Day: 28 April 2000
Commission on Sustainable Development focuses on biotechnology and Rio+10
Ministers attending the eighth meeting of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-8) have largely agreed that the Commission should lay the ground for the Rio+10 summit in 2002. Other discussions have led to debate on the role of biotechnology in agriculture.
Private sector interest in Prototype Carbon Fund exceeds expectations
The World Bank has announced that its Prototype Carbon Fund (PCF), which was launched in January to transfer finance and technology to developing countries to help them reduce greenhouse gas emissions, has closed its first subscription period with more money and corporate interest than anticipated.
Eastern pays households with solar panels an ‘equal’ rate for electricity
The UK's fourth largest electricity generator is looking for domestic customers who have or plan to install solar panels. The company is offering to pay these customers the same rate for the energy they export to the grid as they are charged when they buy-in electricity.
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