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Thursday
May202010

UNFCCC: Adaptation fund ready to start disbursing money - May 2010

(UNFCCC May 2010) The Adaptation Fund is now ready to disburse money to support concrete projects in developing countries to cope with and prepare for the impacts of climate change.

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Thursday
May202010

UNFCCC: Training on implementing NAPAs continues - May 2010

(UNFCCC May 2010) The third in a series of workshops for implementing National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) took place from 4 - 8 May in Vientiane, Lao PDR, with the participation of 11 Least Developed Countries in the Asia region.

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Thursday
May202010

Christiana Figueres appointed new UNFCCC Executive Secretary - May 2010

(UNFCCC May 2010) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Christiana Figueres as the new Executive Secretary of the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat.

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Thursday
May062010

'Green procurement set to become the norm' - April 2010

BusinessGreen: A recent roundtable for procurement expert held by Carbon Trust Standard warned that 'Suppliers to the public and private sector will see their competitiveness diminish over the next few years if they fail to provide customers with information on their carbon footprint and evidence that they are improving their environmental sustainability.'

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Thursday
May062010

Three Reports Detail Investment Risks in South and Southeast Asia - April 2010

SocialFunds.com, 21 April 2010 -  Three reports issued last week by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Climate Change Centre of Excellence at HSBC offer a nuanced appraisal of investment risks associated with water scarcity in three high-risk industry sectors.

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Thursday
May062010

Aviva Investors: Can market based approaches drive changes to a more sustainable economy? - April 2010

Aviva Investors have presented their viewpoint on why capital markets are the key factor in moving towards a global low carbon economy. The article also suggests what the barriers currently are, and proposals on how the markets could be improved.

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Thursday
May062010

'A significant numbers of investors support or abstain on tar sands resolution' - April 2010

FairPensions April 2010: Reacting to the outcome of the special resolution co-ordinated by FairPensions on BP's controversial plans in the Canadian tar sands, investors who proposed the resolution at the company's AGM in London today pointed out that 15% of shareholders either supported the resolution or abstained, despite a strong company recommendation to oppose.

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Thursday
May062010

Allianz Insurance reaches carbon emissions target - 3 years early - April 2010

In 2006, Allianz Insurance set a target to reduce its CO2 emissions by 25% per employee by 2012. Based on measurements taken at the end of 2009, CO2 emissions had been successfully reduced by 31% per employee based on 2006 levels.

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Thursday
May062010

Aon-Benfield: engaging with Turkish business leaders on climate change - April 2010

Aon-Benfield represented ClimateWise at a high-level roundtable of Turkish business leaders which came together in Istanbul to discuss the business response to climate change. The aim of the roundtable was to assess the business opportunities from climate change mitigation and adaptation options. Over 60 of Turkey and Eastern Europe's leading businesses were represented.

Thursday
May062010

CII: benchmarking sustainability assurance - April 2010

CII has co-sponsored a report that benchmarks the assurance of sustainability reports in response to investor demand for a way to compare the credibility of these reports. It 'identifies a need for harmonisation and transparency in assurance and questions why some companies, especially in high impact industries, do not externally verify their carbon data'

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