Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Earth Science News .

Subscribe to our free daily newsletters

EU offers tips on cutting greenhouse gases

by Staff Writers
Brussels (AFP) May 29, 2006
The European Commission launched a campaign on Monday to raise awareness about climate change and show Europeans what they can do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Households produce 16 percent of EU greenhouse gas emissions, responsible for global warming, and the campaign aims to encourage people to bring them down.

"Each of us has a role to play in bringing down emissions," said EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas. "Doing the right thing is not as difficult as it seems."

The "You control climate change" campaign, with a budget of some 4.7 million euros (six million dollars), offers citizens around 50 tips and advises them to: "Turn down. Switch off. Recycle. Walk."

The hints range from turning heating down by one degree Celcius to avoiding leaving televisions, stereos and computers on stand-by mode.

The campaign, to be advertised on television and in the print media, will also see statues in EU capitals dressed in T-shirts bearing its slogan.

Related Links

Amid tension, Japan, China talk about energy-saving
Tokyo (AFP) May 29, 2006
Japan shared lessons Monday with China on how to become more energy efficient and protect its environment from rapid industrialization, amid strained ties between the countries in part over oil and gas resources.

  • Indonesia quake teams using tsunami experience, says UN chief
  • Earthquake in ocean near Tonga
  • New Orleans again vulnerable as new hurricane season opens
  • Hospitals overwhelmed in Indonesian quake zone

  • Climate change threatens EU biodiversity target: Britain
  • Tropical Forests Leak Nitrogen Back Into Atmosphere
  • Greenhouse Gas/Temp Feedback Mechanism May Raise Warming Further
  • Al Gore issues global warming wake-up call at Cannes

  • Surrey Satellite Acquires Enhanced Imaging From Sira
  • NASA GOES Mission Goes On Schedule
  • Digital Globe European Partner To Supply Sat Imagery To European Commission
  • UN puts world fish monitoring data on Internet

  • Amid tension, Japan, China talk about energy-saving
  • GE to invest 50 mln dlrs in environment-related R and D in China
  • EU offers tips on cutting greenhouse gases
  • US oil and gas industry heads into hurricane season still weak

  • World must do more to provide drugs for children with AIDS: report
  • UN conference to assess HIV-AIDS programs worldwide
  • New Vaccine Development Provides Potent Long-Lasting Immunity
  • No Cancer Link For Pot Smokers

  • Overfishing Puts Southern California Kelp Forest Ecosystems At Risk
  • Live Via Satellite: Scientists To Track Caspian Sea Sturgeons
  • Brazil Creates Buffer Zone Around Coral Reefs Off Atlantic Coast
  • How Ancient Whales Lost Their Legs, Got Sleek And Conquered The Oceans

  • Managing Indian E-Waste
  • Finland hopes to clean up Russian shipping in Baltic
  • Exxon Valdez Oil Found In Tidal Feeding Grounds Of Ducks, Sea Otters
  • Test For Dioxin Sensitivity In Wildlife Could Result From New Study

  • When It Comes To Privacy, Gender Matters
  • Cure For Reading Glasses May Be In View
  • Robotic Joystick Reveals How Brain Controls Movement
  • MIT Poet Develops 'Seeing Machine'

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2006 - SpaceDaily.AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA PortalReports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additionalcopyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement