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Regulations and industry initiatives
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a survey of over 90 government and industry initiatives on "Green ICTs", i.e. information and communication technologies, the environment and climate change. The report concludes that initiatives tend to concentrate on the greening ICTs themselves rather than on their actual implementation to tackle global warming and environmental degradation. In general, only 20% of initiatives have measurable targets, with government programs tending to include targets more frequently than business associations.
In 1992, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched Energy Star, a voluntary labeling program that is designed to promote and recognize energy-efficiency in monitors, climate control equipment, and other technologies. This resulted in the widespread adoption of sleep mode among consumer electronics. Concurrently, the Swedish organization TCO Development launched the TCO Certification program to promote low magnetic and electrical emissions from CRT-based computer displays; this program was later expanded to include criteria on energy consumption, ergonomics, and the use of hazardous materials in construction.
IFG a member of UNFCCC
IFG a member of UN-FCCC - CDM ,Clean Development Mechanism, emission-reduction projects in
developing countries can earn certified emission reduction credits. These saleable credits can
be used by industrialized countries to meet a part of their emission reduction targets under
the Kyoto Protocol.
Short message from Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) urge all partners to work together across the climate and development communities for effective climate change finance management
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