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This is a guest blog post by Lasse Gustavsson, Executive Director of Oceana in Europe. Oceana is the world’s largest international advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation. For more contributions from Oceana Europe go to Which animal protein requires no fresh water, produces little carbon dioxide, doesn’t require arable land and provides healthy… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

European Energy Union

The union grows through crises – this phrase yields some 20 million search results about the European Union, even without clarifying what kind of union is meant, while searches related to the growth vision for the European Union, run in various configurations, return 500 thousand results at best. This is several times less than in… » read more

  Posted by Adam Czyzewski

by Bill Hemmings, aviation manager at Transport & Environment As the crowds admire all the new aircraft and high-tech displays at Paris Bourget this week, it’s important to remember that the aviation sector faces a serious and growing challenge if it is to adequately rise to the climate change challenge. International aviation emissions have grown… » read more

  Posted by Transport & Environment

Environmental flight tests expand cooperation between U.S., Brazilian manufacturers Boeing and Embraer S.A. today announced that they intend to collaborate to test environment-focused technologies through the ecoDemonstrator Program in a joint effort to improve aviation’s environmental performance. This expands ongoing cooperation between two of the world’s largest airplane manufacturers. Frederico Curado, president and CEO of… » read more

  Posted by The Aviation Blog

Doing business as usual will be a recipe for failure at the decisive climate meeting in Paris next December. 20 previous world climate conferences have shown this; and the two-week Bonn preparatory meeting of environment ministers in in May has offered very little hope for an outcome that will prevent an unsustainable temperature rise in… » read more

  Posted by Rhein on Energy and Climate

In the last eight years US energy and climate policy has made impressive strides towards sustainability. This is due essentially to President Obama who has invested more in climate policy than any other US President, overcoming the ideological opposition from public opinion and Congress through recourse to executive orders. Over decades US fossil energy consumption… » read more

  Posted by Rhein on Energy and Climate

Cuando hace dos años los mandatarios europeos y latinoamericanos se reunieron en Santiago de Chile, se abrió una nueva era en las relaciones birregionales de los dos lados del Atlántico. Allí se puso de manifiesto un cambio histórico en la visión que unos tenemos de los otros, se ponía fin a un claro desequilibrio asimétrico… » read more

  Posted by Con acento hispano

Eco-innovation, as well as environmental labels, information and management schemes are essential to get Europe on the path to a circular economy. This was the primary conclusion of the 18th European Forum on Eco-innovation held in Barcelona, on 20-21 May. Over 300 stakeholders from across Europe came together to make recommendations on what the European… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

In the Arab world Morocco is one the very few countries without oil or gas resources. To cover its fast rising energy consumption it has been totally dependent on imports. Fortunately it possesses a big potential of renewable energy, in particular wind and solar: more than 1000 km coast line with winds blowing almost continuously;… » read more

  Posted by Rhein on Energy and Climate

Angela Merkel carries the burden of presiding for a second time a G7/8 Summit, after Heiligendamm on the Baltic in 2007; this time, at Elmau in Bavaria, her major task should be to help preparing the crucial 21st International Climate Conference in December in Paris. At Heiligendamm, the Group of Eight had committed to taking… » read more

  Posted by Rhein on Energy and Climate

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