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Upcoming Green Climate Fund Board Meeting (B22): Three key policy issues you likely won’t see in headlines

Board members of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) will convene next week at the Board’s twenty-second meeting (B22) in Songdo, South Korea. Alongside political issues such as the election of the new Executive Director, the progress of the replenishment process and Board funding decisions that are expected to dominate media headlines, the Board will also... continue reading »

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No Rules Were Better Than Bad Rules.

Rather than concede to the demands of one country insisting on its right to sell CDM-style carbon credits internationally under Article 6.4 while still passively taking credit for the same emissions reduced towards its own national mitigation goals, negotiators decided to postpone development of rules for international cooperation until next year. In this way, the... continue reading »

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Mexico Publishes Landmark Regulations to Combat Super Pollutants

Today, Carlos de Régules, Executive Director of Mexico’s Agency of Security, Energy and the Environment (ASEA), presented the regulations that the Mexican government officially published last week that aim to reduce methane emissions in the national oil and gas sector by 40-45% by 2025 (as agreed to at the 2016 North American Leaders Summit). Notably,... continue reading »

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The Start of an Urban Renaissance: Colombia TOD NAMA expands to Monteria

The Colombia transit-oriented development (TOD) NAMA has recently expanded to encompass a fourth city. Monteria, a city of 400,000, is located along the Sinú River near the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Ambitious plans to “re-inhabit” the city’s historic central area are being refined with the technical support of CIUDAT, the NAMA supported center for transit-oriented... continue reading »

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Mexico Advances Leadership Climate Regulations

Even as the US aims to backtrack on its climate commitments, the rest of the world continues to move forward. The latest success comes from Mexico. Consistent with the commitment that the Mexican Government signed in the North American Leaders Summit in 2016 of reducing 40 to 45% of their methane emissions from the hydrocarbon... continue reading »

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