Atmosphere

CEC Updates Online Database on Pollutant Releases and Transfers [viewed]

15 March 2012: The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) has launched an updated version of "Taking Stock Online," its online resource on pollution data reported by industrial facilities in Canada, Mexico and the US. The updated database enables the tracking of the release and transfer of over 500 pollutants by nearly 100 industrial sectors across industries and national boundaries. 

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Event: 24th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol [viewed]

The 24th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (MOP 24) is scheduled to take place in Geneva, Switzerland.  

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Event: Sixth Aviation and Environment Summit [viewed]

The sixth Aviation and Environment Summit will bring together around 350 industry and stakeholder representatives, in Geneva, Switzerland, to explore ways in which aviation can continue to provide jobs, power economic growth and serve the flying public while minimizing the industry's environmental footprint. The March 2012 Summit will build on the 2008 Summit, which provided a forum for the signing of a declaration on climate action by leaders from across the aviation industry.  

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Climate and Clean Air Coalition Initiative Launched [viewed]

16 February 2012: The US, Bangladesh, Canada, Ghana, Mexico and Sweden, with the support of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), have launched the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants, which aims to reduce short-lived climate pollutants, carbon, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and methane.

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Quito Declaration Addresses Climate Issues [viewed]

6 February 2012: During the 18th Session of the Forum of Environment Ministers (FME18) of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries, in Quito, Ecuador, climate issues featured frequently in the FME's 31 January-1 February 2012 Preparatory Meeting of High-Level Experts and 2-3 February Ministerial Segment.

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IEA Releases Guide to Policy Makers on Carbon Capture and Storage [viewed]

IEAJanuary 2012: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a report titled "A Policy Strategy for Carbon Capture and Storage," which serves as a guide to policy makers to support the development of national and international policy on carbon capture and storage (CCS), both conventional fossil fuel CCS and bioenergy with CCS (BECCS).  

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Event: Montreal Protocol Chemicals Technical Options Committee (CTOC) [viewed]

This annual meeting of the CTOC will consider the use of chemicals under the Montreal Protocol and make recommendations to the Meeting of the Parties.  

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Event: Annual Meeting of the Montreal Protocol Halons Technical Options Committee [viewed]

This annual meeting of the Halons Technical Options Committee (HTOC) will address the use of halons under the Montreal Protocol and make recommendations to the Meeting of the Parties (MOP).  

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Event: Annual Meeting of the Montreal Protocol Medical Technical Options Committee [viewed]

This annual meeting of the Medical Technical Options Committee (MTOC) will consider issues related to the use of metered-dose inhalers under the Montreal Protocol and make recommendations to the Meeting of the Parties (MOP).  

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Event: Montreal Protocol Technology and Economic Assessment Panel and Task Force on Decision XXIII/10 [viewed]

This meeting of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) and the Task Force on Decision XXIII/10 (Updating the nomination and operational processes of the TEAP) will consider technical information related to the alternative technologies employed and to the work of the various technical options committees (TOCs).  

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