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4 new man-made gases that harm ozone layer found, despite bans

A new study reveals that man-made gases in the atmosphere are harming the ozone layer, more than two decades after governments resolved to phase out ozone-destroying gases. Three of the types of gases discovered are chlorofluorocarbons (CFC), the compound found in aerosol sprays and refrigerator coolants that created holes in the ozone layer nearly 30 […]

Rhône-Alpes launches Regional Observatory of the Impacts of Climate Change

Warming of the climate is ongoing, and the preparation work for the Regional Climate Air and Energy Scheme of Rhône-Alpes (SRCAE) highlighted its already observed effects and their likely intensification in the future: rising average temperatures, melting

Commission welcomes approval of improved EU rules for monitoring greenhouse gas emissions, including forestry and agriculture

March 12, 2013: The European Commission welcomes the European Parliament’s approval of two new laws to improve EU rules on monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions, including those from forestry and agriculture. It is expected that the Council adopts these laws, after which they will be published in the Official Journal and will enter into force.

Regional Energy Observatory of Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur publishes its 2012 review

Regional Energy Observatory of Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur – annual brochure on the region’s energy balance The Regional Energy Observatory of Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur publishes each year the annual regional energy balance includingelements focusing on specific energy sources. These publications also include the results of studies conducted by the Observatory and its partners. To consult these studies, visit the relevant […]

SURVEY on multi-level governance for sustainable energy – COOPENERGY project (by 31st Oct)

Are you working on sustainable energy with regional and local authorities in your area or on wider climate change initiatives?Then please take part in a short European SURVEY regarding your experience, to help the new European COOPENERGY project: in English, Italian, Spanish, French,by 31st October2013.The survey only takes about 15 minutes to complete. COOPENERGY (co-financed […]

European Commission clarifies ozone ban on intermodal transport containers

source: http://ec.europa.eu/clima/news/articles/news_2013082201_en.htm The European Commission adopted a formal Opinion in the Official Journal of the EU (22nd August 2013) to clarify when the EU’s ban on ozone-depleting substances applies to intermodal containers used in international transport. Indeed, international trade conventions require that the free movement of containers is not restricted, however, the EU’s 2009 Ozone […]

New IEA report with 4 key policies to keep the 2 °C climate goal alive

New IEA report with 4 key policies to keep the 2 °C climate goal alive The International Energy Agency released on 10th June 2013 a special report of its World Energy Outlook, entitled Redrawing the Energy-Climate Map. The report starts by emphasizing that energy-related CO2 emissions are a crucial driver of climate change. These are […]

Using data to help Kent identify business opportunities and threats in the low carbon economy

Kent County Council is one of 9 partners participating in an Interreg IV A 2 Seas-funded project called Fusion which aims to grow the economy of the 2 Seas region through ‘eco-innovation’, without increasing the ecological footprint of the region. As part of the project Kent County Council will support the development of new sustainable business models in Kent and the expansion of the low carbon, environmental technologies sector through developing effective policies and strategies and targeted business support packages.