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2977th ENVIRONMENT Council (PROVISIONAL VERSION), Brussels, 23.11.2009

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2977th ENVIRONMENT Council (PROVISIONAL VERSION), Brussels, 23.11.2009

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Background note – 2977th ENVIRONMENT Council meeting – Brussels, 23 November 2009

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AUDIOVISUAL NOTE, 2977th ENVIRONMENT Council meeting – Brussels, 23 November 2009 (10.30)

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"US and China disappoint the world", says Jo Leinen

"US and China disappoint the world", says Jo Leinen

“The biggest polluters turn out to become the biggest failures for climate protection”, commented EP Environment Committee Chair Jo Leinen (S&D, DE), on this weekends events. On the contrary, the December climate conference in Copenhagen “needs to become a success”, stressed Mr Leinen, who will chair the EP’s Copenhagen delegation. Source : © European Parliament

Agenda – 2977th ENVIRONMENT Council meeting – Brussels, 23 November 2009 (10.30)

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CO2: free allowances for industries that might otherwise leave the EU

CO2: free allowances for industries that might otherwise leave the EU

Industries that might leave the EU and hence escape its CO2 emission trading rules, could get up to 100% of their CO2 emission allowances for free, to encourage them to stay. A list of industry sectors and sub-sectors to be eligible for free allowances under the revised Emission Trading System (ETS) from 2013 was backed by the Environment Committee on Wednesday, in a bid to prevent relocation-driven “carbon leakage”

Fabrica Nokia de la Jucu a fost desemnata unul dintre liderii mondiali in "cladiri verzi"

Fabrica Nokia de la Jucu, judetul Cluj, a fost desemnata una dintre “cladirile verzi” de top din lume. Uzina a primit certificatul “Gold Rating for Leadership in Energy and Environment Design” (LEED), fiind prima institutie din Romania care intra in fruntea clasamentului privind grija pentru mediu. Ratingul “Gold” a fost acordat pentru constructie si design, de catre Consiliul SUA al Cladirilor Verzi (USGBC), anunta Reuters, citata de HotNews.ro.

Ambitious emission targets and funding commitments the key for Copenhagen

Ambitious emission targets and funding commitments the key for Copenhagen

Reaching an ambitious international agreement at the Copenhagen climate change conference will require emission reduction targets for developed and developing countries, financing commitments and sanctions for non-compliance.