|EU leaders want to use forests to tackle climate change - PRESS RELEASE|
Brussels. The European Union’s heads of state and government agreed on a weak greenhouse gas (GHG) emission target. In addition, they indicated that the land sector should be integrated into the EU’s climate policy for the next decade, meaning that the use of forests and other carbon sinks could be used as means to avoid stricter mitigation efforts in industrial or transport sectors.
|Flood risk management and flood prevention in the Guadalete River basin|
Wetlands International European Association collaborates with CIREF, the Regional Government of Andalusia and the University of Cadiz in the organisation of the dissemination session “Risk management and flood prevention in Guadalete River basin”, to be held in Jerez de la Frontera (Spain) on 2 October 2014. During the session, the Hydraulic Study for flood prevention and land planning of the Guadalete basin, situated in the south of Spain, will be presented.
|NEWS: Environmentally harmful biomass given free rein until 2020|
Brussels. The European Commission has announced it will postpone its plans to develop sustainability criteria for solid and gaseous biomass used for energy generation in the EU until 2020. As a result, unsustainable biomass will continue to be burned in the EU and counted towards renewable energy and climate targets for at least the next 6 years.
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