US, China, and G-20 agree to work to global phase down of HFCs

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First, G-20 leaders expressed their support for initiatives that are complementary to efforts under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including using the expertise and institutions of the Montreal Protocol to phase down the production and consumption of HFCs, while retaining HFCs within the scope of the UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol for accounting and reporting of emissions.

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IISD Releases Five-Part Series of Reports on Removing Fossil Fuel Subsidies

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This figure includes subsidies to lower the prices of petroleum products, kerosene or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), typically in developing countries, as well as subsidies to the oil, gas or coal industries, provided by many governments in both developing and developed countries. All six of the major studies concluded that reform would lead to reductions in CO 2 emissions, although predictions of the magnitude of reductions varied significantly, from 1.1%

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Will EU demand for biofuel mean starvation for world’s poorest?

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The controversy surrounding the use of biofuel in road fuel has heightened as one African publication accuses the biofuel industry of taking food directly out of the mouths of the hungry. In Senegal, a country affected by food riots a year ago, up to 200,000 hectares (10 per cent of the country’s arable land) might be set aside for jatropha crops for biofuels. .