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Rio20 should set RE, EE goals

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • October 2 2011

The European Parliament adopted a resolution September 29 advising that next year’s Rio20 sustainable development conference results in accountable global targets for renewable energy and energy efficiency

EU diplomatic corps should focus more on climate risks

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • July 24 2011

A yet to be released EU Commission paper will make a number of recommendations to strengthen the European External Action Service (EEAS), an independent institution that functions as a foreign service for the European Union

EU ETS airline challenges

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union, USA
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  • April 1 2012

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman John Mica (R-FL) and U.S. airline representatives March 28 urged the administration to use an international aviation treaty to challenge the European Union’s plan to include American carriers in its Emissions Trading System

EU ship fuel standards

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • February 19 2012

On February 16, the European Parliament's environment committee voted 4815 to follow the United State’s example and surpass International Maritime Organization standards by only permitting ships using fuel with very low levels of sulfur

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

EU Parliament committee asks for tougher transportation standards

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • November 27 2011

On November 22, by a vote of 35-5, the European Parliament’s transportation committee passed a resolution calling on the European Commission to introduce legislative proposals to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from road transportation by 20 percent and from aviation and shipping by 30 percent compared to a 2010 baseline

EU ETS Airlines in unified registry

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • February 5 2012

The European Commission announced January 30 that airlines covered under the European Union Emissions Trading System can now open accounts to track their emissions allowances in a unified registry

EU airline rule could be altered

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • February 12 2012

Jos Delbeke, director general of the European Commission’s climate department said February 7 that the International Civil Aviation Organization has a last chance to forestall the full inclusion of airlines in the European Union’s Emissions Trading System for greenhouse gases if it can agree on concrete emissions cutting measures within six to eight months

EU airline decision unchanged

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union, USA
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  • January 22 2012

The European Commission sent a letter January 16 to U.S. Secretaries of State and Transportation asserting that it will not change its decision to include U.S. airlines in the European Union Emissions trading System

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