Accession Number:

ADA526856

Title:

Worldwide Emerging Environmental Issues Affecting the U.S. Military. December 2008 Report

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERATION OF UN ASSOCIATIONS WASHINGTON DC MILLENNIUM PROJECT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA will be established January 26th in Bonn, Germany, as an intergovernmental organization to promote renewable energy worldwide. It will assist member countries in matters of technology transfer, assessment and dissemination of information on new technologies and best practices, and will help support projects related to renewable energy and tackling global warming. All interested UN member states are invited to become members of IRENA at the Founding Conference in January. The Japanese government declined to join, stating that the agencys functions overlap those of the International Energy Agency. The organization was initially promoted by Denmark, Germany, and Spain, with strong support from other countries.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
  • Water Pollution and Control
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE