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    The 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference was held in Cancún, Mexico, from 29 November to 10 December 2010. The conference was officially referred to as the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 6th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties (CMP 6) to the Kyoto Protocol. But it was most of all, the highest global platform for international climate-change negotiations attended by State presidents, ministers from all around the world, European Union delegates, international organisations including major financial institutions, media, and business and civil society representatives.

    On this occasion, the European Investment Bank organised a number of events featuring part of the Bank’s climate actions. The latest developments of the Global Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund (GEEREF) were presented on 2nd December in the EU Pavilion. Concrete examples of mitigation and adaptation projects financed by the EIB in Small Island states were the theme of a high-level event on 6th December, which also took place in the EU Pavilion. Further, the Bank organised a roundtable discussion on Multilateral Development Banks’ climate safeguards and performance standards on 8th December in the EU Pavilion, Cancun Messe.

    The EIB also took part actively in events led by other organisations including a series of panels organised by the OECD, the Inter-American Development Bank and other major financial institutions, the Mexican Government and CONAGUA, the European Parliament and further key stakeholders in the private sector.

    For more information on Cancún, please visit the United Nations Climate Change Conference website.