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U.N. aims to provide carbon neutral example

The U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Wednesday that the examples of Costa Rica, Norway and New Zealand should be followed by more countries and intent to annihilate their contribution to climate change in total. Achim Steiner, UNEP chief, told a news conference, “This is not peanuts it’s whole countries”.

The United Nations drives to move absolutely carbon neutral beginning with the small step of offsetting the carbon footprints of U.N. officials attending December 3- 14 climate talks in a luxury Indonesian island resort in Bali.

Erik Solheim, environment minister for Norway, which aims to be climate neutral by 2050, said, “It’s important that the U.N. takes the lead…how to achieve it.” Paulo Manso, head of the Costa Rica’s negotiating team attending the climate talks, said, “Costa Rica will plant 5 million trees in 2007 and in 2008 the goal will be doubled”.Meeting in Bali is being attended by about 190 nations to attempt and initiate talks on a global climate pact replacing the Kyoto Protocol from 2013.

Becoming carbon or climate neutral requires as far as feasible reducing your emissions of the greenhouse gases responsible for global warming, for instance renewable sources of energy such as wind and water should replace high carbon-emitting fossil fuels.

Someone else could be paid for all the rest to reduce emissions on your behalf. The tendency has started amongst U.S. and European corporates running from Google to HSBC bank.

The value of carbon offsets accessible for sale under the U.N.-run Kyoto Protocol has been queried by some environmental groups. It can be hard to confirm, for example, that sellers weren’t contriving to reduce their emissions at any rate.

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