(Bonn, 10 August 2006) UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appointed Yvo de Boer as the new Executive Secretary of the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat based in Bonn, Germany.
The appointment was endorsed by the Bureau of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The 52 year old national of the Netherlands is currently Director for International Affairs at the Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM).
Climate change coordination centre congratulates heartily Yvo de Boer on his appointment and wishes him success on this new place
Emission reductions from Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism pass the one billion tonnes mark
(Bonn, 9 June 2006) – According to the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, the Kyoto Protocol’s clean development mechanism (CDM) is as of today estimated to generate more than one billion tonnes of emission reductions by the end of 2012.
In addition to the implementation of climate-friendly policies at home, the 1997 landmark treaty allows industrialized countries to meet their emission targets through the treaty’s flexible mechanisms.
“We have crossed an important threshold with these emission reductions”, said Richard Kinley, acting head of the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat. “It is now evident that the Kyoto Protocol is making a significant contribution towards sustainable development in developing countries”.
Interview of Nurlan ISKAKOV, Minister of Environment Protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Minister entered the position about two months ago, but the Ministry already demonstrates steady movement towards Sustainable Development of the country. This is demonstrated through work on the Ecological Code, strengthening the international cooperation and activities on ratification of the Kyoto Protocol.
These and other issues are covered in the article.
On February 16, 2005 the Kyoto Protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change came into force. A lot were done for the past year, the Marrakech Accords were adopted, number of countries that ratified the KP gone over 160, new projects and scientific researches are being implemented all over the world. Unfortunately, Kazakhstan so fare did not become the full participant of the Kyoto movement, but we hope that in the nearest future our Republic undertake efficient and profitable steps towards mitigation of the greenhouse effect.