Today, one day after negotiation started in Cancun, the European Environment Agency (EEA) launched its flagship assessment, The European Environment - State and Outlook 2010 (SOER 2010), in the European Parliament in Brussels. Unsurprisingly, it has a wealth of information related to how Europe is being impacted by, and is adapting to and managing, climate change. It follows on the heels of a report launched by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) that finds that nations still have the chance to deliver almost 60 per cent of the emission reductions needed to keep global temperatures under a 2 degree celsius rise. However, only if the pledges made in Copenhagen are fully met. The window for cost-effective action is narrowing with every year of delay. Cancun represents the next opportunity to close the gaps and keep that window open as the world works towards a new international treaty.
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ENER-G is highly commended for innovation in CHP emissions reduction
ENER-G`s UK research, development, engineering and manufacturing teams have designed and developed a new range of `ultra-low` NOx Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems. The technology is achieving emissions levels five times lower than the most widely accepted limit and half of the most stringent limit set by BREEAM and the Greater London Authority (GLA). The in-house team has dramatically reduced NOx emissions across its 50kWe to 230kWe fleet to less than 50mg/Nm3 @ 5% O2. Remarkably, this exceptionally...
Asia`s First Zero-Waste, Zero-Emission Business Forum in Singapore
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Initiatives, Singapore will welcome over 600 business & sustainability leaders, senior government officials, UN agencies and NGOs from across the globe for the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development (RBF) in Singapore on 22-24 November 2016.Large-scale conferences tend to be highly resource-intensive with major sources of greenhouse gas emissions, pollution and waste for the host city. Taking the environmental impact into consideration,...
UNEP Report Calls For Stronger Policies To Limit Climate Change
On November 3, 2016, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released the seventh UNEP Environment Emissions Gap Report, presenting a scientific assessment of global progress towards emissions reductions created by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The report found that if all Paris Agreement pledges to reduce emissions global temperature are achieved, global temperatures will still rise to more than 2°C over preindustrial levels. UNEP chief Erik Solheim stated that...
Energy Department Announces New Projects Between U.S. and China to Cut Emissions
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced nine new energy performance contracting pilot projects that bring together U.S. and Chinese companies to boost the energy efficiency of buildings in China and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A combination of clean energy retrofits and upgrades will save the selected facilities on energy costs over the lifetime of the contracts by making them more energy efficient. The savings on utility bills created through the facility upgrades will be used to pay for the projects...
Aviation industry plans to curb emissions
The aviation industry has taken the first step towards limiting the ever-growing carbon dioxide emissions from aircraft in an attempt to reduce airline contributions to global warming. Delegates at the39th congress of the International Civil Aviation Organisation(ICAO) in Montreal, Canada, have finalised what they called “an historic agreement”, which begins in 2020 to offset carbon emissions from aircraft and create a sustainable future for international air travel. Until now, shipping and air...