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  • Protocol for community-scale GHG emissions launched

    A protocol to measure greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the community level has been released in an effort to establish a single standard for measuring emissions from cities. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership group and ICLEI, an organization promoting local government sustainability, launched the 'community protocol' on Monday, which they say will make it easier to generate standardized ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • At Montreal Protocol Meetings in Vienna: Countries to Continue Efforts to Control Greenhouse Gases Emissions under the Montreal Protocol

    Who: High-level participants from the 197 Parties to the Montreal Protocol What: Meetings under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer The 197 parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer will meet in Vienna, Austria, from 15 to 23 July 2016 to continue working to an amendment to the ...

  • Car emissions: MEPs push for “real-life” test protocol

    The environment committee on Wednesday adopted an update of EU car emission rules, setting limits on certain pollutants including NOx. They call for a new, real-life, emissions test procedure to be enforced by 2017. They also want fuel consumption meter and gear-change indicators fitted to all new cars by 2019. “Public health depends on good air quality, especially in cities where ...


    By European Parliament

  • Kyoto Protocol Parties move closer to trading emission allowances

    (Vienna, 30 August 2007)  The secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) today released first results indicating that countries will meet criteria to begin trading in Kyoto emission allowances for 2008, the first year of the Treaty’s first commitment period. International teams coordinated by the secretariat have finished reviews of reports submitted by ...

  • Canada Backs Away From Kyoto Protocol Commitment

    OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, November 22, 2006 (ENS) - Canada cannot meet its greenhouse gas reduction commitments under the Kyoto Protocol, so Environment Canada is proceeding with a rapid roll out of new regulations that will postpone action on regulating these emissions until at least 2010. Yet Canada has ratified the Protocol to the UN Climate Convention and is legally bound to cut emissions ...

  • New Jersey Meadowlands Mayors Support Kyoto Protocol

    LYNDHURST, New Jersey, (ENS) - The 14 mayors of the Hackensack Meadowlands Municipal Committee have voted to support the Kyoto Protocol, an international treaty that sets greenhouse gas reduction targets for 35 industrialized nations, but not the United States. President George W. Bush has declined to send the protocol to the Senate for ratification, saying that limiting greenhouse ...

  • ARB adopts new protocols for climate change program

    The Air Resources Board today adopted three separate greenhouse gas emission accounting protocols to quantify emissions from local government operations, and urban forest and manure digester projects. 'Today's board adoption marks yet another important step forward in California's goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2020,' said ARB acting chairman Barbara Riordan. 'These protocols ...

  • International partners release pilot global protocol for community-scale greenhouse gas emissions

    C40, ICLEI, WRI and partners achieve a significant milestone towards establishing a single standard for measuring emissions for cities C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, together with international partners, are launching ...

  • Montreal Protocol celebrates its 20th anniversary

    From 16 to 21 September representatives from the 191 countries party to the Montreal Protocol will celebrate 20 years of success in protecting the ozone layer. Taking place in Montreal the celebrations will mark the important achievements made by the Protocol such as the phasing out of about 95% of the ozone-depleting substances under the agreement. The European Union and its Member States ...


  • UK emissions of air pollutants - 2007 results

    Defra has published 2007 results from the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI) for UK emissions of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs) and ammonia. HEADLINE RESULTS * Emissions of each of the four pollutants have fallen between 2006 and 2007, with decreases of 2 per cent for NMVOCs, 3 per cent for ammonia, 7 per cent for nitrogen oxides, ...


  • EU Emissions Trading Scheme to Include Air Transport

    BRUSSELS, Belgium (ENS) - The European Commission today proposed legislation to bring greenhouse gas emissions from civil aviation into the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. The proposed directive will cover emissions from flights within the EU from 2011 and all flights to and from EU airports from 2012. Both EU and foreign aircraft operators would be covered. Like the industrial companies already ...

  • Linde North America Passes EPA Protocol Gases Audit

    Linde is among a select group of companies that passed a rigorous audit by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for producing and supplying gases used to calibrate instruments for emissions testing. Linde North America is a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company. Linde produces EPA Protocol gases at its plant in Alpha, New Jersey, ...


    By Linde Group

  • Canada sued for ignoring its own Kyoto protocol law

    Canada has became the first country ever to be brought to court for failing to comply with its legal commitments to combat global warming. Friends of the Earth Canada is suing the Conservative government led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper for following a strategy to reduce greenhouse gases that fails to meet Canada's obligations under the Kyoto Protocol. The lawsuit is the first in the world to ...

  • Montreal Protocol Parties Discuss Issues Related to the Protection of the Ozone Layer

    The 197 Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer discussed various issues regarding the protection of the earth's fragile ozone layer, during the 34th Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group of the Parties, conducted from 14 to 18 July in Paris, France. The Parties considered the appropriate funding requirement for the replenishment of the Multilateral Fund for ...

  • Greater efforts to reduce ammonia emissions needed to meet air pollution targets

    Levels of particulate matter (PM) in the atmosphere are linked to ammonia emissions. However, reducing ammonia emissions only as far as targets set out by the Gothenburg Protocol will not necessarily ensure compliance with EU PM limits, according to a new study. Greater reductions in ammonia emissions would reduce the number of days when PM limit values are exceeded, the researchers found. In ...

  • Eleven Member States exceed air emissions limits under LRTAP Convention

    Emissions of most air pollutants have fallen over the last two decades in Europe. But many Member States have exceeded internationally-agreed pollutant limits set to protect human health and the environment, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). Road transport, households, power plants, agricultural activities and certain industry sectors continue to emit ...

  • Air pollution from agriculture: EU exceeds international emission limit in 2014

    Ammonia emissions in Europe have fallen since 1990, but by not as much as emissions of other air pollutants tracked under an internationally agreed United Nations convention. According to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA), ammonia emissions increased in 2014, meaning several EU Member States as well as the EU now exceed their respective ammonia emission limits under the ...

  • Defra release UK emissions of air pollutants – 2009 results

    This National Statistics release covers 2009 results from the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI) for UK emissions of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs) and ammonia. These four pollutants are primarily responsible for acidification and eutrophication which can be damaging to ecosystems, and the formation of ground-level ozone which can be ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Air pollutant emission limits exceeded in twelve EU Member States

    Twelve Member States exceeded one or more of the emission limits set by the EU National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive, according to recent official data for 2010 reported to the European Environment Agency (EEA). In some instances the limits were exceeded by significant amounts. For the first time, preliminary data recently reported to the EEA by Member States allow a comparison ...

  • Many European countries` air pollutant emissions above legal limits

    Air pollutant emissions in the EU continue to exceed legal limits, according to a report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) published today. Preliminary data for 2013 shows that ten EU Member States exceeded one or more of their emission ceilings for key pollutants. Under the National Emission ...

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