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UN report finds that climate chaos could still be reduced
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Posted On: April 15, 2014
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  • Tags: Climate Mitigation, Renewable Energy, Climate Change and Health

The recently launched third instalment of the 5th Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) finds that it is still possible to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels but...

EU leaders delay decision on climate because of economic considerations
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Posted On: March 21, 2014
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  • Tags: EU climate policy, European Council

Brussels, 21 March 2014 - Today, the leaders of the 28 EU Member States held their first discussion on the 2030 climate and energy policy framework at the European Council ahead of the 2015 UN climate conference in Paris and have failed to...

HCWH Europe calls on Member States and the European Commission to tackle the problem of pharmaceuticals in the environment
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Posted On: February 10, 2014
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  • Tags: pharmaceuticals, tools and resources

Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe released today a snapshot report that presents the results of a HCWH Europe’s pan European survey suggesting that schemes for the collection and disposal of unused medicines across Europe are not effective...

MEPs send a clear signal to the Council and the Commission on climate change
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Posted On: February 5, 2014
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  • Tags: EU climate policy, energy efficiency, Renewable Energy

In a resolution, adopted at today’s plenary, the European Parliament calls for a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, a 30% target for renewables and a 40% energy efficiency target, as part of the EU’s 2030 framework for climate and...

Europe needs to increase its effort to reduce cancer rates through changes in environmental policies
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Posted On: February 4, 2014
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  • Tags: environmental cancer risks, Chemicals

The International Agency for Research on Cancer published yesterday the World Cancer Report 2014. The report states that the worldwide burden of cancer will rise from an estimated 14 million new cases per year to 22 million during the next two...

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