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  • 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 ...

  • Reducing airline emissions – can it be done?

    The aviation industry is in for an interesting year as the European Union kicked off 2008 by agreeing on a system that forces airlines flying to and from Europe into a cap and trade system for greenhouse gas emissions. The EU system proposes to cap carbon dioxide emissions for european and foreign airplanes alike, while allowing airlines to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • Transatlantic Plan to Cut Aircraft Emissions Lifts Off

    LE BOURGET, France - Over the roar of planes at the Paris Air Show here, U.S. and European Union officials today announced a joint action plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft. In the presence of aircraft industry representatives, European Commission vice president responsible for transport Jacques Barrot and Marion Blakey, administrator of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, ...

  • Dramatic emissions reductions needed from transport, says European Environment Agency

    The transport sector in the EU must apply rigorous measures to help Europe meet its greenhouse gas emission targets, says a new report published by the European Environment Agency.  With passenger volumes steadily increasing and freight transport growing at a faster pace than the economy, the movement of goods is becoming less efficient, in spite of technological progress. The study Climate for a ...

  • Bus rapid transit project to cut greenhouse gas emissions in PRC

    Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu Province in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), will receive a $150 million Asian Development Bank (ADB) loan to help set up a sustainable urban transport system that will reduce transport time and costs, and cut harmful emissions of greenhouse gases. The ADB Board of Directors approved the loan for the Lanzhou Sustainable Urban Transport Project. The centerpiece ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Aviation Industry Rejects Europe`s Climate Emissions Trading System

    MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, October 2, 2007 (ENS) - The United Nations body responsible for regulating the aviation industry, wound up its annual assembly in Montreal on Friday without requiring that airlines limit their greenhouse gas emissions by participating in the existing European emissions trading system. Instead, the International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO, created a ...

  • Envisat makes first observation of CO2 from manmade emissions

    Using data from the SCIAMACHY instrument aboard ESA's Envisat environmental satellite, scientists have for the first time detected regionally elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide – the most important greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming – originating from manmade emissions. More than 30 billion tonnes of extra carbon dioxide (CO2) is released into the atmosphere annually by ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Airline emissions - is an air war looming in the skies over Europe?

    A watchdog agency of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is proposing that the UN establish a new authority to regulate emissions from aviation. As well, the European Union wants all airlines serving Europe to buy offsetting carbon credits on the EU-ETS or face stiff penalties. The aviation industry believes it can solve the problem without regulation and vows to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EU meets most international air pollutant emissions limits, further cuts possible

    Many air pollutant emissions are below internationally agreed limits, except nitrogen oxides, according to a European Environment Agency report released today. Emissions of three air pollutants, including fine particulate matter, are only slightly above targets to be met in 2020. Nitrogen oxides (NOx) are mainly caused by traffic, although this pollutant is also emitted by industrial ...

  • Davos on the way to Kyoto

    Over 100,000 tonnes of climate-unfriendly CO2 were emitted in Davos in 2005. But Davos can reduce its CO2 emissions by 15%, thus complying with the Kyoto Protocol. A report from the Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF), the Federal Institute of Forestry, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), and the Davos city council discusses what measures can be taken to achieve this. For a ...


  • European Transport Sector must be Ambitious to Meet Targets

    Emissions of many pollutants from transport fell in 2009. But this reduction may only be a temporary effect of the economic downturn, according to the latest annual report on transport emissions from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The Transport and Environment Reporting Mechanism (TERM) explores the environmental impact of transport. For the first time, the report considers a ...

  • NEC releases annual CSR and environmental reports

    NEC Corporation has released 'NEC's Annual CSR Report 2009,' and 'NEC's Annual Environmental Report 2009.' The reports provide detail on activities carried out in pursuit of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and environmental goals during the 2009 fiscal year ended March 31, as part of NEC's aim to realize an 'information society friendly to humans and the Earth.' Annual reports' overview 1. ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • City of Rio to launch low carbon city development program

    The City of Rio de Janeiro and the World Bank launched today during the Rio+20 Summit a ground-breaking, city-level program to put into action the city's goals for low-carbon development. Certified according to ISO standards, the Rio de Janeiro Low Carbon City Development Program will help Rio de Janeiro monitor and account for low carbon investments and climate change mitigation actions across ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Intelligent solutions for air quality

    International Trade Fair for Waste Management and Environmental Technology presents technologies and processes for the challenges of national and international air pollution control Acid rain, the death of forests and fishes, a hole in the ozone layer in the stratosphere above the North and South Poles, and an increased risk of skin cancer, mutations, global warming and climate ...


    By Koelnmesse GmbH

  • France gets new environment `super-minister`

    Former prime minister Alain Juppé has been named environment minister in France's new centre-right government under president Nicolas Sarkozy. He will head a powerful new super-ministry that also encompasses the energy and transport sectors and will be responsible for sustainable development. The 61-year-old has also been given the honorific title of ministre d'Etat, making him the second most ...

  • Questions and Answers on the European Commission`s proposal for effort sharing

    1. What is the Commission proposing? On 10 January 2007 the Commission adopted an energy and climate change package, calling on the Council and European Parliament to approve: an independent EU commitment to achieve a reduction of at least 20% in the emission of greenhouse gases by 2020 compared to 1990 levels and the objective of a 30% reduction by 2020, subject to the conclusion ...

  • Questions and answers on the EU Clean Air Policy Package

    1. Why is air pollution a problem? Poor air quality is a major health risk, causing lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Children, the elderly and citizens suffering from asthma and respiratory conditions are most affected. As well as negative effects on health, air pollution has considerable economic impacts, cutting short lives, increasing medical costs, and reducing ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Questions and answers on the EU Clean Air Policy Package

    1. Why is air pollution a problem? Poor air quality is a major health risk, causing lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Children, the elderly and citizens suffering from asthma and respiratory conditions are most affected. As well as negative effects on health, air pollution has considerable economic impacts, cutting short lives, increasing medical costs, and reducing ...

  • Atmosphere northern hemisphere has lower self-cleaning capacity than previously thought

    Pollution is being removed more slowly from the atmosphere in the northern hemisphere than previously assumed. An international research team that includes researchers from Wageningen University established that the atmospheric cleaning agent hydroxyl (OH) is found in the same concentrations in the southern and the northern hemisphere. Until now, scientists had assumed that there would be more OH ...

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