Abidjan Convention Parties Agree to Take Action on Oil Spills and Marine Protected Areas

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Abidjan Convention Parties Agree to Take Action on Oil Spills and Marine Protected Areas

20_April_2011: Delegates at the ninth meeting of Contracting Parties (COP 9) to the Convention for Co-operation in the Protection and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the West and Central African Region (Abidjan Convention), which convened from 28 March-1 April 2011, in Accra, Ghana, agreed to create an Oil Spill Contingency Plan and establish a regional centre for cooperation in case of oil spills and other emergencies, as well as to develop a Marine Protected Areas Protocol. continued…

World Bank Study Highlights Growth Potential for China’s Electric Vehicles Industry

20_April_2011: A new World Bank study, titled “The China New Energy Vehicles Program: Challenges and Opportunities,” estimates that the growth of electric vehicles over the next 10 years is expected to be signi?cant, with industry forecasts suggesting that global plug-in vehicle sales will contribute between 2-25% of new vehicle sales by 2025. continued…

IEA Report Proposes Steps for Sustainable Global Biofuels Expansion

20_April_2011: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a report entitled “Technology Roadmap: Biofuels for Transport,” which describes the necessary steps to realize ambitious global biofuels targets. continued…

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