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Public hearing of environmental standards of air quality

A standard for pollutants emissions control from fixed and mobile sources

In recent days the public hearing of the environmental standards of air quality was conducted, a session in which the players involved were the Ministry of Energy and Mines, Ministry of Public Works and Communications, the Dominican Institute for Quality –INDOCAL–, the Dominican Petroleum Refinery, the Dominican Barrick Gold and monitoring companies of environmental quality.

This proposed standard would replace –if approved– the NA-AI-001-03 standard. Its aim is to establish the maximum concentration values ​​of air pollutants allowed in order to ensure human health and the environment. It simultaneously introduces the following Articles 4, 5, 5.1, 5.2, 6 and 6.1. (more…)

More than 20 years for the signing of agreement on climate

Are there really conditions and will to address climate change?

After spending more than two decades of climate summits, including the Earth Summit and the Kyoto Protocol, and twelve months of intense diplomatic efforts to reach a climate agreement, finally, since mid-December 2015, one of the most important achievements of the UN was that in Paris 195 countries agreed and signed a pact in favor of climate.

Faced with the constant threat of climate change for humanity itself and for the planet, the chief executives, international organizations, specialized organizations, investors and entrepreneurs and acknowledged pokesperson on this topic, among others, have gradually been showing great concerns over the issue of greenhouse gases. (more…)