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UN to Help Give World’s Poor Fairer Share of Carbon Credits

By : Sustainability ..., May 15, 2012

Efforts by the United Nations to ease rules for carbon-cutting projects may encourage investments in small-scale projects in solar water heaters and efficient cookstoves in Africa and Asia.

The UN Clean Development Mechanism’s Executive Board, regulator of the world’s...

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UN cap-and-trade system: Good for China and India, but who else?

By : Sustainability ..., May 15, 2012

The United Nations-administered cap and trade system to reduce planetary greenhouse gases through investment in “green” projects in developing countries has directed most of its billions of dollars in investments to China and India, two of the world’s most notorious polluters...

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U.N. Fails to Finalise Rio+20 Plan on Sustainable Future

By : Sustainability ..., May 7, 2012

After two weeks of closed door negotiations, a U.N. preparatory committee (PrepCom) has failed to reach consensus on a global plan of action, titled "The Future We Want," to be adopted by a summit meeting of world leaders mid-June in Brazil.The negotiators, comprising...

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UN Peacekeepers open new fronts in war on carbon

By : Anonymous, May 4, 2012

Using alternative energy, natural building materials, and water efficient technology has helped the UN tackle emissions from its sizeable peacekeeping operation, according to a major new report.

Almost 122,000 people are involved in 16 operations in war-torn countries...

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Subject Tags: United Nations , War

South Korean Parliament Approves Carbon Trading System

By : Anonymous, May 3, 2012

South Korea approved a cap-and-trade system to cut carbon emissions as President Lee Myung Bak seeks support from factories and power plants in the fastest-growing producer of greenhouse gases among industrialized democracies.

The National Assembly passed a bill to...

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Carbon cutting projects to qualify for UN-backed interest-free loans

By : Anonymous, Apr 23, 2012


Interest-free loans are to be made available for carbon-cutting projects in some of the world's least developed countries under a pioneering new UN scheme.

The loans will be made available to support the design, validation and registration of projects under...

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Subject Tags: United Nations

Eco forestry rewards scheme 'hits problems'

By : Anonymous, Apr 19, 2012

Developing countries are struggling to make a new eco forestry rewards scheme work, says a new report. Of 99 countries that signed up to Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) at the UN climate change meeting, 89 have 'very large or medium...

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Six nations volunteer to host Green Climate Fund: UN

By : Anonymous, Apr 18, 2012

Germany, Mexico, Namibia, Poland, South Korea and Switzerland have volunteered to host the Green Climate Fund that will help poor countries fight global warming, the UN climate forum said on Monday.

The fund was launched at a UN climate conference in Durban last...

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Rio+20 suffers leadership void weeks ahead of summit

By : Anonymous, Apr 2, 2012

When a landmark UN conference on sustainable development kicks off in Brazil in mid-June, more than 120 world leaders are expected to participate in the much-ballyhooed talkfest on the future of the global environment.

“But yet we haven’t had a single leader who has...

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Open Spaces for Urban Sustainability

By : Dhanapal G. and..., Mar 13, 2012

As urbanization leads to rapid decline in open spaces across our cities, a rethink leading to enhancement of urban biodiversity and maintenance of essential ecosystem services is a must to ensure a sustainable future for all.

Urbanization is ever increasing - urban...

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