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UN-REDD Programme Applauds the COP16 Agreement on REDD+ Reached in Cancun

New UNFCCC decision on REDD+, part of a comprehensive set of decisions to move forward on addressing climate change, represents a positive step forward in conserving and sustainably managing the world's forests to combat climate change.


New Country Maps Pinpoint Places Where Investments in Carbon Can Contribute to Community Livelihoods and Wider Conservation Goals

Mapping where a country’s carbon stocks overlap with areas that are rich in wildlife and important for local peoples’ livelihoods is underway in Asia, Africa and Latin America.


Go Green - It Works : CWG 2010 Low Carbon Campaign

Communication material being developed under a Global Environment Fund (GEF) project on “Low Carbon Campaign for Commonwealth Games 2010” includes "Young Indian sporting icons" shown in real life situations promoting green behavior.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Helps Launch Global Methane Initiative to Cut Greenhouse Gases

Today, thirty-eight governments, the European Commission, the Asian Development Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank launched the Global Methane Initiative to urge stronger international action to fight climate change while developing clean energy and stronger economies.


US EPA and DOT Announce Next Steps toward Tighter Tailpipe and Fuel Economy Standards for Passenger Cars and Trucks

In keeping with President Obama’s vision to reduce greenhouse gases and increase fuel efficiency, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced they will begin the process of developing tougher greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards for passenger cars and trucks built in model years 2017 through 2025.


Life-Saving International Project for Clean Cookstoves Announced

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced on September 21, 2010 the formation of the Clean Cooking Alliance, a more than $60 million dollar public-private partnership to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women and combat climate change by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.


CSIRO Scientists Say Ocean Waves Offer a "Massive Resource" to Meet Australia's Power Needs

Waves crashing on to Australia's southern shores each year contain enough energy to power the country three times over, scientists said on Tuesday, August 20, 2010, in a study that underscores the scale of Australia's green energy.


Tiny Marine Microbes Exert Influence on Global Climate

New research indicates that the interactions of microscopic organisms around a particular organic material may alter the chemical properties of the ocean--influencing global climate by affecting cloud formation in the atmosphere.


"Global Climate Change and Environment" Summit to be held in Trujillo, Peru.

The city of Trujillo, Department of La Libertad, Peru State, has been appointed to host the International Summit II "Global Climate Change and Environment"


One Third Of Countries Show Promising Gains In Low-Carbon Economic Growth

The 2010 Climate Competitiveness Index, the most comprehensive study to date of national progress to create green jobs and economic growth through low-carbon products and services, shows that in spite of uncertainty surrounding international climate negotiations, countries have forged ahead with low-carbon growth strategies in the first quarter of 2010.


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