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  • LIMA, Dec 8- The Global Environment Facility, which has provided $13.5 billion in grants to developing nations since 1991, wants a wider role in protecting nature by tightening commodity supply chains from farmers to consumers. In that example, reducing forest clearances would have to involve banks to prevent lending to loggers on protected land, as well as...

  • LIMA, Dec 8- Recent pledges by China, the United States and the European Union to limit greenhouse gas emissions will slow the rate of global warming this century, a study by climate scientists showed on Monday. It was the first time in five years that promised actions had reduced projected warming under the tracker, compiled by European research groups Climate...

  • LIMA, Dec 8- The Global Environment Facility, which has provided $13.5 billion in grants to developing nations since 1991, wants a wider role in protecting nature by tightening commodity supply chains from farmers to consumers. In that example, reducing forest clearances would have to involve banks to prevent lending to loggers on protected land, as well as...

  • LIMA, Dec 8- The chances of extremely hot summers in parts of Europe have risen tenfold this century because of man-made global warming, a study by British scientists said on Monday. The study defined an extreme summer as one that is 1.6 degrees Celsius above the average for 1961-90. In the last decade, average summers in Europe have warmed by 0.81 degree C, it said.

  • * "Bad news" if Australia refuses to contribute to Green Fund- Su. LIMA, Dec 4- Rich nations' pledges of almost $10 billion to a green fund to help poor nations cope with global warming are "far from adequate," particularly Australia's lack of a donation, the head of China's delegation at U.N. climate talks said on Thursday. Speaking during Dec. 1-12 talks in Lima, Su said donor...

  • * "Bad news" at U.N. climate talks in Lima- Figueres. LIMA, Dec 3- This year is on track to be the hottest on record, or at least among the very warmest, the United Nations said on Wednesday in new evidence of long-term warming that adds urgency to 190- nation talks under way in Lima on slowing climate change. The WMO said average sea surface temperatures hit record highs in...

  • LIMA, Dec 3- Record high ocean temperatures will make 2014 the hottest year on record, or at least among the very warmest, in evidence of a long-term trend of global warming, the U.N.' s weather agency said on Wednesday. Including this year, 14 of the 15 most sweltering years on record will have been in the 21st century, the World Meteorological Organization said of the...

  • BERLIN, Dec 3- Germany's cabinet approved a new plan on Wednesday to slash CO2 emissions in order to meet its ambitious climate targets, but environmental groups criticised the government for not going further in reducing its reliance on coal-fired power plants. The package, which includes an energy efficiency programme that could trigger billions of euros...

  • LIMA, Dec 2- The Philippines, Cambodia and India were the countries hardest hit by extreme weather events in 2013, according to a study unveiled on Tuesday at U.N. talks in Lima on a global deal to limit climate change. The report by Germanwatch, a think-tank partly funded by the German government, said the Philippines suffered most because 6,300 people died when...

  • LIMA, Nov 25- A crackdown on illegal gold mining in Peru has spawned new smuggling routes through its porous border with Bolivia with some gangs using human mules, armored cars and light aircraft to evade capture. The gold is ghosted across jungles, rainforest and Lake Titicaca on the mountainous border, and is then sold to dealers who process the precious metal...

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to Dec 1 Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:02 PM ET

    Nov 18- For other related diaries, please. MAKATI CITY- Asian Development Bank to launch the latest Asian Economic Integration Monitor- 0130 GMT. BRASILIA- Brazil Central Bank President Alexandre Tombini may speak at congressional commission about deterioration of the country's fiscal results.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW DELHI, Nov 13- After this week's carbon deal between the United States and China, No. 3 emitter India faces growing pressure to devise a clear strategy and step out of China's shadow during pivotal global climate talks. The U.S.- China deal "frees up India to say what it believes is an equitable stance... now that China is saying what it plans to do," said...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 7- Four Senate leaders on Friday urged President Barack Obama not to retreat from promises of strong domestic carbon cutting goals and significant aid to developing countries to combat climate change given new Republican leadership in Congress, which is expected to be hostile to such policies. With climate change skeptic James Inhofe set to...

  • Private equity preps Latin America push Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Rio de Janiero, Brazil

    Private equity and venture capital firms are set to increase their investments in Latin America after netting billions in new funds.

  • 'Cash is still king' in Miami real estate Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 2:10 PM ET
    Aerial view of mansions in Coral Gables, Florida.

    The large number of Miami home buyers are from overseas, and a huge portion of them pay in cash, one realtor says.

  • Mobius: Good time to invest in Brazil and private Chinese companies

    Mark Mobius, Templeton Emerging Markets Group, discusses why he thinks there are investment opportunities in Brazil, and why he expects to hear a lot of "bad news" about China but still sees profit opportunities in private companies there.

  • How Fed policy impacted Peru   Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 4:45 AM ET
    How Fed policy impacted Peru

    Julio Velarde, governor of the Central Bank of Peru, discusses how Fed tapering fears have impacted Peru by putting pressure on the currency and why he has downgraded his GDP forecast.

  • What's Working in Latin America   Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 7:32 AM ET
    What's Working in Latin America

    Will Landers, BlackRock, explains why he believes investment prospects remain positive south of the border.

  • Making a Cup of Environmentally Sustainable Coffee Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    Martin Mayorga

    Being socially and environmentally responsible does not have to be achieved at the expense of profits. In Mayorga Coffee's case, focusing on sustainability has been a competitive advantage.

  • Latin American Hot Spots Lure Investors Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 10:49 AM ET
    Some workers have their lunch in one of the subway tunnels of the new train line 12 that is under construction and could be open to the public use this year with 20 stations in Mexico city.

    Brazil's economy promises to expand and infrastructure stocks should see more interest as the country gets ready for 2014 World Cup.