75 countries worldwide pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In Russia, the Days of Protection of Lake Baikal. Renewable energy and biofuels are gaining in popularity. Plastic bags threaten the environment in Brazil. The pace of deforestation has slowed for the first time in history. Date of the Week: International Day for the birds. Photofact week: Competition songbirds. Overview of events for the week of 29/03/2010 to 04/04/2010.
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions pledged 75 countries Total 75 participating countries the un Framework Convention on Climate Change have committed themselves to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. It should be noted that these 75 countries account for 80 percent of all greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Simultaneously, 111 countries and the European Union ‘expressed support for the Copenhagen agreement. ” The Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer convention noted that the commitment is an important step towards achieving the goal of limit the growth of emissions. Negotiation of States Parties in Copenhagen, which ended in December last year, have not led to the emergence of a new instrument to replace the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012. The next round of climate negotiations scheduled for late May and be held in Bonn. The task of developing a mechanism of cooperation of countries to fulfill the obligations of these countries to reduce emissions will addressed at the next meeting of States Parties at the end of the year in Mexico. Meanwhile, in our country, Sberbank of Russia started the procedure of examining applications made to the competition of investment projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol.