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    The EU bans subsidies harming the environment

    The EU bans subsidies harming the environment

    The European Commission (EC) presented a new Environment Action Plan that should phase out environmentally harmful subsidies.

    FAO: depletion of forests is unsustainable

    FAO: depletion of forests is unsustainable

    A FAO study declared that an economy based on the continuously increasing depletion of natural resources is not sustainable.

    EC boosts efficency in car industry

    EC boosts efficency in car industry

    The European Commission (EC) tabled the CARS 2020 Action Plan aimed at reinforcing this industry’s competitiveness and sustainability heading towards 2020

    EU focuses on forest preservation

    EU focuses on forest preservation

    A new report has been presented at the European Parliament to support good forest governance and to tackle illegal timber trade.

    Fuel Consumption will be halved in 20 years

    Fuel Consumption will be halved in 20 years

    According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) two last reports, oil consumption will be halved by 2050 by adopting the right policies to promote new technolgies.

    The importance of sustainability in EU

    The importance of sustainability in EU

    Personal vehicles in Europe continue to create high quantity of pollution and congestion, as highlighted during the 2012 European Mobility Week (EMW).

    New Declaration for natural capital

    New Declaration for natural capital

    Financial sector signs a Declaration to demonstrate his commitment at the Rio+ 20 Earth Summit to work towards integrating Natural Capital considerations into financial products and services.

    WWF: unsustainable consumes rythm

    WWF: unsustainable consumes rythm

    According to a new report by WWF, humanity is using 50 per cent more resources than the Earth can provide and by 2030 two planets will not be sufficient to support global demand.

    Green construction strategy for EU

    Green construction strategy for EU

    A new strategy by the Commission has been tabled to boost sustainable competitiveness of the construction sector and its enterprises, stimulating favourable investment conditions.

    EU: Smart cities, green cities

    EU: Smart cities, green cities

    A new innovation partnership scheme has announced by European Commission: for 2013, €365 million in EU funds have been earmarked for the development of ‘smart’ technologies in cities.

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