Day: 15 June 2001
New United Nations plan on how to implement Kyoto Protocol, even without the US onboard
The head of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has issued a plan which may become the reality of an international agreement on implementing the Kyoto Protocol, without requiring United States’ participation.
EU Council of Ministers agrees electroscrap rule and some targets for 10-year action plan on the environment
At the end of its presidency of the European Union, Sweden has proved its commitment to the environment, securing agreement on several important pieces of legislation at the Council of Ministers’ environment meeting.
Microelectronics market demands increasingly pure water – a boon for the water treatment equipment market
Despite a recent decline in the sales of microchips, which might have been expected to produce a knock-on effect for companies supplying the industry, the market for water treatment equipment is booming, with sales to the microelectronics industry expected to grow from US$54 million (£39 million) in 2001 to US$73 million (£53 million) in 2007.
Scottish Executive launches £180 million water improvement programme
Scottish water consumers are to be provided with a more modern and efficient water industry with the launch of the North of Scotland Water Authority’s £180 million Water Quality Improvements Programme, which will provide a better service, cleaner environment and a better quality of life for all, says the Scottish Environment Minister Ross Finnie.
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