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2008-09-12 12:00:18

Pavan Sukhdev, Study Leader for a report jointly sponsored by the European Commission and the German government on the economic impacts of biodiversity loss will be in Washington on September 16 for meetings with the World Bank and the Global Forest Leaders Forum. The study, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB), was commissioned by German Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel and European Commissioner for the Environment Stavros Dimas and will be finalized in 2009. But...

2008-07-08 09:00:51

The European Union's environmental commissioner, Stavros Dimas, has played down Polish fears that the European Emission Trading Scheme is tilted in favor of western European states and does not consider the concerns of members with high coal-based electricity generation capacity, according to Reuters. The news source reported that Poland, which sources around 90% of its electricity from coal-based sources, wants power companies to be issued free CO2 permits for longer to contain electricity...

2006-05-19 14:51:39

By Jeff Mason EISENSTADT, Austria (Reuters) - The European Union's environment chief said on Friday the United States was open to discussing a global greenhouse gas emissions market, but the U.S. government said it remained opposed to mandatory caps on emissions as called for by the Kyoto Protocol. EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas expressed optimism that the United States, China and India would be ready to discuss a global system that lets industries that cut their...

2005-09-22 12:48:31

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The European Union does not expect a binding agreement to emerge from major talks designed to find a way of replacing the Kyoto climate change accord, the EU's environment commissioner said on Thursday. Around 150 nations will gather in Montreal in late November to discuss a treaty to replace the Kyoto agreement, which is designed to curb emissions of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. Kyoto, which formally expires in 2012, does not cover developing...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.