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  • The Clean Development Mechanism

    The CDM engages the signatory countries of the Kyoto Protocol to offset their own GHG emissions by investing in low GHG emitting projects in developing countries. This report outlines the WBCSD’s work on the CDM, highlighting a solar panel project in Brazil.The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) offers hope for tackling seemingly intractable ...

  • India Water Markets: Opportunities for wastewater treatment in a tougher regulatory climate

    The new NDA government in India is set to put a stop to water pollution. From the clean-up of River Ganga and new regulations for wastewater discharge to tougher action on industrial polluters, there will be significant investment in the Indian municipal and industrial water markets.Advanced technologies, plant upgrades and new wastewater ...

  • American Manganese`s Clean Extraction Process

    Mining developer American Manganese is preparing to produce electrolytic manganese metal with dramatically less power and water. Possible? What are the company's chances of success? Might it indeed impact the market for manganese—critical for steel, lithium ion batteries and other cleantech ...

  • Improving the Clean Development mechanism: Options and Challenges Post-2012

    With a substantial project pipeline and more than 500 million Certified Emission Reductions issued to date, the Clean Development Mechanism has rapidly become a central pillar of the international carbon market. Nevertheless, growing criticism has been directed against a number of perceived shortcomings, from disappointing environmental and ...

  • Principles of Membrane Bioreactors for Wastewater Treatment

    Principles of Membrane Bioreactors for Wastewater Treatmentᅠdescribes the state-of-the-art of MBR technology, principles of MBR and design and operation of plants. Membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology is a wastewater treatment method combining biological pollutant treatment with physical membrane separation. It has gained increasing commercial ...

  • Renewable Energy Applications for Freshwater Production

    Worldwide, many regions have a great potential to cover part of their pressing water needs by renewable energy powered water treatment processes using either thermal or membrane based technologies. Not only arid and semiarid regions are increasingly exposed to water shortage but also many other regions face a limitation of freshwater resources ...

  • Six Thousand Feet Under: Burying The Carbon Problem

    The UK is missing the opportunity to be a world leader in tackling climate change due to Government inaction.This report argues that Carbon Capture and Storage is essential to meet UK CO2 targets and deliver clean electricity and that the UK is ideally placed to spearhead a new movement to cutting carbon emissions internationally. This however is ...

  • Fresh Air: Innovative State and Local Programs for Improving Air Quality Report

    This report discusses state and local air initiatives based on the 1990 Amendment to the Clean Air Act to improve air quality. These include new market incentives, permit requirements, enforcement tools, and greater citizen involvement. Information is taken from 21 case studies, with a focus on determining how and why particular state and local ...

  • Treatise on Water Science

    Treatise on Water Science, Four-Volume Set Available online and in print for a limited time Water quality and management are of great significance globally, as the demand for clean, potable water far exceeds the availability. Water science research brings together the natural and applied sciences, engineering, chemistry, law and policy, and ...

  • Flexible Mechanisms for an Efficient Climate Policy

    In the Kyoto Protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, industrialized countries agreed on binding absolute targets for greenhouse gas emissions and on the admission of flexible market-economy instruments - such as emissions trading, joint implementation and the clean development mechanism - used for reaching the targets. The ...

  • Small and Medium Sized Companies in Europe

    The environmental performance of SMEs (Small and Medium Sized Enterprises) is an area of major policy concern. Environmental Performance in Small and Medium Sized Companies reports on factors influencing the environmental performance of SMEs across four European countries: the UK, Ireland, Germany and Italy. While there are a range of factors that ...

  • Meeting Development Goals in Small Urban Centres Water and Sanitation in the World's Cities 2006

    This is the second UN-HABITAT global report on Water and Sanitation in the World´s Cities. This publication looks at small urban centres which tend to be overlooked, however they are the first tier markets and service providers for rural enterprise and development. Attaining the MDGs overall will depend to a large extent on how we can strengthen ...

  • International Handbook on the Economics of Energy

    As an essential component for economic growth, energy has a significant impact on the global economy. The need to meet growing energy demand has prompted cutting-edge innovation in clean technology in an attempt to realise environmental and cost objectives, whilst ensuring the security of energy supply. This Handbook offers a comprehensive review ...

  • Pharmaceuticals in the Environment

    About 4000 medical compounds are being used in the drugs applied today. It is estimated that worldwide consumption of active compounds amounts to some 100 000 tons or more per year. Consequently, there is a need to highlight the most important questions and issues related to presence of pharmaceuticals in the environment. Pharmaceuticals in the ...

  • Flavours and fragrances of plant origin - vol 1 (En )

    Series: Non-Wood Forest Products Flavours and fragrances are an important group of non-wood forest products. This publication contains information about sources, uses, manufacturing processes, markets, research needs and development potential of nine selected flavours and fragrances of plant origin. The selected flavours and fragrances represent ...

  • The Earth Policy Reader

    If we have learned anything over the past year, it is that accounting systems that do not tell the truth can be costly. Faulty accounting systems have driven some of the world's largest corporations into bankruptcy, costing millions of people their lifetime savings, retirement income, and jobs.In The Earth Policy Reader, coauthored with Janet ...

  • Plan B: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble

    We are creating a bubble economy an economy whose output is artificially inflated by drawing down the earth's natural capital.Each year the bubble grows larger as our demands on the earth expand. The challenge for our generation is to deflate the global economic bubble before it bursts.Throughout most of human history, we lived on the earth's ...

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