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Greenhouse gas emissions dropped in Europe for the third consecutive year as the European Union announced on Friday that it is on track to meet its long-term climate goal.
European Union Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said on Friday that the world faces its final opportunity to reach an agreement to combat global climate change during an upcoming UN-led meeting in Copenhagen in December.
The European Union on Wednesday agreed to a package of bills to enable EU governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent by 2020.
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.
On Wednesday the European Commission approved plans to ban the import of seal pelts that have undergone extreme suffering when being killed. The ban may cause trade conflicts with hunting countries.
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 EU's chief environmental official urged the United States and Australia to do more to cut greenhouse gases, saying Monday their cooperation was critical in the fight against global warming.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - One in 20 European Union beaches failed to meet EU cleanliness standards in 2005, with pollution for swimmers in lakes and rivers worse than the year before, the EU's environment chief said on Friday.
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.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Italy faces the prospect of daily fines for failing to comply with rulings by the European Union's top court that it broke EU environment laws, the bloc's executive said on Friday.
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