UNEP Announces Climate Neutral Network

The Climate Neutral Network (CN Net), an initiative to catalyze international response to global warming, has been launched by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), in cooperation with the UN Environment Management Group.

Four countries – Costa Rica, Iceland, New Zealand and Norway – as well as four cities and five corporations, have teamed up to initiate the CN Net in an effort to unite the growing number of nations, local authorities and companies that are pledging to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The aim of the initiative is to support the sharing of ideas and lessons learned on greenhouse gas emissions reductions or offsets that could help lead to zero net emissions. The initiative was launched during the 10th Special Session of UNEP's Governing Council in February 2008. [UNEP press release, 21 February 2008]