Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from 75 countries committed to peace. 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 rate of deforestation has slowed for the first time in history. Date of the week: International Day for the birds. Photo fact of the week: The competition of songbirds.

Review of the week from 03.29.2010 to 04.04.2010. Reduce greenhouse gas emissions 75 countries pledged total of 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 in these 75 countries account for 80 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions atmosphere. At the same time, 111 countries and the European Union "expressed support for the Copenhagen agreement." Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer convention noted that the commitment is an important step towards 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 document to replace the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012. The next round of climate talks is scheduled for late May and will be held in Bonn. The task of establishing a framework 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 initiated the procedure for examining applications made to the competition of investment projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol.