GHG

Vietnamese agriculture sector aims to cut CO2 emissions

Date of Release: 
Oct 6 2014

It was important to come up with ways to mitigate CO2 emissions in agriculture, which produces approximately 43 percent of the nation's greenhouse gas emissions, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh said at a recent seminar.

Doanh announced that the ministry had already set up a working group in charge of pushing Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) to achieve this goal. The group was set up under the framework of a three-year project launched in March that organises training courses for policymakers and experts on developing NAMA plans.

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Incineration is not sustainable and poses threat to environment

Date of Release: 
May 7 2014

Waste sent to incinerators, landfills and waste-to-energy plants is a major source of global warming gases and chemical air, water and earth pollutants. Organic food and green waste converted to biogas and fuels exacerbate this harmful pollution while incurring energy losses of up to 80 per cent.

These short-sighted solutions convert our so-called waste problem into the extremely dangerous global warming climate change problem, which a recent UN report has said will increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts.

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U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Argument Over EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Regulations for Stationary Sources

Date of Release: 
Feb 23 2014

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear argument in six consolidated challenges to the Environmental Protection Agency’s ("EPA's") decision to regulate emissions of greenhouse gases ("GHGs") from stationary sources under certain provisions of the Clean Air Act (the "CAA"). The cases come from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, which dismissed the challenges in 2012 on the ground that the petitioners lacked standing.

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US Court Upholds EPA Emissions Regulations

Date of Release: 
Jul 2 2012

A 26 June ruling by a United States federal court has upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) first-ever regulation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards. The move clears the way for the federal environmental agency to move forward with broader implementation of GHG regulation across the US.

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