Rio+20 Green Economy
The UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro laid the groundwork for an international agreement on sustainable development.
By signing the resulting Framework Convention on Climate Change, participating countries for the first time acknowledged their shared obligation under international law to find solutions to global environmental problems – above all, global warming caused by greenhouse gases. However, it has proved difficult to translate this international commitment into concrete measures at the ensuing annual UN climate conferences.
One of the few environmental targets agreed by the international community up to now is the two-degree target. With it, more than 190 countries have agreed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in order to limit global warming to less than two degrees more than the level before the beginning of industrialization. Industrialized nations have a particularly important role to play in this regard. Specific reduction targets are set out in the Kyoto Protocol, which is due to expire at the end of 2012. European Union countries have also agreed to reduce their CO2 emissions by at least 20 percent by 2020 compared with the level in 1990.
Bosch goes „green“
Bosch has been committed to the basic principles of the green economy for many years.