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H.E. President Kenyatta of Kenya and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Witness Adoption of New Plan to Set in Motion Africas Sustainable Transport Transition

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Oct. 30, 2014)

President of the Republic of Kenya, H.E Uhuru Kenyatta and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon witnessed Thursday the adoption of a new historic framework that will set in motion Africa's sustainable transport transition, benefiting health, the environment and overall sustainable development across the continent. Over 42 African countries, ...

Eaton’s Mechanically Cleaned Strainers Conserve Water and Expand Efficiency for Industrial Manufacturing

by Eaton Corporation  (Nov. 3, 2014)

While the nature of pipeline debris – scale, rust, metal and other solids – remains constant, the nature of business for industrial manufacturers is ever-evolving. Time, money and staff resources are limited; water conservation is paramount, and the importance of protecting expensive processing equipment has never been greater. Power ...

`Urgent action` needed on Clean Development Mechanism

by SciDev.Net  (Sep. 14, 2012)

A high-level panel has called for "urgent action" to safeguard the UN's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) by providing extra support to under-represented developing countries and focusing on sustainable development priorities. CDM allows developing economies to earn credits for projects that reduce greenhouse ...

Uganda to become Clean Development Mechanism Hub

by SciDev.Net  (Mar. 2, 2012)

Uganda is set to become a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Hub over the next three years, with financial assistance from Belgium. The Belgian Development Agency is investing US$2.6 million in the scheme, which will be overseen by the designated national authority — the Climate Change Unit (CCU) at the Ugandan Ministry of Water and ...

UNEP Joins UN Carbon-Offsetting Programme for Second Year Running

by US Department of Energy  (Jun. 5, 2014)

For the second year in a row, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - which has been climate neutral since 2008 - has purchased certified emission reduction (CER) units through a joint procurement initiative with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and several other UN Common System agencies. These units will offset ...

Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) carbon offsets top 500 million mark

by BusinessGreen  (Jan. 11, 2011)

The new year passed its first carbon market milestone this week, as the UN announced it has issued 500 million offset credits under its Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). Under the CDM, emission reduction projects earn an offset credit, termed certified emission reduction (CER) credits, for each tonne of CO2 saved. CERs are sold to companies or ...

New Field Laboratories and Related Research To Help Promote Environmentally Prudent Development of Unconventional Resources

by US Department of Energy  (Nov. 6, 2014)

Today (Nov 6, 2014), the Department of Energy announced the selection of three multiyear, field laboratories and six other multiyear research projects for continued research to promote environmentally prudent development of unconventional oil and natural gas (UOG) resources. As part of a July, 2014 Executive Order and a multiagency effort ...

New rules to open up Clean Development Mechanism to poorer nations

by BusinessGreen  (Jul. 18, 2011)

Efforts to open the UN-backed Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) offsetting scheme up to poorer nations took a major step forward last week as the board tasked with managing the scheme agreed new guidelines designed to make it easier for some of the world's least  developed countries to deploy emission reduction projects. To date over 3,200 ...

Historic UN Environment Assembly Calls for Strengthened Action on Air Quality, Linked to 7 Million Deaths Annually, Among 16 Major Resolutions

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Jun. 27, 2014)

The inaugural UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) concluded its five-day deliberations in Nairobi on Friday with 16 decisions and resolutions that encourage international action on major environmental issues ranging from air pollution and the illegal trade in wildlife, to plastic debris in the oceans, chemicals and waste. "The air we breathe, the ...

With Developing Worlds Policy Support, Global Renewable Energy Generation Capacity Jumps to Record Level

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Jun. 3, 2014)

The number of emerging economy nations with policies in place to support the expansion of renewable energy has surged more than six-fold in just eight years, from 15 developing countries in 2005 to 95 early this year. Those 95 developing nations today make up the vast majority of the 144 countries with renewable energy support policies and ...

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