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Mapping tool launched
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • December 18 2011

The European Environment Agency launched an online tool December 13 to bring together vast amounts of data about the global environment in a user-friendly visual format


EU technical support
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, Global
  • 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 e-waste and biocidal revisions
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • January 22 2012

The European Union Parliament endorsed January 19 updated electronic waste collection targets for EU countries and approved a revised system for authorizing biocidal products


Draft European Commission report calls for increased GHG reductions
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • January 22 2012

The European Commission is set to release an analysis arguing that the European Union should increase its 2020 goal for greenhouse gas emissions reductions


ICAO emissions reductions efforts
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, Global
  • 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


EU shipping emissions regulations to be released in 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • January 22 2012

On January 19, the European Union announced it will consider proposals on how to regulate international shipping’s greenhouse gas emissions, and publish those standards by year-end


Sustainable EU production and consumption needed
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • January 22 2012

The European Commission released a consultation document January 11 calling on the European to adopt more ambitious and challenging policy plans to increase resource efficiency and reduce environmental harm


EU cars on GHG reduction track
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • June 24 2012

The European Environment Agency published figures June 20 finding that new cars sold in the European Union in 2011 emitted an average of 3.3 percent less carbon dioxide than cars sold the previous year


EU airline decision unchanged
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • 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


Positive results from tax reevaluation
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • January 15 2012

The European Environment Agency published a study January 9 concluding that households in some European Union countries could see their incomes rise by up to 6.5 percent by 2020 if the EU increases environmental taxes and reduces income taxes