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    The main gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect (the retention of heat from solar radiation in the Earth's lower atmosphere) are: water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone.
    Last Post 25-Aug-15 - Started 25-Aug-15
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    The global average surface temperature (over land and ocean) increased by an estimated 0.85 deg.C in the period from 1880 to 2012. That increase in global temperatures is mainly attributed to the increasing...
    Last Post 25-Aug-15 - Started 24-Aug-15
  • The creation and maintenance of the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol has been key to enabling developing countries phase out production of Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS's)....
    Last Post 07-Sep-15 - Started 12-Aug-15
  • This has been achieved to a great extent by The Montreal Protocol, and the creation of the UNEP Ozone Secretariat. However, the maintenance of the treaty is an ongoing process as new findings and scenarios...
    Last Post 12-Aug-15 - Started 10-Aug-15
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  • World Bank research suggests that developing countries face substantially higher risks of violent conflict if they are highly dependent on high-value natural resources. According to UNEP, "countries whose...
    Last Post 19-Dec-14 - Started 19-Dec-14
  • Natural resources are actual or potential sources of wealth that occur in nature, such as timber, water, fertile land, wildlife, minerals, metals, stones and hydrocarbons. Efficient use of limited natural...
    Last Post 19-Dec-14 - Started 19-Dec-14
  • The fair apportioning of wealth derived from valuable extractive resources like minerals, metals, stones, hydrocarbons and timber can be critical to maintaining peace within nations and across regions....
    Last Post 19-Dec-14 - Started 19-Dec-14
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    Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP). Solar power is renewable, and does not produce...
    Last Post 28-Jul-15 - Started 25-Oct-14
  • Wind power is renewable, plentiful, and produces no greenhouse gas emissions, thus it is significantly less harmful to the environment as compared to power generated from fossil fuels. Key challenges to the...
    Last Post 06-Jul-15 - Started 25-Oct-14
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    Last Post 09-Jul-15 - Started 25-Oct-14
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    The presence of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is one of the primary causes of the greenhouse effect. CO2 emissions come from a variety of natural sources; however, human-related emissions are...
    Last Post 25-Aug-15 - Started 25-Oct-14
  • Label image for Consumption of Ozone-Depleting Substances
    The Montreal Protocol has reduced by 98% consumption of ODS's such as Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and halons, which were widely used in: aerosol sprays (dry cleaning, fumigants), blowing agents for foams...
    Last Post 12-Aug-15 - Started 23-Oct-14
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    Supporting the long-term ecological balance of our planet is fundamental to the survival of the human species and other living organisms. Over the past few years, a number of initiatives have made a real...
    Last Post 25-Aug-15 - Started 22-Oct-14