Europe

EBRD Seminar Discusses Second Generation Biofuels [viewed]

15 March 2013: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) organized a seminar, titled “Waste-to-Energy and Next-Generation Biofuels,” which brought together 18 agricultural companies, industry experts and investors from 12 countries to discuss the economic potential associated with agricultural residues, in particular for the production of second generation biofuels.

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EEA Report Highlights Shipping's Impact on Air Quality and Climate Change [viewed]

EEA14 March 2013: The European Environment Agency (EEA) has released a technical report that provides an overview on the state of knowledge on the impact of international shipping in European waters on air quality and climate change. The report calls for addressing both air pollution and greenhouse gases (GHGs) in an integrated manner.

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OECD-Italy EPR Highlights Progress toward Greening Growth [viewed]

OECDMarch 2013: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published the third review of Italy's environmental performance, including progress towards a green low-carbon economy and international commitments. The Environmental Performance Review (EPR) presents 29 recommendations on how performance could be improved.

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UNFCCC Publishes Liechtenstein's GHG Inventory Review Report [viewed]

11 March 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the centralized review of the 2012 annual submission of Liechtenstein (FCCC/ARR/2012/LIE), which states that total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions increased by 1.1% between 1990 and 2010.

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UNFCCC Publishes Lithuania's GHG Inventory Review Report [viewed]

8 March 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the centralized review of the 2012 annual submission of Lithuania (FCCC/ARR/2012/LTU), which found that Lithuania's total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions increased by 56.9% between 1990 and 2010.

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EBRD and EIB Support Thermal Power Plant Project in Slovenia [viewed]

8 March 2013: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) are to initiate support of a €1.2 billion thermal power plant and urban infrastructure project in Sostanj, Slovenia. EBRD will provide €200 million and the European Investment Bank (EIB) €550 million.

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Public Consultation Launched on Linking Australian, EU Emission Trading Systems [viewed]

5 March 2013: Australia's Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE) and the European Commission's Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA) have launched an online public consultation on registry options for linking the Australian and European Union emission trading systems.

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NOAK Study Calls for Ambitious Pledges to Boost Demand in Flagging Global Carbon Market [viewed]

6 March 2013: A report commissioned by the Nordic Working Group for Global Climate Negotiations (NOAK) analyses the status and outlook for the increasingly fragmented global carbon market, and identifies measures that could be taken to boost demand for carbon credits in the absence of an ambitious global climate policy.

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FAO Updates Database of Agriculture, Forestry and Land Mitigation Projects [viewed]

FAOMarch 2013: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has produced an updated assessment of the current status of land-based sectors in carbon markets through its Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture Project (MICCA). The report, titled "Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use Mitigation Project Database," presents analyses of project methodologies and sizes, as well as regional differences in project types and scheme development.

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Global Network of Basins Concludes First Meeting on Climate Adaptation [viewed]

21 February 2013: The first meeting of the Global Network of Basins on climate change adaptation was organized by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO).

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