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Seven Elements Developed Countries Should Include in their "Fast-Start" Climate Finance Reports

Developed countries have collectively pledged USD 30 billion from 2010-2012 to support developing countries’ climate efforts. This pledge, known as “fast-start finance,” was initially made in Copenhagen in 2009, and reiterated in the 2010 Cancun Agreements.


Breathing New Life into Climate Talks in Bangkok

Negotiators are now figuring out the details that will turn the Cancun Agreements into something that makes a difference on the ground.


World Resources Institute Comments on the Forest Investment Program Results Framework

The Forest Investment Program (FIP) is a targeted program within the framework of the Climate Investment Funds that supports developing countries' efforts to reduce deforestation and forest degradation (REDD). The FIP Results Framework is a tool to monitor and evaluate the implementation of FIP funds. Following are WRI's comments suggesting ways to improve the FIP Results Framework.


Q&A: Jennifer Morgan on the UNFCCC Cancun Agreements

In this interview with Argus Media, Jennifer Morgan discusses the recent UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) talks in Cancun, Mexico.


Innovation and Technology Transfer

Supporting Low Carbon Development with Climate Finance

This paper was prepared as a conference paper for the New York University / United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs Workshop on Climate Finance hosted in Abu Dhabi on January 22-23, 2011.

Environmental Stories to Watch in 2011

WRI President Jonathan Lash previews the key environmental issues to watch in 2011.



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