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    Airlines and boats fight against climate change

    Airlines and boats fight against climate change

    Published submissions from the International Civil Aviation Organization and the International Maritime Organization on information relevant to emissions from fuel used for international aviation and maritime transport.

    Environmentalists blame EU on biofuels stall

    Environmentalists blame EU on biofuels stall

    An extraordinary ‘orientation meeting’ between the EU’s 27 commissioners has instructed the EU executive’s energy and climate departments to sit down and jointly draft a proposal addressing indirect land use changes caused by biofuels.

    UN calls for sustainable consumption

    UN calls for sustainable consumption

    The Report released at Stockholm+40, presents an overview of efforts worldwide to shift towards sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns which aims to identify effective policies.

    Unclear outcome for Earth Summit talks

    Unclear outcome for Earth Summit talks

    Some of the main proposals in a draft text for negotiation at a UN sustainable development conference next month are being watered down at informal talks in New York, observers say, heightening fears the summit will fail to deliver.

    EU MEPs ask for lower tax on recycled products

    EU MEPs ask for lower tax on recycled products

    The European Parliament’s environment committee backed a proposed resource efficiency roadmap for Europe, marking an important step in EU policymakers’ efforts to decouple natural resource use from economic growth.

    US firms under fire in EU bio-patent war

    US firms under fire in EU bio-patent war

    The European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich revoked a patent on animal breeding (EP 1257168) for US company Inguran and its affiliate XY LLC which covers a process in animal breeding, which enables the selection of the sex of offspring.

    The US government bets on bioeconomy

    The US government bets on bioeconomy

    Recently, the Obama Administration announced its commitment to strengthening bioscience research as a major driver of American innovation and economic growth.

    IEA: clean development still too slow

    IEA: clean development still too slow

    While progress is being made on renewable energy, most clean energy technologies are not being deployed quickly enough, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in an annual progress report.

    OCSE: EU aid policy needs to be reformed

    OCSE: EU aid policy needs to be reformed

    A DAC’s Review of the Development Co-operation Policies and Programmes of the European Union notes that since the last review, the EU has taken steps to make its aid more effective and give it more impact.

    The EU blamed for trading food for biofuels

    The EU blamed for trading food for biofuels

    A new ActionAid report reveals that the EU continues to ignore that its biofuels policies are driving up global food prices and pushing people in poor countries off their land.

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