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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

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

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

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

Global renewable investment grows, future still uncertain

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

The United Nations Environment Program released Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2012 June 11, finding that global investment in renewable energy hit $257 billion in 2011, a 17 percent increase over 2010, led by $147 billion in solar technology investment from rooftop photovoltaic installations in Europe, PV systems in China and the UK, and utility-scale solar generation in the United States

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