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Countries divided on EU CO2 review plan

An EU diplomatic drive has found mixed support for reviewing countries’ emission reduction pledges ahead of crunch UN talks in Paris in December

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US trade official slams GM import proposal

The European Commission’s proposal to extend member states’ power to ban GMOs to imports was heavily criticised by the chief US negotiator for the planned TTIP trade deal on Friday

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Brussels resumes GM import licensing

The European Commission licensed 10 new GM varieties of maize, soy, oilseed rape and cotton for import, as well as renewing seven existing licenses on Friday

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Major emitters downplay CO2 cuts in Paris deal

The world’s largest emitters have been criticised for diverting attention from the need for ambitious emission reduction commitments under a new climate regime to be adopted in Paris this year

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Montreal Protocol HFC talks move forward

Talks on phasing out potent greenhouse gases under the Montreal Protocol made progress in Bangkok this week, although Saudi Arabia and Pakistan remain wary

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Energy Union

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At a meeting in Brussels on 19 March, heads of state and government discussed proposals on the EU energy union, including provisions on renewables and energy efficiency.

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