Proceedings of the Third Annual UNU World Congress on Zero Emissions

Jakarta, Indonesia, 31 July-2 August 1997
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ZERI Foundation
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ISBN 10094743397X
ISBN 139780947433970

United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability 5–53–70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Japan. Tel: +81 3 Fax: +81 3 Designed and Developed by the UNU Office of Communications.

Before introducing the Second Annual UNU World Congress on Zero Emissions, I must first briefly introduce ZERI itself. The Zero Emissions Research Initiative (ZERI) was launched by the United Nations University inas a global strategy to achieve sustainable development.

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Since then, the UNU/ZERI, gradually became. The Zero Emissions Forum is a United Nations University-based initiative promoting the realization of a more sustainable industrial-societal system. A core component of the Zero Emissions approach is the concept of integrated industrial systems in which waste products of one industry/sector become value-added inputs for another.

Presidential candidates, governments, and utilities are targeting net zero emissions to rapidly reduce greenhouse gases. Energy Innovation has identified the policy pathway to net zero Author: Energy Innovation: Policy And Technology.

The Zero Emissions Forum (ZEF) is a United Nations University-based initiative launched in and aims the realization of a more sustainable industrial-societal system. StEP Initiative: The "Solving the E-Waste Problem (StEP) Initiative" is developed through joint efforts of OEMs, recyclers, international and governmental organisations.

UNU Zero Emissions argues that waste reduction and dematerialization can be made economically favourable. There are major opportunities for savings at the process level.

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These opportunities would be substantially increased in the event of higher energy prices, whether due to government policy or simply from gradual exhaustion of the cheapest. The second Congress was held in at Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States. Four substantial zero-emissions commitments were obtained at the second Congress.

First, Sam Nujoma, President of Namibia, pledged one million Namibian dollars (US$,) to implement zero-emissions projects adjacent to a brewery in Tsumeb.

The UNU Zero Emissions Forum was founded in April as a continuation of UNU's Zero Emissions activities. "The ultimate goal of Zero Emissions is to create a new type of society that seeks to achieve a social and industrial transformation whereby humankind "mimics" the sustainable cycles found in the world.

reduce emissions, ocean energy alone could cover the world s electricity needs have not yet reached the stage of mass commercialization. This research is an example of how UNU-IAS, as a strategic think tank of the United Nations, works towards advancing studies on emerging issues of importance to the United Nations and its Member States.

Zero Emissions Symposium "The Green New Deal to Promote Environment and Economy". I hope that you will find this UNU Annual Report to be informative, and that it will help you to understand UNU’s efforts to fulfil its role as a think tank for the UN system. David M. Malone Rector of the United Nations University Under–Secretary–General of the United Nations 4.

•05•21 Guimarães. The proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV) are now available in the ACM Digital Library (ISBN ). Jointly organised by RMIT University and UNU-EGOV, the 12th edition of the Operating Unit’s flagship annual conference took place in Melbourne, Australia, from april The United Nations University shall be an international community of scholars, engaged in research, postgraduate training and dissemination of knowledge in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.

— UNU Charter, I.1 The United Nations University (UNU) is a global think tank and research/teaching. The chances of keeping the global temperature increase below 2°C will “swiftly diminish” unless the world takes immediate action to escalate cuts in carbon emissions, the United Nations has warned.

The UN Environment Programme said that even if nations meet their current emissions reduction. The 19th World Petroleum Congress aims for zero emissions For the first time in its history the World Petroleum Congress will be offsetting all its carbon emissions.

The Spanish Organising Committee of the 19th World Petroleum Congress has decided to offset the greenhouse gas emissions. Heitor Gurgulino de Souza, Rector of UNU Giovanni Andrea Cornia, Director of UNU/WIDER UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU/WIDER) was established by the United Nations University as its first research and training centre and started work in Helsinki, Finland in United Nations University (UNU), IPCC, Australian Government Dep.

of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, SCBD, UNDP-GEF and UNESCO. Ma Paper published (in the book of abstracts) of the International Workshop on 'Climate Change Mitigation with Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples: Practices, Lessons Learned and Prospects'.

UNU-WIDER United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, FI Helsinki, Finland Tel: +(0)9 Fax: +(0)9 Mail: [email protected] •03• UNU-IAS will be a key contributor to the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR), to be held in Sendai, Japan on 14–18 March This landmark conference will review progress in disaster risk reduction (DRR) over the past 10 years under the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), and adopt a new global post framework for DRR.

The mandate of the UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) is to. undertake multidisciplinary research and policy analysis on structural changes affecting the living conditions of the world’s poorest people. In October the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a stark warning: enact urgent measures to limit global warming within the next 12 years or irrevocably deplete the ecosystems that sustain human life on Earth.

By way of remedy, the IPCC recommends that we reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) to ‘net zero’ by [1]. The United Nations announced this week that more than 60 countries have said they will try to reduce their net carbon emissions to zero by 23 September Asset owners of the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance have committed to lead the global investment industry in driving economies to carbon neutrality by Announced at the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit on September 23rd,the Alliance members commit to transitioning their investment portfolios to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by Sant Manuel Pavilion Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site C/Sant Antoni Maria Claret, Barcelona Spain.

Tel: +34 93 Designed and Developed by the UNU Office of Communications. Ajla Aksamija, PhD, LEED AP BD+C, CDT is an Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She received PhD in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with an emphasis on technology and environment.

•03•07 Bonn. In an effort to collect more information about the growing problem of e-waste and its effects on children’s health, the United Nations University and the World Health Organization partnered to create the first global survey investigating the impacts of e-waste recycling on child health.

The UK’s net-zero target was recommended by the Committee on Climate Change, the UK's independent climate advisory body. Net-zero means any emissions would be balanced by schemes to offset an equivalent amount of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, such as planting trees or using technology like carbon capture and storage.

This year the International Economic Association held its World Conference in Mexico City. The five day event, held from 19th to 23rd of June, featured a huge variety of sessions on many of the key economic issues of the day, as well as keynotes by distinguished scholars including Joseph Stiglitz, Tim Besley, and Dani Rodrik, the last of which was chaired by our director Finn Tarp.

UNU 40 th Anniversary Symposium – Summary Report OPENING REMARKS David M. Malone Rector, UNU; Under-Secretary-General, United Nations The symposium was opened by Dr. Malone. He emphasized that over the past 40 years UNU has been very fortunate to be hosted by Japan, and expressed appreciation to the Government of Japan for the.


Malone meet with UN staff in Tokyo, March. Introduction In Septemberthe United Nations University (UNU) celebrated 40 years of operation.

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An Institute of the United Nations University UNU-IAS is an institute of the United Nations University (UNU) with a specific mandate to address sustain - ability issues. UNU is a global think tank and postgraduate teaching organization comprising 13 institutes and programmes, located in 12 different countries.

ABOUT UNU-IAS 5.The Summit demonstrated the political leadership of 70 countries which committed to deliver more ambitious national climate plans in in line with net zero emissions by strategies.The United Nations recommended that the world reduce its net carbon dioxide emissions to zero within the next six decades to avoid the worst impacts from climate change.