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The Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism takes off: first CDM project registered.

 

On the day when the crucial ratification for the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol on 16 February 2005 has arrived, the first project of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has been registered. The project will reduce emissions of methane from a landfill in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 


Cleaner production and reduction of ozone depleting substances in industry

Replacement of the TCA solvent degreasing system both reduced the cost of cleaning the parts and reduced the use of volatile chemicals which are harmful to the environment.


Downtown redevelopment: The Denver Dry Building

Central Business District’s (CBC) revitalization using mix-use, mixed-income redevelopment of historical buildings.


The Songtaaba Women’s Group

In the Sahelian countries, the semi-arid regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, severe deforestation and desertification are taking a great toll in loss of natural resources, livelihoods and health, and there are few socially acceptable activities where women can earn their own money.


Development of Alternatives to Animal Use for Safety Testing and Hazard Assessment

Development of testing methodologies which are both more predictive of human response to a broad range of chemicals and finished products and less costly in animal lives and suffering.


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