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Who pays? Who cuts emissions? 5 issues for UN climate deal

by Associated Press  (Feb. 12, 2015)

World governments are hoping that this year will mark a breakthrough in the slow-paced U.N. climate talks. In Geneva this week, negotiators from more than 190 countries are working on a draft of a deal that's supposed to be adopted in Paris in December. At this point it's a wish list reflecting the diverging preferences of rich countries like the ...

Questions and Answers on the European Commission Communication: The Paris Protocol – A blueprint for tackling global climate change beyond 2020

by Europa Press Room  (Feb. 25, 2015)

1. What is the aim of the Communication? The Communication sets out the EU's vision for a transparent and dynamic, legally binding United Nations climate change agreement that sets the world on a pathway to prevent global warming from reaching dangerous levels. International negotiations are under way and are set to be finalised at the UN climate ...

Progress towards 2008–2012 Kyoto targets in Europe

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Oct. 28, 2014)

Latest data confirm that the EU is on track to over‑achieve its Kyoto Protocol target In October 2013, the EEA published its annual assessment of the progress of the European Union (EU) and European countries towards achieving their commitments under the Kyoto Protocol for the period 2008–2012, as Part A of the EEA report Trends and ...

The complex issues of carbon sink: a critical overview

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 9, 2015)

The aim of the paper is to offer a systemic overview about some critical and interdependent relations among carbon offset, carbon sequestration and carbon stock. Rooting in the complexity perspective, the work discusses some relevant measurement methods and financial issues related to the land use - land use change forestry (LULUCF) applied under ...

Position on Decision ‐/CP.20 Lima call for climate action and its Annex on elements for a draft negotiating text

by Wetlands International  (Feb. 6, 2015)

About one quarter of all human induced emissions come from agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU). A disproportional large part of these AFOLU emissions come from organic soils (peatlands) drained for agriculture, grazing, forestry or mining. This briefing provides recommendations to ensure that a new climate agreement provides strong ...

Biogas CHP supplies in Uruguay electricity and heat case study

by Dreyer & Bosse Kraftwerke GmbH  (Jan. 16, 2015)

Dreyer & Bosse Kraftwerke as a seasoned manufacturer of CHP (Combined Heating and Power) has provided a complete CHP system of series Vita for generating heat and power for a wool producer in Uruguay. The biogas cleaning system including biogas cooler and activated carbon filter were ordered and delivered as well for a smooth operation. There ...

Has the Kyoto Protocol reached its main goal? A brief review

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 1, 2012)

This paper critically analyses the International policy on climate change, the role of the UNFCCC, the Kyoto Protocol and the GHG emissions, particularly CO2. Also the commitment of the different countries to reduce or limit these emissions, the development of carbon sinks and the flexible mechanisms that uses credit trading between countries ...

Allocation of ecologically allowable carbon emissions to countries as a key to more effective post–Kyoto Protocol climate change mitigation law

by Inderscience Publishers  (Aug. 10, 2012)

The paper proposes novel carbon indicators as effective control instruments to design the post–Kyoto Protocol climate change mitigation law. The allocation of Ecologically Allowable Carbon Emissions (EACE) to countries show that a group of countries needs no emissions reductions today because their actual carbon emissions are below the EACE. The ...

COP 20 in Lima: key step on the way to a global climate agreement in Paris

by European Parliament  (Dec. 9, 2014)

Ministers are in Lima this week to negotiate a text to succeed the Kyoto Protocol, which should then be finalised at a conference in Paris in 2015. The Parliament has sent a delegation of 12 MEPs to support representatives from the European Commission and the Council during the negotiations. Check out our infographic to find out more about how ...

Letting Go of Kyoto

by Center for Climate and Energy Solutions  (Nov. 8, 2011)

This commentary was originally published by Nature A preoccupation with binding commitments blocks progress in the global effort against climate change. It’s time to correct course, says Elliot Diringer. When governments gather for another round of United Nations (UN) ...

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