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G8 Summit Opens With Climate Target Up in the Air

G8 Summit Opens With Climate Target Up in the Air

TOYAKO, Japan, July 7, 2008 (ENS) – Climate change and world hunger, oil production and rice production, energy security and disaster reduction – all these environmental issues were discussed by leaders of the world’s wealthiest countries today, the opening day of the Group of Eight, G8, Summit at the Windsor Hotel Toya Resort and Spa…

G8 Environment Ministers Agree on 2050 Climate Goal

G8 Environment Ministers Agree on 2050 Climate Goal

KOBE, Japan, May 27, 2008 (ENS) – Environment ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations concluded a three-day meeting in Kobe Monday with an agreement on the long-term goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2050. But the ministers failed to support specific emissions reduction targets for 2020, as recommended last year…

Europe to Trade More Greenhouse Gases, Use More Biofuels

Europe to Trade More Greenhouse Gases, Use More Biofuels

BRUSSELS, Belgium, January 24, 2008 (ENS) – The European Commission has released a set of proposals to expand the current greenhouse gas Emission Trading System to combat global warming and promote renewable energy in the period beyond 2012, when the present trading period ends. At a news conference introducing the proposals Wednesday, Environment Commissioner Stavros…