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ICAO emissions reductions efforts

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union, Global
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  • July 1 2012

On June 29, the International Civil Aviation Organization's Ad Hoc Working Group on Market-Based Measures is working on three options for a global, market-based system for reducing airlines' greenhouse gas emissions, in order to defuse industry and government tension over the unilateral creation of an EU aviation emissions trading system

Rio20 commitments hard to track

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Global
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  • July 1 2012

Representatives from development banks and nonprofit groups said last week that tracking progress on the more than 700 voluntary commitments to sustainable development made at the Rio20 conference will be a challenge

Maritime energy efficiency

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Global
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  • July 1 2012

The International Maritime Organization said June 25 that improving energy efficiency of the shipping industry is an important part of its effort to ensure sustainable maritime development

Secretary General challenges Rio20 to act

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Global
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  • June 24 2012

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon opened the formal portion of the Rio20 sustainable development summit June 20, warning delegates that the world is watching to see if their words will translate into action

Consumer goods coalition deforestation initiative

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Global
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  • June 24 2012

On June 21, from the Rio20 conference, the 400 member companies of the Consumer Goods Forum announced a plan for a “zero net deforestation” in their supply chains by 2020

EU technical support

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union, Global
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  • June 24 2012

European Union Commissioner Andris Piebalgs announced at the Rio20 summit June 20 that the European Union will create an EU Technical Assistance Facility, initially worth $62.6 million over the next two years to provide access to sustainable energy services to 500 million people by 2030

$175 billion for sustainable transportation

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Global
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  • June 24 2012

The world’s eight largest multilateral development banks, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the African Development Bank, the Development Bank of Latin America, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Islamic Development Bank, pledged June 20 at the Rio20 sustainable development conference to invest $175 billion by 2022 in sustainable transportation systems, thus reducing deaths related to air pollution and traffic accidents

Corporate sustainability reporting partnership

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Brazil, Denmark, France, Global, South Africa
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  • June 24 2012

Brazil, Denmark, France, and South Africa announced a partnership June 20 at the Rio20 Conference to encourage sustainability reporting as a standard practice among companies

Corporate water sustainability

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Global
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  • June 24 2012

During the June 15-18 Corporate Sustainability Forum in Rio de Janeiro, forty five CEOs representing global companies that are significant water users sent world governments a statement that calls on them to make global water sustainability and safety top policy priorities

Cities reducing emissions

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Global, USA
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  • June 24 2012

In June 19 remarks delivered at the opening ceremony of a C40 group of cities climate change meeting in Rio de Janeiro, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that a coalition of the world’s largest cities is advancing toward its goal of reducing annual greenhouse gas emissions by 250 MMT by 2020 and could quadruple that amount by 2030