-ebrd-gef-wb-energy-cif-cpiNovember 2014: During the month of November, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), African Development Bank (AfDB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), European Investment Bank (EIB), Global Environment Facility (GEF), World Bank and other donors undertook activities and approved funding or finance for sustainable energy projects in, among other countries, Azerbaijan, the Cook Islands, France, Guinea-Bissau, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Moldova, Nauru, the Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Viet Nam and the Southern Africa region.

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FAO Initiative Supports Identification of Sharks and Rays [viewed]

FAO28 November 2014: An initiative led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) is supporting fishers, observers and inspectors in the identification of sharks and rays. The 'Sharks and Rays Initiative' also seeks to: raise awareness for the protection of island biodiversity; enable compliance with new international measures; and address global pressures on shark and ray conservation.

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CIF Governing Body Confirms Funds' Mandate [viewed]

CIF20 November 2014: The semi-annual Climate Investment Funds (CIF) governing body meetings concluded in a unanimous commitment to the CIF mandate in the future in order to ensure continuity of climate finance and action. The meeting also emphasized the need to maintain diversity of financing options, and complementarity and coherence of CIF with other sources of climate finance.

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Samoa Launches Largest-Ever GEF LDC Fund Adaptation Project [viewed]

GEF UNDP7 November 2014: Samoa launched a US$12.3 million project on climate adaptation, the largest national project to be funded under the Least Development Countries Fund (LDCF) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

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