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Govt seeks UN funds to reduce carbon footprint

By : sustainabilityo..., May 12, 2011

To lock climate changing carbon dioxide in the growing forests, the government has asked the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change to provide a substantial part of the Rs 90 billion needed every year for 10 years.
    The government has made this recommendation to...

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Subject Tags: United Nations

Trade shift masks global rise in emissions

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 26, 2011

The shift in manufacturing to emerging nations is helping rich countries' to stabilise their greenhouse emissions but is masking an overall global rise in emissions, according to a new study.

A team from Norway, Germany and the US, report their findings this week in...

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Cities account for 70 per cent of emissions,says UN-HABITAT report

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 23, 2011

The Global Report on Human Settlement 2011 by UN-HABITAT says the world's cities, which account for just two per cent of the land area, are responsible for the emission of up to 70 per cent of the harmful greenhouse gases.

“Urban centres have become the real...

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Ecological farming methods can boost food production in developing countries, U.N. report says

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 10, 2011

If developing nations shift to using ecological agriculture methods, which rely more on organic and sustainable practices rather than the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, they "can double food production within a decade," according to a study by Olivier De Schutter...

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Subject Tags: food , United Nations

54 CEOs Help Launch UN Program to Ramp Up Sustainability

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 3, 2011

Chief executives from 54 companies around the world have joined forces with the United Nations to launch a new program aimed at raising the bar for corporate environmental, social and governance performance.

Members of the new platform, called Global Compact LEAD, will...

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Subject Tags: Business , United Nations

India ranks second in world for natural disasters

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 24, 2011

India ranks second in the world for natural disasters after China, a top UN official has said underlining that unplanned urbanisation and failure to address the issue of climate change pose a grave threat worldwide.

The two rapidly growing countries in the world -...

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Barclays Capital cuts U.N. carbon price forecast for first-half

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 11, 2011

Barclays Capital analysts reduced their price forecast for U.N.-backed carbon offsets for the first half of 2011 to 13 euros a tonne from 14.5 euros due to a recent surge in issuance, the bank said on Monday.

Under the U.N.'s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM),...

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Cancun Delegates Debate Climate Fund: Who Pays?

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 9, 2010

With just two days left, delegates to the annual U.N. climate conference haggled and cajoled into the night in search of compromise on a raft of issues, including whether industrial nations should generate $100 billion a year, or up to $600 billion, to help poorer countries...

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UN Climate Envoys Consider 2-Year Deadline for Curbing Carbon

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 6, 2010

Diplomats at United Nations climate talks this week will consider a two-year deadline for industrial nations to sign up for further cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions after Kyoto Protocol limits expire in December 2012.

Brazil, named by the UN to help broker an agreement...

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U.N. climate talks struggle to overhaul carbon trade

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 2, 2010

Countries differed sharply on Wednesday on the future of a $20 billion carbon market after 2012, casting doubt on any overhaul of the scheme at U.N. climate talks in Cancun.

The Kyoto Protocol allows rich countries to meet greenhouse gas emissions limits by paying for...

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