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EU Emitters Face Deadline as CO2 Rises Above Recession

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 30, 2010

More than 11,000 emitters face rising carbon prices and a European deadline today for handing over permits to the world’s largest cap-and-trade system.

European Union carbon-dioxide allowances for December are up 20 percent this month, twice as much as Brent crude,...

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Subject Tags: European Union

Bharatbook : Policies Driving the Growth of Carbon Trading Markets

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 29, 2010

Bharatbook added a new report on "Global Carbon Policy Handbook 2010 - Policies Driving the Growth of Carbon Trading Markets" which gives the investment growth in Carbon Trading Markets.

Global Carbon Policy Handbook 2010 - Policies Driving the Growth of Carbon Trading...

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EU greenhouse gas emissions down 11 percent

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 2, 2010

Greenhouse gas emissions from major European polluters fell 11 percent last year as the economic downturn reduced demand for energy and manufactured goods, according to a report released Thursday.

Carbon trading consultancy Point Carbon said European companies...

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India threatens to move WTO on carbon tax issue

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 29, 2010

India has warned that it could exercise the option of moving the WTO Dispute Settlement Body if the European Union and the US impose carbon tax on Indian exports.

“If they impose such a tax, we will take them to the WTO dispute settlement forum,” the Environment...

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EU climate chief wants Europe to 'lead by example'

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 9, 2010

BRUSSELS, March 9 (Reuters) - Europe's new climate chief sought to reinvigorate international climate talks on Tuesday, laying out a strategy for the EU to lead the world by example.

With talks blocked by inaction in the United States, the global economic crisis and...

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Subject Tags: European Union

EU to issue climate warning, target CO2 loopholes

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 9, 2010

BRUSSELS - Loopholes in the United Nations climate treaties could actually amount to an increase in global climate-warming emissions and the chance to rein in temperatures may be slipping away, a draft European Union report showed.

“Optimistic assessments...indicate...

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EU-India trade deal 'by Oct'

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 5, 2010

THE European Union expects to clinch a free trade pact with India by October, the EU's trade chief said on Thursday, as the 27-member trading bloc pushes to secure new markets across Asia.

'The deal should be done by the next summit between the EU and India in October...

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Subject Tags: European Union , India , Labor

Controversy mounts in EU over fall-out from biofuel

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 12, 2010

Fresh controversy is mounting within the European Union over biofuels and their unintended impact on tropical forests and wetlands, documents show.

One leaked document from the EU's executive, the European Commission, suggests biofuel from...

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EU agrees to make lowest climate offer to U.N.

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 28, 2010

The European Union has decided to stick to its lowest offer for cutting carbon emissions under a U.N climate accord, but will maintain a conditional pledge to do more if others follow suit, EU diplomats said on Wednesday.

Their comments after EU ambassadors met in...

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European Union unlikely to extend emissions cuts: Ministers

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 17, 2010

The European Union (EU) is unlikely to raise its commitment to cut carbon emissions by 30% from 20% until other countries show greater willingness to follow suit, ministers said on Saturday.

The EU has set a target of cutting carbon dioxide (CO2) by 20% from 1990...

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Subject Tags: European Union