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Due to the 2008-2009 economic crisis global CO?emissions decreased for the first time since 1990, but a large rebound is anticipated in 2010 While carbon dioxide emissions in non-Annex I countries continued to grow in 2009 (+3.3%), emissions of Annex I countries fell sharply (-6.5%), according to a new publication from the International Energy Agency. Most of the reduction, however, comes from a decrease in the energy consumption due to the 2008-2009 economic crisis.
Op initiatief van Vlaams minister-president Kris PEETERS heeft de Vlaamse Regering vandaag een principieel akkoord bereikt voor de uitwerking en operationalisering van een groene waarborg door PMV.
As we prepare for a future yet unwritten, a cascade of uncertainty presents itself - the future structure of our society and economies is uncertain; the environmental changes that may result are uncertain; and how we might react or adapt to such environmental changes is also uncertain. Against the backdrop of these and many other uncertainties, long-term analysis can help create more robust environmental policy and the space for innovative thinking.
The condition of Europe’s soil is under pressure with its deterioration costing the EU up to €38 billion a year, says a report unveiled in Berlin today. The report, published by green groups EEB and DNR, says an EU-wide Soil Directive should be backed by member states to ensure soil is protected like other natural resources such as water or air.
Dealing with large quantities of unwanted (and sometimes toxic) waste is often difficult – but it becomes even more complicated when people live in isolated communities, in extreme environments hundreds of kilometres from the nearest treatment plant. This is the subject of a new film considering waste management in Greenland, entitled ‘Mission Greenland – for a cleaner future’.

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