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Ozone-Friendly Agricultural Products Are Goal of New Global Initiative

More than 5,000 farms and organizations joined forces with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to accelerate the phase-out of an agricultural pesticide that damages the ozone layer, the Earth’s protective shield.


Compliance Body Set Up For Kyoto Protocol On Reducing Greenhouse Gases

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) announced that a Compliance Committee for the Kyoto Protocol, the environmental treaty aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, has begun operations, with an enforcement branch dealing with countries having difficulties meeting their commitments.


UNEP and Construction Companies Launch Green Building Initiative

A new international effort to "green" the multi-billion dollar building and construction sector was launched in Paris on February 21, 2006 with some of the biggest names in the business.


Pew Center On Global Climate Change Releases Agenda for Climate Action: A Comprehensive Approach To Climate Change

The Pew Center on Global Climate Change released the first comprehensive plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.  The Agenda for Climate Action identifies both broad and specific policies, combining recommendations on economy-wide mandatory emissions cuts, technology development, scientific research, energy supply, and adaptation with critical steps that can be taken in key sectors.


Bicycles Selling Like Hotcakes in US Stores

The struggling US automobile industry may do well to take some lessons from its non-motorized brethren because bicycles are selling like hotcakes.


Global Finance Community Joins United Nations to Tackle Climate Change

Faced with growing evidence of the negative economic consequences of climate change this powerful alliance of institutional investors managing some $3.22 trillion (see below) are pressing for capital market regulators to demand more rigorous corporate disclosure of climate risks.


EIGHT STATES & NYC SUE TOP FIVE U.S. GLOBAL WARMING POLLUTERS

The states of California, Connecticut, Iowa, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin, along with the City of New York, filed suit today against the five largest global warming polluters in the United States.


Book on Global Climate Change by James Gustave Speth

Book on Global Climate Change by James Gustave Speth, Dean Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Horizon International Scientific Review Board Member
 


Montreal Protocol - Elimination of Ozone Depleting Substances in the Manufacture of Domestic Refrigerators in Mexico

The projects under this activity are based on the Montreal Protocol on the Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (1987) which initiated global co-operation for protection of the stratospheric ozone layer.


Global Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol Implementation

An appropriate legal framework is essential to accomplishment of clean energy solutions. This paper discusses legislative and regulatory measures that have contributed to successes in achieving clean energy improvements and concomitant reductions in releases of carbon dioxide contributing to global warming.


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