Chemicals & Wastes

CDM Methodologies Panel Calls for Public Inputs on Draft Methodologies [viewed]

UNFCCC14 October 2011: The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Methodologies Panel (Meth Panel) has launched calls for public inputs on two draft revised methodologies: Consolidated baseline and monitoring methodology for landfill gas project activities; and Baseline methodology for bus rapid transit projects.

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POPs Review Committee Adopts 12 Decisions, Sets Up Working Groups for Emerging Issues [viewed]

14 October 2011: The seventh meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC 7) of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) addressed a number of emerging concerns, in addition to reviewing substances nominated for listing in the Stockholm Convention's annexes, and established intersessional working groups to address the emerging issues that go beyond the Committee's usual scope.

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Event: GEF 42nd Council Meeting [viewed]

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council is the main governing body of the GEF. It functions as an independent board of directors, with primary responsibility for developing, adopting, and evaluating GEF programmes. Council members representing 32 constituencies (16 from developing countries, 14 from developed countries, and two from countries with transitional economies) meet for three days, twice each year.  

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Event: GEF 41st Council Meeting [viewed]

The GEF Council is the main governing body of the GEF. It functions as an independent board of directors, with primary responsibility for developing, adopting, and evaluating GEF programs. Council members representing 32 constituencies (16 from developing countries, 14 from developed countries, and two from countries with transitional economies) meet twice each year for three days.  

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Eastern Partnership Summit Discusses Green Economy [viewed]

30 September 2011: The Heads of State or Government and representatives of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, the EU and its member States met in Warsaw, Poland, on 29-30 September 2011, to renew their commitment to the objectives and continued implementation of the Eastern Partnership, including on the green economy, climate change and energy. 

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European Parliament Makes Recommendations for EU Position at Rio+20 [viewed]

29 September 2011: The European Parliament has adopted a resolution on developing a common EU position ahead of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), outlining its views on the concept of the green economy and desired outcomes of the Conference.

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ITU Agrees on Methodologies to Assess the Environmental Impact of ICTs [viewed]

28 September 2011: A recent meeting of the lead study group on information and communication technologies (ICTs) and climate change of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)'s Telecommunication Standardization Sector has adopted a globally-recognized set of methodologies to assess the environmental impact of ICTs.

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UNEP Spotlights TUNZA Delegate's Cooking Oil Project [viewed]

23 September 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has spotlighted a waste cooking oil recycling project, the Turn Grease into Fuel (TGIF) project, which collects over 36,000 gallons of waste cooking oil annually, and converts the grease into heating fuel and biodiesel.

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European Commission Evaluates 2002-2012 Environment Action Programme [viewed]

31 August 2011: The European Commission has unveiled its final assessment of the implementation of the sixth Environment Action Programme (EAP) of the EU over the past decade, highlighting progress, shortcomings and lessons learned in relation to biodiversity, climate change and the green economy.

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CDM Seeks Public Input on Methane Emissions Tool and Transit Methodology [viewed]

UNFCCC29 August 2011: The Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has launched a call for public input on a draft revised baseline and monitoring methodology for mass rapid transit projects (ACM0016) and a draft revised tool for emissions from solid waste disposal sites.

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