Today, the United Nations Climate Change secretariat selected and announced two of myclimate projects as "<link http: unfccc.int secretariat momentum_for_change items external-link-new-window>Lighthouse Activities" that combat climate change and contribute to the local communities. Over 100 applicants have submitted and nine activities were finally selected. They were reviewed by an international advisory panel as part of the <link http: unfccc.int secretariat momentum_for_change items>UNFCCC’s Momentum for Change Initiative, which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The organic waste compost project in Nepal processes organic waste into compost reducing methane emissions. The compost is used by local farmers as a soil structure improver. The energy efficiency project for brick producers in Peru install new kilns to reduce fuel consumption.
The project will be presented to the international public at special events at the <link http: www.cop18.qa external-link-new-window>UN Climate Change Conference in Doha in November/December this year.