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  • Fluorinated greenhouse gases

    The Permanent Representatives Committee1 has approved a compromise agreed with the European Parliament on a draft regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases). It thereby endorsed the agreement reached between the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and representatives of the European Parliament on 16 December. The agreed regulation will allow to reduce F-gas ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Wastewater treatment recycles greenhouse gases

    A laboratory model for dewatering waste-activated sludge (WAS) in two stages - flotation (using recycled greenhouse gases) followed by filtration (using a simple compression cell for dewatering WAS) - has been successfully introduced. Development of full-scale wastewater treatment which also reduces greenhouse gases could follow. Published in the Journal of Water and Climate Change, experiments ...

  • Big potential of cutting greenhouse gases from waste

    There is a big potential to cut greenhouse gases (GHGs) from municipal solid waste management, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report, 'Waste opportunities – Past and future climate benefits from better municipal waste management in Europe', covers the EU-27 (excluding Cyprus), Norway and Switzerland. It estimates that these countries could make GHG ...

  • Arizona Starts to Cut Greenhouse Gases From Vehicles

    In the 10 years from 1990 to 2005, greenhouse gas emissions in Arizona grew by 56 percent, the fastest rate of growth of any state in the country. In an attempt to limit this growth, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has begun its formal rulemaking process to adopt a clean car program with new standards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from passenger vehicles, ADEQ Director Steve ...

  • Leading Corporations Cutting Greenhouse Gases says EPA

    EPA is today commending more than 150 businesses for working to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and advance the nation's climate change strategy at the agency's Climate Leaders conference in Boulder, Colo. Currently the largest corporate greenhouse gas goal-setting program in the United States, Climate Leaders has partners located in all 50 states representing ten percent of U.S. ...

  • EPA: greenhouse gases threaten public health and the environment

    After a thorough examination of the scientific evidence and careful consideration of public comments, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that greenhouse gases (GHGs) threaten the public health and welfare of the American people. EPA also finds that GHG emissions from on-road vehicles contribute to that threat. GHGs are the primary driver of climate change, which can ...

  • EPA - greenhouse gases do threaten public health

    After a thorough examination of the scientific evidence and careful consideration of public comments, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that greenhouse gases (GHGs) threaten the public health and welfare of the American people. EPA also finds that GHG emissions from on-road vehicles contribute to that threat. GHGs are the primary driver of climate change, which can ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Putting a value on short-lived greenhouse gases

    Some greenhouse gases (GHGs), like methane, remain active in the atmosphere for a relatively short period of time compared to CO2. Scientists, economists and policy makers disagree on whether it would pay to increase efforts to reduce emissions of these short-lived GHGs. New research highlights how uncertainty about the impacts of GHGs on the climate determines the cost-effectiveness of abatement ...

  • Council adopts regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases

    The Council today adopted1 a regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) (PECOS 1/14, PE-CO#6;S 1/14 COR 1, 7929/14 ADD 1). The new regulation will allow to reduce F-gas emissions in the EU by two-thirds of today's levels by 2030. The use of F-gases in some new equipment, such as refrigerators and air conditioners, will be banned where viable and more climate-friendly alternatives are ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Can biochar help suppress greenhouse gases?

    Nitrous oxide is a potent greenhouse gas and a precursor to compounds that contribute to the destruction of the ozone. Intensively managed, grazed pastures are responsible for an increase in nitrous oxide emissions from grazing animals’ excrement. Biochar is potentially a mitigation option for reducing the world’s elevated carbon dioxide emissions, since the embodied carbon can be ...

  • Use a “Carbon Law” to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050

    To bridge the gap between science-based targets focused on cutting greenhouse gases, and national commitments to such efforts, international experts propose in the highly renowned journal ‘Science’ a decadal roadmap strategy for achieving net-zero emissions by mid-century. They base this on a simple “carbon law” of halving anthropogenic carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions each ...

  • Production and imports of fluorinated greenhouse gases fall in the EU

    Production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) decreased by 5% within the EU in 2011, compared with 2010, when measured in absolute, metric tonnes, according to a recent report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). Imports and sales of these powerful greenhouse gases (GHGs) also fell, by 6% and 12% respectively, ...

  • North American countries target “super” greenhouse gases

    If accepted by the other Montreal Protocol Parties, the proposal would deliver climate mitigation equivalent to preventing over 100 billion tonnes of CO2 ...

  • Bush Orders First Federal Regulation of Greenhouse Gases

    WASHINGTON, DC - After resisting the regulation of greenhouse gases since he took office in 2001, President George W. Bush today signed an Executive Order directing four federal agencies to develop regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions from new mobile sources. Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide emitted by the combustion of fossil fuels, contribute to global climate ...

  • Cities move to support new restrictions on greenhouse gases

    The nation's largest cities are stepping up in defense of President Barack Obama's plan to slow climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions - in many cases taking the opposite legal position from their state governments. The U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National League of Cities on Tuesday filed motions in support of the Clean Power Plan with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Turning landfills into community assets and cutting greenhouse gases

    EPA today recognized the accomplishments of numerous landfill methane partners that are generating renewable energy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. At the 11th Annual Landfill Methane Outreach Program Conference & Project Expo in Washington, D.C., EPA gave recognition awards to government and private organizations that are helping the agency deliver energy and environmental benefits ...

  • Taking Control of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Three-quarters of the world’s annual emissions of greenhouse gases are now limited by national targets, according to a new study published today by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at London School of Economics and Political Science. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Greenhouse gas emissions gap widening

    Action on climate change needs to be scaled-up and accelerated without delay if the world is to have a running chance of keeping a global average temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius this century. The Emissions Gap Report, coordinated by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Climate Foundation, and released days before the convening of the Climate Change Conference of the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EU greenhouse gases in 2011: more countries on track to meet Kyoto targets, emissions fall 2.5 %

    Emissions of greenhouse gases in the European Union (EU) fell on average by 2.5 % from 2010 to 2011, although several countries increased emissions. Almost all European countries are individually on track towards their commitments under the Kyoto Protocol compared to last year, according to two reports published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report ‘ ...

  • 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 ...

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