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Thursday, June 5, 2008

KICK THE CO2 HABIT


World Environment Day, commemorated each year on 5 June, is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. Another resolution, adopted by the General Assembly the same day, led to the creation of UNEP.

'Kick the CO2 habit : Towards a Low Carbon Economy' is the slogan of this years WED (World Environment Day) 2008. Recognising that climate change is becoming the defining issue of our era, UNEP is asking countries, companies and communities to focus on greenhouse gas emissions and how to reduce them. The World Environment Day will highlight resources and initiatives that promote low carbon economies and life-styles, such as improved energy efficiency, alternative energy sources, forest conservation and eco-friendly consumption.
This year the host country for celebration of WED 2008 is New Zealand, one of the first countries to pledge a carbon-neutral future.


Related Topics :
  1. Biodiesel
  2. Carbon Footprint
  3. Carbon neutral
  4. The Green Ribbon Award

source : UNEP website

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