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Corporate sustainability reporting partnership
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global, South Africa, Brazil, Denmark, France
  • 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


Cities reducing emissions
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global, USA
  • 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


Climate change envoy warns of tipping point
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global
  • 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
  • Global
  • 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
  • Global, USA
  • 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
  • Global
  • 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 renewable investment grows, future still uncertain
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global
  • 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
  • Global
  • 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
  • Canada, Global
  • 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
  • Global
  • 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