Alternative energy finds support during Rio+20

Alternative Energy News

Nations come together in support of alternative energy The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) has come to an end. Unlike past events that focus on promoting sustainability amongst the world’s governments, Rio+20 has produced promising results. This year, the conference aimed to bring world leaders together and have them agree on aggressive actions to take in the hopes of mitigating the effects of climate change. Economics was a prominent feature during the event, which seems to have hit a chord with many of the world’s governments. Sustainable Energy…

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UK to track emissions of 1,800 British firms

Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Deputy Prime Minister announces new plan for emissions tracking The Rio+20 summit has just finished up and much of the world’s attention is being drawn to the conference as world leaders reveal their plans for the future of the environment. This week, UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced that the country would be taking a bold step in keeping companies accountable for their carbon emissions. Clegg notes that the new initiative coming from the UK will track the emissions from the 1,800 firms listed in the London Stock Exchange’s…

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United Nations envoys endorse alternative energy and sustainability text ahead of Rio+20

Alternative Energy Agreement

Delegates produce text that details various actions to be taken for sustainability Ahead of this year’s United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), delegates from the 190 nations that will be represented at the conference have agreed upon a draft text concerning actions toward synergizing the global economy and efforts to protect the environment. The conference is meant to bring together the world’s leaders to have them tackle the various economic and environmental issues that are facing society at large. Modest progress has been made on these fronts at previous…

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Rio+20 conference to focus on sustainability

Alternative Energy Agreement

World leaders expected to introduce and revise a number of sustainability measures Political leaders from around the world will gather later this month in Brazil for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). During the conference, leader will examine the possible effects and progress of climate changes and seek to adopt or introduce a number of new sustainability measures that could keep respective countries viable in the future. One of the most prominent topics that will receive attention at this year’s conference is the worldwide structure for the development…

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World leaders meet in Maryland to discuss climate change mitigation

Alternative Energy Agreement

G8 agrees to take action on climate change Last week, G8 leaders met at Camp David, Maryland, to discuss various issues. Among these issues was climate change and what could be done to mitigate or prevent its impact. It is a rare event for world leaders to agree on any issue, particularly those concerning the environment and climate change. During last week’s meeting, however, G8 leaders agreed, for the first time, to take aggressive action on climate change and air pollution. The G8 also chose specific targets that they believe…

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