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European Union to help Indian firms with clean technologies

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 18, 2011

The European Union (EU) Thursday set up a new business and technology centre in this tech hub to help Indian companies adopt clean technologies for protecting the environment.

"We expect the new centre to foster links between European and Indian businesses and...

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EU energy commissioner unwilling to push for 30 per cent carbon cuts

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 12, 2011

Guenther Oettinger, the EU's energy commissioner, has signaled opposition to British, French and German calls to cut carbon emissions by 30 per cent by 2020.
Last year, the UK, French and German governments, as well as a large coalition of businesses and...

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Subject Tags: Business , European Union

Energy security tops agenda during EU leaders meet

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 5, 2011

In order to find ways to boost innovation and ensure energy security, European Union leaders are all set to meet in Brussels under...

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Subject Tags: energy , European Union

U.N. talks to delay CO2 market deal for forests: EU

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 6, 2010

The European Union wants to delay a deal to use carbon markets to reward countries which protect their tropical forests, beyond U.N. climate talks in Cancun, said EU climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard.

The aim of a U.N. deal on tropical forests is to pay countries...

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Loans make up half of new EU climate aid for 2010

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 1, 2010

The European Union said on Tuesday it provided 2.2 billion euros ($2.87 billion) in extra aid in 2010 to help developing nations combat climate change and defended the use of loans for half the total.

The United Nations said a flow of new funds, promised at a summit in...

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India, EU pact won’t be ready before Dec summit

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 26, 2010

Negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) between India and the European Union (EU), which began in 2007, cannot be concluded by 10 December, when a summit between the two sides is scheduled to start.


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EU launches '13 ban on disputed HFC carbon offsets

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 25, 2010

The European Union's executive Commission has proposed banning from 2013 the most common types of carbon offsets, mostly from India and China, in order to boost money flowing to offset projects in...

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Excess Emission Rights Are Flaw of Kyoto Climate Treaty, EU Official Says

By : Preeti Aggarwal, Oct 27, 2010

Surplus emission rights granted to nations are a “major flaw” of the climate-protection Kyoto Protocol that must be solved if the treaty is to be extended beyond 2012, a senior European Union official said.

“We’re talking about 10 billion tons of carbon dioxide;...

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Subject Tags: European Union

IITM-EU chart monsoon variability in India

By : Preeti Aggarwal, Oct 14, 2010

City-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) has come together with the European Union (EU) for a project to understand the variability of monsoon in India over the last three years.

"The tie-up began in 2008 and is part of the Indo-EU collaboration on...

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EU will adopt carbon tariffs: Milne

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 5, 2010

Greens senator Christine Milne says it is inevitable that countries that do take action on climate change will look to pass on the cost by imposing tariffs on polluting industries.

The comments come after Trade Minister Craig Emerson on Sunday said carbon tariffs were...

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Subject Tags: European Union