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  • Natural Refrigerants - Sustainable Ozone- and Climate-Friendly Alternatives to HCFCs

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    Publication
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    Tuesday, July 1, 2008
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    The handbook contains 31 articles by individual authors covering the following issues: policies and legislation on F-gases and related issues (Part 1), safety concerns and means to overcome (Part 2), a technical assessment of natural refrigerants in different applications (air conditioning, commercial and industrial refrigeration and heat pumps) (Part 3), and case studies by manufacturers and end-users providing insights into market developments and examples of successful conversions to natural refrigerants (Part 4).

  • Selection and safe use of alternatives to CTC (Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning)

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    Publication
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    Wednesday, October 1, 2008
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    Carbon tetrachloride (CTC) is a solvent and cleaning agent used widely across many industry segments. Its high solvency power, low cost and the fact that it is non-flammable made it popular in many cleaning applications.

  • Solvatten in Nepal (Video)

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    Thursday, November 6, 2008
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    Solvatten means sun and water. This reportage was made on the cleantech innovation SOLVATTEN. UV and heat makes unsafe water drinkable.

  • Triple Safety: Lightweighting Automobiles to Improve Occupant, Highway and Global Safety

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, January 1, 2008
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    This paper explores solutions that both enhance vehicle performance and reduce environmental impacts and focuses on demonstrating the ability of lightweight vehicles to provide such a solution. Recent research reviewed in this paper indicates that several solutions exist that can both improve efficiency and thereby global safety and maintain (or even improve) highway safety.

  • Toward Resource: Efficient Economies in Asia and the Pacific: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

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    Publication
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    Thursday, January 3, 2008
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    This report reviews the economic and environmental consequences of resource inefficiency in Asia and the Pacific and some of its underlying causes.

  • The Contribution of Biofuels to the Sustainability of Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: Elements for Formulating Public Policy

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    Publication
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    Saturday, January 12, 2008
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    This report examines the other considerations that policymakers should take into account when making biofuels-friendly policies. These considerations include an analysis of the overall environmental impact of biofuels, poverty-reduction measures, labor market conditions and implications for agriculture and food security issues.

  • Natural Refrigerants: Sustainable Ozone- and Climate-Friendly Alternatives to HCFCs

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, January 7, 2008
    Objective: 

    The handbook contains 31 articles by individual authors covering the following issues: policies and legislation on F-gases and related issues (Part 1), safety concerns and means to overcome (Part 2), a technical assessment of natural refrigerants in different applications (air conditioning, commercial and industrial refrigeration and heat pumps) (Part 3) and case studies by manufacturers and end-users providing insights into market developments and examples of successful conversions to natural refrigerants (Part 4).

  • CO2 Capture in the Cement Industry

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, January 7, 2008
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    Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is one opportunity for further major reductions in emissions, and the industry is currently considering the feasibility of applying this technique in order to plan for the future. In many ways the cement industry represents a good opportunity for CCS because cement plants are relatively large point sources of CO2. The CO2 concentration in cement plants' flue gas is relatively high, and over 60 per cent of total CO2 emissions from a modern cement plant are from mineral decomposition. This cannot be avoided by use of alternative energy sources.

  • Ozonaction: HCFC phase out - convenient opportunity to safeguard the ozone layer and climate

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, January 1, 2008
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    This UNEP publication highlights the successes and challenges in meeting the Montreal Protocol on reducing ozone depleting substances. It explains the actions and policies that were key to the success of meeting CFC/HCFC reduction deadlines in the Scandinavian countries; as well it outlines the path forward for the further and ultimate complete phase out of these substances globally.

  • Could agriculture help to prevent further climate change?

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    Friday, April 4, 2008
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    There is growing evidence that greenhouse gas emissions from human activity contribute to climate change. Many people blame modern farming practices for accelerating this - agriculture produces between 16.8 and 32.2 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. But could agriculture also hold some solutions to climate change?Research for Geenpeace
    International by the University of Aberdeen, in the UK, analyses the
    contribution of modern farming to human-induced climate change. The main

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