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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.


Efficient transportation for successful urban planning in Curitiba, Brazil

With the creation and guidance of planning agencies like The Research and Urban Planning Institute of Curitiba (IPPUC), a mass transportation system developed that today covers eight neighboring cities, and transports 1.9 million passengers daily with an 89% approval rate.


Research, Development and Commercialization of the Kenya Ceramic Jiko and other Improved Biomass Stoves in Africa

There has been a combination of local input and international agency involvement, along with many others, who participated in developing The Kenya Ceramic Jiko (KCJ).

The stove is a portable improved charcoal burning stove consisting of an hour-glass shaped metal cladding with an interior ceramic liner that is perforated to permit the ash to fall to the collection box at the base. A thin layer of vermiculite or cement is placed between the cladding and the liner. A single pot is placed on the rests at the top of the stove.


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