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  • The 4th Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB) Summit 2014 will be held at the Congress Center Basel in Switzerland on 21-22 May 2014. We expect approx. 500 participants from about 50 countries. Partners are, amongst others, the Swiss State Secretariat of Economic Affairs SECO, the World Bank, the UNEP Finance Initiative, the China Development Bank, the China International Contractors Association, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership...
  • The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has issued a US$ 250 million bond, aimed at institutional investors seeking to support environmentally sustainable projects.
  • The World Bank has released the report titled 'Integration of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants in World Bank Activities,' which highlights that the reduction of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP), including black carbon, methane, and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), brings immediate benefits for health, agriculture and climate change mitigation.
  • The World Bank has released the report titled 'Integration of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants in World Bank Activities,' which highlights that the reduction of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP), including black carbon, methane, and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), brings immediate benefits for health, agriculture and climate change mitigation.
  • The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched a report titled 'Green Economy Modelling Report of South Africa - Focus on Natural Resource Management, Agriculture, Transport and Energy Sectors,' developed with technical assistance from the Millennium Institute and the Sustainability Institute, in collaboration with the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies of the Stellenbosch University. The study assesses the impacts of green...
  • The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched a report titled 'Green Economy Modelling Report of South Africa - Focus on Natural Resource Management, Agriculture, Transport and Energy Sectors,' developed with technical assistance from the Millennium Institute and the Sustainability Institute, in collaboration with the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies of the Stellenbosch University. The study assesses the impacts of green...
  • The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched a report titled 'Green Economy Modelling Report of South Africa - Focus on Natural Resource Management, Agriculture, Transport and Energy Sectors,' developed with technical assistance from the Millennium Institute and the Sustainability Institute, in collaboration with the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies of the Stellenbosch University. The study assesses the impacts of green...
  • Sustainable urban transport (SUT) systems are urgently needed in developing and emerging economies world-wide. Fast rates of motorisation, especially increases in private car ownership and travel have already turned congestion, air pollution and noise into common problems in many emerging and developing cities. Due to lost time and higher transport costs, road congestion is estimated to cost Asian economies 2-5% of GDP per year already. Asian...
  • The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) launched the World Economic and Social Survey (WESS) 2013, subtitled 'Sustainable Development Challenges,' in Geneva, Switzerland. The 2013 report focuses on three sustainable development challenges identified for action at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20): energy transformation; food security and nutrition; and sustainable cities.
  • The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) launched the World Economic and Social Survey (WESS) 2013, subtitled 'Sustainable Development Challenges,' in Geneva, Switzerland. The 2013 report focuses on three sustainable development challenges identified for action at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20): energy transformation; food security and nutrition; and sustainable cities.
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