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UN launches new partnerships for low-carbon future

2009-09-24 15:21 BJT

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NAIROBI, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Industry and civil society associations have pledged to significantly reduce their carbon footprint and promote greener living by joining the Climate Neutral Network led by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

The United Nations (UN) concludes the one-day summit on climate change at its headquarters in New York, U.S., Sept. 22, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)
The United Nations (UN) concludes the one-day summit on climate change at its
headquarters in New York, U.S., Sept. 22, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)

The announcement comes on Go Carbon Neutral Day held as part of Global Climate Week (Sept. 21-25) , which is being marked by synchronized action in close to 100 cities to urge world leaders to seal a fair and effective climate agreement at the UN Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen this December.

"The growth of the climate neutral movement around the world is a clear sign that people from all walks of life are committed to solving the climate crisis and bringing about low-carbon economies and societies," UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner said in a statement obtained here.