The Climate Group presented its States and Regions Alliance work to the plenary and explained how the Poznan summit tied together the different efforts from the St-MaIo World Summit of Regions and the California Summit last year. Luc Bas underlined that, next to the EU-regions of the Alliance, also North-American and Australian States and Provinces are looking into cooperation with UNDP to support developing country regions.
Enviromation 482 nation’s small businesses’’. The rule would gather emission tralian States and Provinces are looking into cooperation data to use in crafting future climate policies. with UNDP to support developing country regions. The proposed rule would apply to fossil fuel and Source: The Climate Group, April 1, 2009. This article industrial GHG suppliers, motor vehicle and engine manu- is reproduced with permission. Please see The Climate facturers, and other facilities that emit 25,000 metric tons or Group’s Web site at www.theclimategroup.org. more of GHGs per year. That would affect many producers of electricity, cement, and iron and steel. Very few small businesses would meet the reporting threshold. BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT For more, see: http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/ admpress.nsf/6424ac1caa800aab85257359003f5337/ 4bd0e6c514ec1075852575750053e7c0!OpenDocument; www.environmentalleader.com/2009/03/10/epa-proposes- national-reporting-of-ghgemissions/; and World’s First Green Technology Exchange www.environmentalleader.com/2009/03/16/is-criticism-of- A new private exchange, known as GREENDAQ epa-ghgreporting-rule-justified/. (www.greendaq.com), went live earlier this month, with the aim of facilitating the investment in promising biofuels, Source: BUSINESS AND THE ENVIRONMENT, Vol. XX, No.4, April solar, and other green start-up companies. The exchange 2009, published by CCH Inc., a Wolters Kluwer business. claims to be the world’s first equity and commodities This article is reproduced with permission. exchange created exclusively for the green technology sector. ‘‘We are offering [investors] a way to have liquidity in European and African Regions Commit to the early stages in the investment process’’, said Chief Strengthening Co-Operation on Climate Executive and Founder of GREENDAQ, Andrew McLean, Change who expects to have five companies listed within the next two months and 20 companies or green commodities Decentralising and strengthening co-operation listed within the first year. between the European and African regions can play a vital role in tackling climate change. This was the main message Investors interested in the exchange must apply to from the conference org
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