Day: 21 May 1999
OECD presents recent country experiences in Domestic Emissions Trading Systems
At its last meeting, the Annex I Expert Group on the UNFCCC held a roundtable discussion where seven countries presented their recent experience as well as current thinking on domestic emissions trading systems - edie provides links to these presentations.
IEA reports on international developments in energy efficiency
Many new energy efficiency policies and measures have been implemented recently in International Energy Agency (IEA) Member countries. However, additional efforts still need to be made if countries are to meet their Kyoto targets, according to the latest Energy Efficiency Update from the IEA.
Prodi called to create sustainable development Commissioner
The European Environmental Bureau, a federation of 132 environmental organisations in Europe, has called on the incoming President of the European Commission to appoint a Commissioner for sustainable development and environmental policy integration.
GM corn can kill Monarch butterflies
A widely-used commercial corn, genetically modified to produce a bacterial toxin to protect against corn pests, has an unwanted side effect: its pollen kills monarch butterfly larvae in laboratory tests, according to a Cornell University report published in the science journal Nature.
US criticises EU Move to Limit Emissions Trading
The United States Government has expressed disappointment at Monday's statement of the European Union seeking to restrict the use of emissions trading under the Kyoto Protocol, and force all states to account for at least 50% of their target by domestic emissions reductions.
Action inspires action. Stay ahead of the curve with sustainability and energy newsletters from edieSubscribe