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etc Bulletin 11

Send date: 2009-02-10 09:41:45

VIU-CASS Waste Management Training Course
The focus on Waste Management has become a regular feature in the courses organised in cooperation with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
5th World Water Forum
The World Water Forum, organised every three years by the World Water Council in cooperation with the hosting country, will be held this year in Istanbul, Turkey, on March 16-22.
China to Offer Rebates on Green Vehicles
China keeps facing a steady increase in urban traffic.
In order to reduce its negative effect on air quality and to promote energy saving, the Chinese government launched a special program aimed at promoting the sales of green vehicles.
Making Photovoltaics "Double Green"
The PV industry is becoming aware of the need of creating truly sustainable energy solutions that take into consideration the environmental impacts of all stages of the product life cycle.
Universal Charging Solution for Mobile Phones
At the World Mobile Congress held in Barcelona, Spain, 17 leading mobile operators and manufacturers announced their commitment to implement a cross-industry standard for a universal charger for new mobile phones.
First Covenant of Mayors Ceremony
The Covenant of Mayors is an ambitious initiative of the European Commission that aims at bringing together the mayors of Europe's most pioneering cities in a permanent network, in order to exchange and apply good practices across the cities involved and beyond to significantly improve energy efficiency in the urban environment.
UNEP Year Book 2009
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Year Book 2009 was presented during the 25th session of the UNEP Governing Council / Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC/GMEF) held on February 16 at the United Nations Office in Nairobi, Kenya.
MOBILITYamoci - European Routes for Sustainable Mobility
On February 25-26, 2009, the Province of Turin (Italy) organised the international congress ''MOBILITYamoci'', dedicated to the issue of Sustainable Mobility.
Copenhagen becomes the 100th participant of the UNEP Climate Neutral Network
On February 19 the City of Copenhagen became the 100th participant of the Climate Neutral Network (CN Net), an initiative promoted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to encourage global action towards low-carbon economies and societies.


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