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CIF Trust Fund Committee and Sub-Committee Meetings

This meeting will include the meetings of: the Forest Investment Program (FIP) Sub-Committee; the Scaling Up Renewable Energy Programme (SPREP) Sub-Committee; the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR) Sub-Committee; the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF) Trust Fund Committee; and the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) Trust Fund Committee. [ for more information: http://sids-l.iisd.org/events/cif-trust-fund-committee-and-sub-committee-meetings/ ]

UNDP, World Bank Launch Climate Finance Options Web Platform

28 November 2012: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank have released a new version of their web platform on climate finance information. The Climate Finance Options (CFO) website features sections on funding sources, a knowledge center and on the ground activities, each of which aims to facilitate decision making. The funding sources section highlights available adaptation and mitigation funding to help users identify financing for their projects.

SOS Funds 25 New Biodiversity Conservation Projects

22 November 2012: The Save Our Species (SOS) initiative has announced its support for 25 new projects. In this second round, SOS is funding conservation projects on dolphins, dugongs, manatees, gibbons, rhinos and tigers, as well as lesser known but similarly threatened species such as river turtles, Asian crocodiles, flying foxes, freshwater fish and plant species.

CANARI Releases Second Newsletter on Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

November 2012: The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) has released the September issue of “Capacité,” its quarterly newsletter for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Caribbean islands. The newsletter provides information on activities of CEPF-financed projects, as well as grants approved from July-September 2012.

GWP-C Trains Agriculture Practitioners in Barbados in Water Use Efficiency

26 October 2012: The Global Water Partnership – Caribbean (GWP-C) and Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) trained 20 participants from the agriculture sector in Barbados in water use efficiency (WUE). The training opened with an address by Charleston Lucas, Chief Agricultural Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Barbados, who underlined that “there can be no food security without without land and water security.”