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Climate change envoy warns of tipping point

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

United Nations special envoy on climate change Gro Harlem Brundtland said June 21 that the Rio20 summit agreement on sustainable development risks overlooking environmental tipping points and plenary limits in favor of economic and social factors

200 action pledges

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

The U.N. Global Compact initiative, a United Nations-led initiative involving nearly 7,000 businesses, presented U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon with more than 200 company action commitments as well as public policy recommendations on sustainable development June 21 at the Rio20 summit

US pledges $2 billion for sustainable development

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

The United States Department of State pledged at the Rio20 summit June 21 $2 billion in grants, loans, and loan guarantees to Sustainable Energy for All, an international initiative aimed at supporting development and clean energy projects launched by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon last September

Dramatic impacts of global energy efficient lighting

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

The U.N. Environment Program announced at the Rio20 conference June 21 that a transition to energy-efficient lighting could reduce global electricity consumption by 5 percent and save more than $110 billion a year

Global garbage growing

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

The World Bank released a report June 6 concluding that urban expansion and continuing economic growth in the developing world will accelerate solid waste generation, increasing it by about 70 percent by 2025

Smart agriculture reduces energy use

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

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization released a report June 14 urging countries to push for smart farming methods like more efficient food transport and distribution, low-energy practices, and the use of modern technologies

Global renewable energy capacity grows as well

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Global
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  • June 17 2012

The U.N. Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) released the Renewables 2012 Global Status Report June 11, finding that worldwide renewable energy capacity totaled more than 1,360 gigawatts in 2011, or one quarter of the world’s entire power-generating capacity, with non-hydropower renewables accounting for 390 GW

WTO to rule on Ontario domestic content rules in November

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Canada, Global
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  • June 17 2012

A dispute panel at the World Trade Organization announced plans to issue a ruling in November on the European Union and Japan’s joint filing challenging the Ontario's Feed-In Tariff program sourcing requirements and subsidies

IEA to work closely with developing nations in next quarter century

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Global
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  • June 17 2012

The International Energy Agency is seeking special arrangements with China, India, and emerging countries that are slated to be the biggest carbon dioxide emitters in the next 25 years as they are estimated to account for 90 of energy growth

Fears that climate change will be neglected at Rio20

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Global
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  • June 17 2012

Alexander Likhotal, president of Green Cross International, said June 11 that the upcoming U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development is effectively shunning the issue of climate change, citing the fact that only two, out of 120-plus, paragraphs mention climate change in the draft declaration