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Sweden and UNEP Work Together to Help Developing Countries Phase Out of Ozone-Depleting HCFCS

The new Swedish-UNEP cooperation aims to raise the awareness of industry and Governments in developing countries about commercially-available alternatives to HCFCs and aims to convince them about the benefits of adopting such technology.


Calls For Urgent Action To Protect And Restore Peatlands to Reduce Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Peatlands are wetland ecosystems that accumulate plant material under saturated conditions to form layers of peat soil up to 20m thick – storing on average 10 times more carbon per hectare than other ecosystems. Peatlands occur in 180 countries and cover 400 million hectares or 3% of the world’s surface.


Clean Coal-Fired Power Plant Test Traps 95 Percent of Carbon

Tests of a new technology for capturing greenhouse gases from coal-fired power plants have achieved 95 percent cuts in a step towards new ways to fight climate change, a Norwegian company said on November 16, 2007.


UNEP Response to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Al Gore Jointly Winning the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize Committee has today made it clear that combating climate change is a central peace and security policy for the 21st century.


Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) and Al Gore Awarded The Nobel Peace Prize for 2007

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.


Production of Cars Using Ethanol-based Fuels Spurred by Sweden Use of Biofuels

The world’s car makers are racing each other to produce powerful new models that run on ethanol-based fuels for the booming Swedish market.


Grassroots Climate Change Initiatives Food and Trees for Africa in South Africa and Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha in Bangladesh Win Sasakawa Award

Ms. Jeunesse Park of South Africa and the Bangladeshi non-government organization (NGO) Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha are the co-winners of the UNEP Sasakawa Prize 2007, a $200,000 prize awarded yearly to individuals or institutions who have made a substantial contribution to the protection and management of the environment.


Minneapolis Wind Farm to Help Meet Minnesota's Mandate for 25 Percent of Its Electricity from Renewable Resources by 2025.

National Wind, LLC is partnering with a community in Minnesota to form and capitalize High Country Energy, LLC. When completed, it will be the largest community-owned wind energy project in Minnesota and in the country and is expected to qualify for C-BED status, meaning it is owned by Minnesota residents and that 51 percent of the profits are returned to the Minnesota community members over the life of the project.


Mail and Express Delivery Company TNT Launches Comprehensive Program To Cut CO2 Emissions: Company Calls On Employees To Extend Initiative Into Their Private Lives

On 30 August 2007, TNT’s Chief executive officer Peter Bakker launched TNT’s strategy to improve transparency on the company’s carbon footprint, to drastically reduce CO2 emiissions from the company’s operations and to stimulate its 159,000 employees to do the same in their private lives.


Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Concludes that Cost-Effective Policies and Technologies Could Greatly Reduce Global Warming

A new assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that the world community could slow and then reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) over the next several decades by exploiting cost-effective policies and current and emerging technologies.


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