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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

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

Short-lived pollutants pledge

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Global, USA
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  • May 27 2012

Group of Eight leaders pledged at the conclusion of their May 18-19 meeting in Camp David, Maryland, to curb black carbon, methane, and other short-lived pollutants linked to carbon change

Global fossil fuel emissions rise

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Global, USA
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  • May 27 2012

On May 24, the International Energy Agency released a report finding that fossil fuel combustion’s worldwide carbon dioxide emissions reached 31.6 gigatons in 2011, up 3.2 from 2010 and a record

Short-lived pollutant coalition

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Colombia, European Union, Global, Japan, Nigeria, Norway, USA
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  • April 29 2012

Norway, Nigeria, Colombia, Japan, the European Commission, and the World Bank joined a coalition April 24 formed earlier this year by the United States and other countries to curb black carbon, methane, and hydrofluorocarbons

IFC green bonds launched

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Global, USA
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  • April 29 2012

On April 27, the International Finance Corporation, the World Bank's private sector affiliate, announced it has raised $500 million for climate-friendly investment in its first round of “green bonds”

US and Canada behind on enviro taxes

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Canada, Global, USA
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  • March 18 2012

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said March 15 that the United States and Canada lag behind many other counties in their use of environmental taxes to reduce pollution while raising government revenues

US Rio20 goals

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Global, USA
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  • February 26 2012

Assistant Secretary of Energy for Policy and International Affairs David Sandalow said February 22 that the United States will highlight the role of science and technical innovation in driving global sustainability efforts at the Rio20 conference in Brazil this June

Shale gas delays re market

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

The International Association for Energy Economics released a report January 19 concluding that the development of shale gas delays the market for low-emission technologies and renewable energy by up to two decades

Energy and climate debate - December 11, 2011

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Global, USA
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  • December 11 2011

Energy issues continued to take center stage last week as international leaders met to discuss a global climate agreement and Congressional officials continued work on tax extenders and appropriations measures