29 Nov '12, 5pm

Proud to announce that the #UNFCCC secretariat has achieved its aim of full climate neutrality by the end of 2012

Proud to announce that the #UNFCCC secretariat has achieved its aim of full climate neutrality by the end of 2012

NEW: Starting with 2012, the overall impact of the secretariat's operations will be climate-neutral In 2012, for the first time, the secretariat is fully offsetting all unavoidable GHG emissions by purchasing, and immediately cancelling, certified emission reductions from CDM projects (CERs). The secretariat has chosen Adaptation Fund CERs for its offsetting scheme. With this choice, the secretariat is following two paramount objectives: First, the Adaptation Fund has been established to finance concrete adaptation projects and programmes in developing countries. The proceeds from the purchase of CERs benefit especially those countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. Second, the Adaptation Fund is mainly financed from a share of two per cent of CERs that are issued each year for CDM projects. The purchase of Adaptation Fund CERs d...

Full article: http://unfccc.int/secretariat/environmental_responsibilit...

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