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The truth about the forthcoming endangered cities

The truth about the forthcoming endangered cities

Gone are the days when the term ‘endangered’ was being cascaded to animals or di...

Elemooni: Eco-friendliness for kids

Elemooni: Eco-friendliness for kids

A new group of nano explorers could change the way children learn about positive...

R.E.S. Americas orders 166 MW-worth of wind turbines from Vestas

R.E.S. Americas orders 166 MW-worth of wind turbines from Vestas

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has received an order from Renewable Energy Sys...

N.R.D.C. fights back, counters discrediting advertisements through TV ads

N.R.D.C. fights back, counters discrediting advertisements through TV ads

New York-based environmental advocacy group Natural Resources Defense Council ha...

North Caucasus hydropower to increase with three new projects from RusHydro

North Caucasus hydropower to increase with three new projects from RusHydro

Three small hydropower plants developed by RusHydroare set to begin construction...

Discrediting advertisements on carbon pollution standards outrages organizations

Discrediting advertisements on carbon pollution standards outrages organizations

The Natural Resources Defense Council, and more than two dozen organizations, is...

Supercritical steam for super productive solar thermal plants

Supercritical steam for super productive solar thermal plants

By using supercritical steam, solar thermal power plants could produce enough en...

Business

Technology

Minimizing the glare of L.E.D. lights for safer night time driving

Minimizing the glare of L.E.D. lights for safer night time driving

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

While the use of light emitting diode technology or L.E.D.s are rising – mostly due to their energy-efficiency – there is some concern that the harsh ...

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Politics

Living Green

Painless solutions to achieving sustainability democracy

Painless solutions to achieving sustainability democracy

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

This famous sustainability quote of Aldous Huxley, can tell us a lesson: to stop destroying our environment because it takes a lot of hard work to rep...

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Renewables

Low-Carbon

Tips on cutting costs in the construction industry

Tips on cutting costs in the construction industry

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

The term ‘cost-cutting’ is usually looked upon with overriding feelings of doubt, uncertainty, anxiety, and generally as a period of impending hardshi...

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Opinion

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s chance at a better future. Hunger, said Benjamin Franklin once, is the best pickle. Some say “pickle”...

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U.N. providing loans to C.D.M. projects in underdeveloped countries

A new loan scheme to support Clean Development Mechanism projects in underdeveloped countries was launched by three United Nations agencies at the African Carbon Forum last week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The scheme will provide interest-free loans for C.D.M. projects in underdeveloped countries as well as countries that have fewer than 10 registered C.D.M. projects.

The loans will provide financing for a project to get its C.D.M. validation and registration and see it through the verification process. After it is validated and registered as a C.D.M. project, it can then generate certified emission reduction credits which can be traded in carbon markets.

The scheme is run jointly by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the United Nations Environment Program Risoe Centre and the United Nations Office for Project Services.

U.N.F.C.C.C. Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres said the launch of the loan scheme is both timely and relevant as the European Union Emission Trading Scheme will only accept Certified Emissions Reductions from the underdeveloped countries starting next year. With most of these countries found in Africa, she said the scheme "has come at the right time and to the right place."

"The C.D.M. Loan Scheme is a chance to improve the access to and spread of the C.D.M., particularly in Africa," Ms. Figueres said. "I hope during next year's Africa Carbon Forum, we will see the positive impact this scheme has made towards ensuring the active participation of the continent in the C.D.M."

C.D.M. projects help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to sustainable development and technology transfer, which could benefit the economies of developing countries. – EcoSeed Staff



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