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October 1, 2015
The European Union’s competitiveness council, made up of Europe’s ministers of economic affairs, has held an informal debate, with the participation of representatives from...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Cefic-EU-ETS-reform-must-be-compatible-with-a-competitive-industry_74109.html
September 28, 2015
Brazil has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 37% by 2025 and 43% by 2030. Dilma Rousseff, president of Brazil, made the announcement in a speech Sunday at the plenary...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Brazil-pledges-43-percent-reduction-in-GHG-emissions-by-2030_74013.html
September 24, 2015
The European Council, the institution of the heads of state or government of the EU member states, will create a market stability reserve (MSR) for the European Union Emissions...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/European-emissions-trading-market-stability-reserve-approved_73794.html
September 8, 2015
Neste (Espoo, Finland) broke ground on world's first biobased liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) facility at Rotterdam, the company announced. The €60 million ($66.9 million) facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Neste-breaks-ground-on-biobased-LPG-manufacturing-facility-at-Rotterdam-site_73475.html
August 3, 2015
UN member states have agreed on the draft outcome document of a new sustainable development agenda. The deal provides momentum for a new, universal climate change agreement at a UN...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/UN-member-states-agree-on-sustainable-development-goals_72689.html
July 15, 2015
The proposals made by the European Commission for reform of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) will considerably increase the financial burden for energy-intensive industries...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/VCI-Reform-of-ETS-will-considerably-increase-the-financial-burden-for-energy-intensive-industries_72153.html
July 8, 2015
The European Parliament on Wednesday endorsed reforming the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), following informal agreement with the European Council. The reform involves reducing the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/European-Parliament-adopts-MSR-industry-says-it-will-not-reduce-emissions-but-will-drive-up-costs_72009.html
June 19, 2015
The European Commission has requested Germany to ensure the full transposition of the European Union’s energy efficiency directive, under which EU member states must meet certain...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/European-Commission-takes-action-against-Germany-Greece-over-energy-efficiency-directive_71475.html
June 16, 2015
The Plastics Industry Recycling Action Plan (Pirap) was launched on Tuesday by Plastics 2020, which includes the British Plastics Federation (BPF), the Packaging and Films Association...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Plastics-2020-launches-plastics-industry-recycling-action-plan_71360.html
June 15, 2015
A peak in worldwide energy-related emissions could be achieved as early as 2020 and at no net economic cost, says the International Energy Agency (IEA; London) in a special report on...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/International-Energy-Agency-highlights-likely-success-factors-for-Paris-climate-summit_71317.html
June 11, 2015
Renewable energy targets are now a defining feature of the global energy landscape, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena; Abu Dhabi). A new report from Irena...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Irena-report-Fourfold-increase-in-countries-with-renewable-energy-targets-versus-2005-level_71177.html
June 9, 2015
The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena; Abu Dhabi) has released a report on renewables and electricity storage, part of the agency’s REmap 2030 program. The report...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Irena-releases-roadmap-on-renewable-energy-storage_71104.html
June 8, 2015
Leaders of seven of the world’s largest economies, meeting in Elmau, Germany, yesterday, expressed support for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40-70% by 2050. The leaders emphasized that “deep cuts in global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are required with decarbonization of the global economy over the course of this century.” Germany’s chemical industry association (VCI) noted the lack of identified concrete steps to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/G7-Leaders-commit-to-40-70-percent-GHG-reductions-by-2050_71073.html
June 4, 2015
Molycorp, the sole US-based maker of rare earth oxides, is preparing to file for bankruptcy, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The company had $1.7 billion in debt and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Report-Rare-earths-producer-Molycorp-on-verge-of-bankruptcy_71024.html
June 4, 2015
The Federation of German Industries (BDI; Berlin) and the trade union IG BCE (Hanover), representing workers in the chemical, mining, and energy sectors, have released the results of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Germany-Industry-association-trade-union-call-for-more-effective-ways-to-reduce-carbon-dioxide-emissions_71001.html
June 2, 2015
The European Parliament’s committee on industry, research, and energy, in a draft opinion, has called on the parliament’s environment, public health, and food safety...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/European-Parliament-committee-calls-for-action-on-climate-change_70936.html
June 2, 2015
The World Bank has invited Germany to join its "Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition," a new initiative for the development and introduction of an effective global price for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Germany-joins-World-Bank-initiative-for-a-global-carbon-pricing-market_70939.html
June 1, 2015
Six major oil and gas companies have called on governments and on the United Nations framework convention on climate change (UNFCCC) to introduce pricing systems for carbon, where they...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Oil-and-gas-majors-call-for-carbon-pricing_70871.html
June 1, 2015
The environment committee of the European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favor of a reform of the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). The text negotiated...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/European-Parliament-committee-backs-ETS-reform_70870.html
May 22, 2015
The two-day Business Climate Summit took place this week in Paris, bringing together 2,000 international business leaders, policymakers, and investors. The summit was opened by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Business-Climate-Summit-calls-on-policymakers-to-take-action-on-climate-change_70632.html
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