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Beijing cuts vehicles emissions in new five-year-plan

Beijing has issued a new five-year-plan to cut vehicle emissions as part of a recent slew of measures introduced to reduce air pollution and improve the air quality of the city. According to the five-year-plan, the municipal government will limit the number of new cars on the road each year, starting January 2014. As reported on China.Org.Cn., Rong Jun, a spokesman for the municipal transport commission,...

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Paraguay saves its forests by extending Zero Deforestation Law

The Paraguayan government has extended the Zero Deforestation Law for an additional five years in an attempt to further reduce its forests degradation. The extension of the Land Conversion Moratorium for the Atlantic Forest of Paraguay, also known as the Zero Deforestation Law, is in line with the Atlantic Forest – located in Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina – already being considered one of the world's most endangered...

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Beijing combats pollution through new measures

Beijing's municipal government has issued new measures to cut industrial pollution and help the city clean its air. In an effort to reduce industrial pollution in the city, Beijing has rolled out a five-year clean air action plan, spanning 2013 to 2017, which will order up to 1,200 polluting companies to either upgrade, or close parts of or all of their facilities in the coming years to 2016, according to China's...

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U.N. body, Latin American bank to push clean development

The United Nations Convention on Climate Change secretariat has signed an agreement with the Latin American Development Bank to push clean development projects within the region. Under the agreement, a clean development mechanism regional collaboration centre in Bogota, Colombia, will be established so as to bring the benefits of Kyoto Protocol's C.D.M. to the underrepresented countries in Latin America...

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Hong Kong holds first meeting to develop its recycling industry

Hong Kong has created a committee to tackle the development of the recycling industry within the region, holding its very first meeting to discuss its current situation. The committee established, called “Steering Committee to Promote the Sustainable Development of the Recycling Industry” and chaired by Chief Secretary for Administration Carrie Lam, is to review Hong Kong's recycling operation, discuss...

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Canada no GHG mitigation plan amidst Keystone XL pipeline– N.R.D.C.

Canada has not proposed any credible mitigation plan that would address greenhouse gas emissions despite the country’s growing tar sands industry and the continuous push for the Keystone XL pipeline, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. The N.R.D.C. last month said that the Keystone XL pipeline fails President Obama’s approval condition (see related story). Due to the controversy surrounding the project, Canada has...

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Rio 2016 Summer Olympics sets new sustainability measures

Sustainability measures to support the greening of the Rio Summer Games 2016 have been set and agreed upon by the United Nations Environment Program and the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics Organizing Committee. Under the “Sustainability Management Plan: Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games,” the games will achieve a reduced environmental footprint by carefully taking into consideration four...

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World's demands exceed planet's capacity – W.W.F.

The World Wide Fund for Nature calls for action to reverse overconsumption of natural resources. This August 20 marked Earth Overshoot Day – the date when humanity has used up nature's budget for the year. According to W.W.F.'s partner Global Footprint Network, the non-profit organization who launched the initiative, Earth Overshoot Day in 1993 fell on October, while in 2003 it fell on...

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China's State Council publishes new measures for green industries

China's State Council has published new measures to further boost green industries – the newest push among the country's many efforts towards a green economy. The recently published measures from the State Council aim to help the country move towards a green economy while at the same time increasing its domestic demand and updating its economic structure. Among the measures that are listed on the document published...

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U.N. bodies, Chinese foundation to tackle desertification and green opportunities

Two United Nations bodies have partnered with the Beijing-based Elion Foundation to tackle the issue of desertification, and to harness the economic potential of drylands through renewable energy, desert tourism, and other sustainable projects. The United Nations Environment Program, U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification, and the non-profit organization Elion Foundation have signed a Memoranda of...

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