Saturday, July 28, 2007

U.N. aims to set example in carbon neutral push

The United Nations wants to make up for lagging behind others' initiatives by setting a high standard in plans to go carbon neutral within a few years...

And here is one of my pet peeves-

...Meanwhile regulated offsetting under the U.N.-sponsored Kyoto Protocol has focused very much on lucrative emissions-cutting projects to destroy potent greenhouse gases called HFCs from big industrial enterprises, instead of supplying "green" energy to poor communities.

... The U.N.'s entire annual greenhouse gas emissions could be of the order of 1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, he said.

From Reuters