2012-4

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The costs of climate change

Climate change already causes about 400,000 deaths per year and a 1 per cent loss of global GDP. By 2030 human and monetary losses may double.
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Editorial: Difficult is not a strong enough reason to passively accept

Agriculture is the foundation of food production in a world that is facing the challenge of feeding nine billion people by 2050. However the agricultural sector is also responsible for significant emissions of the major greenhouse gases ..
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Tighter standards for PM proposed in the US

Strengthening the annual fine particle pollution standard will improve health protection and provide benefits worth billions of dollars.
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CDM Watch relaunched as Carbon Market Watch

CDM Watch has kept a close eye on the market for climate credits under the Climate Development Mechanism (CDM) since 2009. As the future for CDM is uncertain ..
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Back-load of 900 million allowances proposed

The European Commission proposed on 12 November the “back-loading” of 900 million carbon allowances. These are allowances originally intended to be used ..
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World Bank warns of 4-degree future

The World Bank report “Turn Down the Heat” highlights the consequences of the 4-degree warming the world is heading for possibly as early as the 2060s ..
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EU energy efficiency directive published

The EU energy efficiency directive, which was agreed in June, will come into force on 5 December 2012. Member states will have until June 2014 to transpose ..
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Is air quality in Europe getting any better?

In 2010, 90–95 per cent of the EU’s urban citizens were exposed to PM2.5 levels higher than the reference values recommended by the World Health Organization.
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Renewable energy law database launched

In mid-October the European Commission launched the RES Legal Europe database, which brings together all legislation on renewable energy generation in every member state ..
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First UK energy efficiency strategy

A transformation in the way energy is used across the UK economy could help boost growth and jobs, and investing in energy efficiency could save up to 22 power-stations-worth ..
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