Fuel oil spill in Mexico, preparations for climate adaptation summit, among other news
Fuel oil spill in Mexico, preparations for climate adaptation summit, among other news .
New color code for recycling in Colombia
As of January 1, 2021, Colombians must separate their waste by color in white, black and green containers . The Ministry of Environment made this decision in order to facilitate the work of collection service providers to make it more functional. By unifying it throughout the national territory, it will allow it to be done continuously.
The separation will be done as follows:
White: clean and dry usable waste, such as plastic, glass, metals, paper and cardboard.
Black: unusable waste such as toilet paper; napkins, papers, and cardboard contaminated with food; metallic papers, among others. In this bag or container, the COVID-19 waste such as face masks, gloves, among others, should also be disposed .
Green: usable organic waste such as food waste, lawn mowing and garden pruning waste, etc.
— Minambiente Colombia (@MinAmbienteCo) December 30, 2020
Fuel oil spill threatens the environment in Mexico
On December 30, 2020, a pipe loaded with almost 60 thousand liters of fuel oil was hit by a train in Salamanca , causing it to overturn and spill the hydrocarbon.
For Carlos Álvarez Flores, founder of Grupo Ambientalista México, Comunicación y Ambiente, it is extremely important that the authorities act immediately, as this fact can pose a great threat to the environment.
Up to now, the company Transportes CAS has carried out the cleaning with sand and sawdust so that the product does not fall into the sewer .
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UN prepares for the Second United Nations World Conference on Sustainable Transport
The event was supposed to take place on May 5-7, 2020 in Beijing, China, but the COVID-19 health emergency changed plans. That is why the UN advances preparations for it to be carried out in 2021.
Taking into account that, according to the organization, transport produces almost a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions , this event is extremely important to achieve the Sustainable Development agenda for 2030.
#En2021, el mundo se reunirá en la Conferencia de la ONU sobre Transporte Sostenible.
El transporte produce casi ¼ de las emisiones globales de gases de efecto invernadero.
— Programa ONU Medio Ambiente (@unep_espanol) December 31, 2020
Climate Adaptation Summit is coming
This event will take place on January 25 and will be held virtually in order to comply with the measures against COVID-19 . Hosted by the Netherlands, the Summit will bring together world leaders to launch a “ comprehensive Adaptation Action Agenda that sets out clear commitments to new concrete efforts and partnerships to make our world more resilient to the effects of climate change. ”, According to the event's website.
Some of the leaders who have confirmed their attendance at the event are Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina .
El llamado es a reconstruir mejor en la recuperación de la #COVID19.
— Programa ONU Medio Ambiente (@unep_espanol) December 30, 2020