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29 August opening of #Kazakhstan Low Enriched Uranium Bank

29 August opening of #Kazakhstan Low Enriched Uranium Bank

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kazakhstan has chosen August 29 for the opening ceremony of the first Low Enriched Uranium Bank (LEU Bank), being established in Kazakhstan under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). August 29 also marks the International Day against Nuclear Tests as designated by the United Nations and this year on that day it […]

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Making the case for #CSR

Making the case for #CSR

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Green party activists might not like it, but according to some, investing in the “sin bin” still proves profitable. Consumers in Europe can’t seem to shed their appetites for tobacco, alcohol, and products like chocolate that often draw from highly problematic supply chains. Investors like the Barrier Fund, formerly known as the Vice Fund, argue […]

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#Expo2017: Astana goes climate-friendly

#Expo2017: Astana goes climate-friendly

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Following the decision of America’s President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Paris climate deal, developed and emerging economies are going hand-in-hand to overcome climate change challenges with the help of new technologies, writes Eli Hadzhieva. The EXPO 2017 taking place in Astana, Kazakhstan until 10 September and themed ‘Future Energy’ is a testament to this. More […]

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#Europol: Police arrest more than 65 people for trading horsemeat unfit for human consumption

#Europol: Police arrest more than 65 people for trading horsemeat unfit for human consumption

The Spanish Guardia Civil, in coordination with Europol, has dismantled an organised crime group that was trading horsemeat in Europe that was unfit for human consumption. The operation was carried out in coordination with Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. 65 people arrested In Spain, 65 people were arrested and charged […]

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From waste to innovative and greener #fertilizers

From waste to innovative and greener #fertilizers

Innovative fertilizers produced from organic or recycled materials will have easier access to the EU single market, under draft rules put to the vote on Thursday (13 July). Existing EU rules on fertilizers cover mainly conventional fertilizers, typically extracted from mines or produced chemically, with high energy-consumption and CO2 production. Diverging national rules make it difficult […]

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#LULUCF: Industry critical of comparing current forest use to historical management intensity

#LULUCF: Industry critical of comparing current forest use to historical management intensity

| July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Environment Committee (ENVI) of the European Parliament today adopted the draft report of the Committee’s Rapporteur, MEP Norbert Lins, on the regulation of Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF). The policy is of utmost importance for the forest and agricultural sectors as it defines the climate benefits of forest management and the […]

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#Aviation: European Parliament vote to include international flights in Europe’s carbon market

#Aviation: European Parliament vote to include international flights in Europe’s carbon market

| July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (11 July), the European Parliament’s environment committee voted to include international flights in Europe’s carbon market from 2021 onwards. Lawmakers also took small steps towards making the aviation industry pay more for its impact on the climate. The committee was voting on aviation’s future role under the EU’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) following […]

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