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IWR: Kyoto Protocol will not achieve climate targets
Muenster - Representatives from 35 countries attended the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin to discuss international measures for climate protection. However, according to the IWR, a Renewable Energy Institute from Muenster, Germany, the experiences of the climate conferences of the past ten years indicate that the specified target of less than 2°C for future global warming will not be met. \"The fundamental problem is that the concept of the Kyoto Protocol, which requires countries to commit directly to reduce their CO2 emissions, simply does not work\", said IWR-Director Dr. Norbert Allnoch. Even Yvo de Boer, who has served for many years as Executive Secretary of UNFCCC, now considers the Kyoto Protocol to be \"dead in the water\". Instead of a system which imposes non-viable limitations on emissions, an agreement on the implementation of an investment policy promoting clean energy technologies would most likely trigger a positive international competition in the field. Allnoch: \"A green investment strategy with economic incentives would vastly increase acceptance and at the same time would contribute towards a reduction of carbon emissions worldwide.\"
IWR is predicting that, when it comes to levels of global carbon dioxide emissions, 2010 will turn out to be a new record year. Because of the financial and economic crisis, worldwide emissions of CO2 in 2009 fell to 31.1 billion tonnes, a slight drop on the 31.5 billion tonnes emitted in 2008. At the same time, comparison of the figures with those for 1990 (22.7 billion tonnes) shows that by 2009, emissions had increased by 37%. \"Our initial estimates suggest that, because of the international economic recovery, total worldwide emissions of carbon dioxide could for the first time exceed 32 billion tones in 2010\", explained Allnoch.
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Muenster, July 5, 2011
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About Internationales Wirtschaftsforum Regenerative Energien (IWR)
In 1996, the International Economic Platform for Renewable Energies (IWR) was established as an independent and private service institution of the renewable energy industry. The IWR focuses on the fields of research, economic and policy consultation as well as media and international networks in the renewable or regenerative energies sector. One main objective of the IWR is to play an instrumental role in introducing and spreading awareness for an industrial, international business profile of the renewable energy industry.
Dr. Norbert Allnoch, Director of the International Economic Platform of Renewable Energies (IWR), 1995, on the definition: "According to our definition, the Renewable Energy Industry is one which takes an interdisciplinary approach to the issue of renewable energy supply (protecting both the climate and resources) and the construction of renewable plants and systems (industry policy for the three areas electricity, heat and fuel."Chronology of the Renewable Energy Industry - Important IWR contributions, including prizes and awards - 2007 Publication of the first structural analysis for a federal state according to the IWR-analysis method for renewable systems engineering and servicesï¿½(study "Zur Lage der regenerativen Energiewirtschaft in NRW" )2007 International network-contacts:IWR-director Dr. Allnoch speaks with King Harald V. of Norway and ï¿½slaug Haga, norwegian minister of energy Presentation of the network / RENIXX in the USA, dialogue with McGinty, environment minister of Pennsylvania2006 IWR starts renewable stock index RENIXXï¿½ (