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    Waste prevention: EU action plan

    Waste prevention: EU action plan

    A recent study by the European Commission supports EU Member States in designing and implementing waste prevention programmes by the end of 2013.

    A global alliance to save water

    A global alliance to save water

    The US is spearheading the development of a global alliance of governments, corporations, and NGOs to harness new technologies for water management around the globe.

    The EU patents plants and animals

    The EU patents plants and animals

    A report by “No Patents on Seeds” focuses on patents connected to the conventional breeding of plants and animals granted by, or applied for at the European Patent Office in 2011.

    Melting polar ice raises oceans level

    Melting polar ice raises oceans level

    A recent publication shows that high mountain areas are not losing nearly as much water to the ocean as Earth’s polar regions.

    Tax breaks put pressure on UK carbon budgets

    Tax breaks put pressure on UK carbon budgets

    Figures show that over 495 million tonnes of CO2 are likely to be emitted as a direct result of tax breaks for oil and gas unveiled in the new Budget by UK Chancellor George Osborne.

    The UN helps people in dry lands

    The UN helps people in dry lands

    A Programme of Cooperation by UNDP and UNCCD addresses poverty in areas affected by desertification and land degradation, also in view of the current scenarios of climate change.

    UN’s guidelines to limit farmland grab

    UN’s guidelines to limit farmland grab

    The adoption of voluntary guidelines was proposed by the United Nations in order to regulate the growing trend of so-called farmland grabs.

    Sea pollution needs better monitoring

    Sea pollution needs better monitoring

    A recent paper points out how regulatory frameworks and monitoring programmes still fail to address the full range of pollutants potentially damaging for Europe’s seas.

    How much are oceans worth?

    How much are oceans worth?

    The cost of damage deriving from global warming to world oceans could reach $2 trillion a year by 2100 if greenhouse emissions are not reduced.

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