24, 25 and 26 october, 2007
Palais des Congrés of Montréal - Canada
► Parallel session 2
A. RENEWABLE ENERGY
From China to Europe to North America, governments are setting aggressive renewable energy targets, driving new investment in wind, solar and other clean energy sources. As technological breakthroughs bring down costs and open new zero-carbon pathways, renewables can play a significant role in addressing climate change while meeting the growing demand for energy.
B. TRANSPORTATION EFFICIENCY
With the number of motor vehicles worldwide projected to top 1 billion by 2025, improved vehicle efficiency is key to raising air quality, strengthening energy security, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As automakers introduce hybrid vehicles and explore other new technologies, governments are debating how best to drive quick and dramatic improvements in transportation efficiency.
Deforestation is the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. Improved forest management can reduce emissions while preserving biodiversity and contributing to sustainable rural economies. New policies and international strategies are needed to support efforts in tropical forest countries and to ensure that the climate benefits are real and sustained.