EU Aviation Emissions Levy Ruled Lawful by European Court as Measure Enters into Force

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11 January 2012
11 January 2012
The ongoing battle over aviation emissions reached new heights over the past few weeks, with the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on 21 December that the inclusion of aviation in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) is indeed valid. In response, China's four major airlines threatened last...
11 January 2012
The trade row between the US and China over renewable energy trade policies could soon see additional players join the mix, with recent reports suggesting that India might launch its own anti-dumping probe into Chinese solar imports later this month. Meanwhile, Solarworld AG - one of Germany's...
11 January 2012
The preparations for the June 2012 meeting marking 20 years since the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil are progressing, with parties set to start negotiating a ‘zero draft' of outcomes. The document , circulated among UN member states, was officially released on 10 January in New York. The...
11 January 2012
The contentious rare earths debate took another twist as 2011 came to a close, with China announcing in late December a new export quota for the precious materials. Meanwhile, trade lawyers in Geneva remained hard at work over the holiday season, with the WTO Dispute Settlement Body meeting twice...
11 January 2012
With the US presidential election less than twelve months away, the US-China trade relationship - especially regarding Beijing's strict control of its currency - continues to find itself in the spotlight. Reports have emerged that the White House is planning to launch a task force this month to...
11 January 2012
This article was originally published on 16 December 2011, and is included here for reference purposes. The WTO's eighth ministerial conference kicked off in Geneva on Thursday morning, with 42 countries finalising a deal that would liberalise billions of dollars in public contracts. Along with...
11 January 2012
This article was originally published on 17 December 2011, and is included here for reference purposes. Trade ministers formally welcomed Russia into the WTO on Friday afternoon, putting the finishing touches on a nearly two-decade long process fraught with disagreements and setbacks. Meanwhile,...
11 January 2012
This article was originally published on 18 December 2011, and is included here for reference purposes. The WTO's eighth ministerial conference came to a close on Saturday evening, after three days of high-level meetings that saw the accession of Russia, Samoa, and Montenegro, along with the...
11 January 2012
South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak ended a three-day visit to Beijing on Wednesday 11 January, in which he agreed with Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao to begin talks on developing a free trade agreement between the two Asian nations, according to state media. In the past, South Korea has been...
11 January 2012
The beginning of the new year saw the end of tax credits and tariffs that have long protected corn-based ethanol production in the US, after Congress' failure to renew these measures. The end of the legislation signals a shift in nearly three decades of policy. Political support for ethanol in the...
11 January 2012
France Expertise Internationale (FEI) is seeking candidates to fill the following job posts: (1) technical assistant for the Departement du Développement Rural des Ressources Naturelles et de l'Environnement (Department of Rural Development of Natural Resources and the Environment, in English) of...
11 January 2012
Coming soon 12 January, London, UK. THE ECONOMICS OF LOW CARBON CITIES LAUNCH. Hosted by the Centre for Low Carbon Futures, in conjunction with the All Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group and the University of Leeds, this event will present research on the economic returns that emerge from...
11 January 2012
CASE STUDIES OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS OFFSET PROJECTS IMPLEMENTED IN THE UNITED NATIONS CLEAN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM. By the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) (December 2011). This paper describes case studies of different greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions offset project activities undertaken...