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Thursday, 27.11.2014, 06:16
The Estonian Ministry of Environment is investing nearly 60 million euros over five years in the environmental pollution fight capacity, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
Keyword tags: Ecology, Energy, Estonia, Good for Business, Investments, Transport
The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) published its 5th Assessment Report (AR5), which provides a review of the current state of scientific knowledge relevant to climate change. It integrates the results of assessments on the latest research carried out over the past six years. The report will be part of negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in December 2014 in Peru.
According to Statistics Lithuania, in 2013 compared with 2012, expenditure by companies on environmental protection decreased by 38.2% and stood at LTL 309.7 million (EUR 89.7 million), which accounted for 50% of all industrial enterprises' expenditure on environmental protection, informs LETA/ELTA.
Meteorologists say that air quality in Vilnius raises concern, even though they predicted that air quality would improve this week, informs LETA/ELTA.
From 28 to 29 October, the State Secretary of the Latvian Foreign Ministry, Andrejs Pildegovics is on a visit to Uzbekistan to take part in an international conference in the city of Urgench entitled: "Development of Cooperation in the Aral Sea Basin to Mitigate the Environmental Catastrophe", reports BC Latvian MFA.
European Commission's ambitious proposal to cut off at least 40% in greenhouse gas emissions has been approved by the member states in October 2014. The proposal was revealed in January 2014 but at that time the idea seemed as a wrong thing at the wrong moment. Now the reduction was unanimously approved by the European Council.
More than two thirds of European citizens are living in towns and cities; hence the necessity to increase healthy environment in urban areas, i.e. support cities with a green vision. The European Green Capital Award is recognition of a city with environmentally-friendly way of living. The award helps in setting higher standards in sustainable urban development and pioneering innovative solutions to environmental challenges.