Tagged: Kyoto Protocol

UN gives green light for gas flaring reduction project

A collaboration project between Pemex and Statoil for reducing gas flaring at the Tres Hermanos oil field in Mexico has now been registered under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in United Nations (UN). This...

Ban sees first-hand view of climate change’s impact

2 September 2009 – Standing on rapidly melting polar ice, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to the world for urgent measures to be taken to combat climate change to protect the planet for future...

Norway’s greenhouse gases down 2.2 percent in 2008

  OSLO (Reuters) – Norway’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by 2.2 percent in 2008, led by a decline in manufacturing industry, but were still far above goals under the U.N.’s Kyoto Protocol, Statistics Norway...

Hydro executive to chair UN building initiative

  Hydro’s Birgitte Holter has been selected to chair the United Nations Environment Program’s Sustainable Buildings and Climate change Initiative. “We want to put buildings high on the post-Kyoto negotiations agenda,” she says. “It...

CO2 hits new peaks, no sign global crisis causing dip

OSLO (Reuters) – Atmospheric levels of the main greenhouse gas are hitting new highs, with no sign yet that the world economic downturn is curbing industrial emissions, a leading scientist said on Thursday. “The...