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Trump Wants A New Climate Deal

The ECOreport looks into the United States withdrawal from COP 21, Trump wants a new climate deal

By Roy L Hales

Though often been portrayed as a climate change denier, the President made no reference to climate when he explained the reasons for America’s withdrawal from the agreement reached at Paris in 2015. Rather, it seems Donald Trump wants a new climate deal.
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RMI Reacts To America’s Withdrawal From Paris Agreement

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about Trump’s climate policy, RMI Reacts To America’s Withdrawal From Paris Agreement

Originally Published on RMI Outlet

Friends, we are greatly disappointed in President Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement.

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Half the Signatories To Paris Agreement Reaffirm Their Commitment

The ECOreport reposts news from Europe, Half the Signatories To Paris Agreement Reaffirm Their Commitment

Press Release from the European Commission

The European Union and 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific developing countries, who together make up more than half of the signatories to the Paris Agreement on climate change, today reaffirmed their strong and steadfast commitment to full implementation of the agreement, urging all partners to keep up the momentum created in 2015.

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EU Approves Tougher Power Plant Pollution Rules

The ECOreport reposts news of increased regulation, EU Approves Tougher Power Plant Pollution Rules

Originally Posted on Greenpeace Energydesk

By Zachary Davies Boren

The EU will adopt tougher power plant emissions rules following a razor-thin vote in which the UK unexpectedly came out in favour of the new standards.

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Kent Businesses Fear Brexit’s Impact

The ECOreport reposts news from the Southeastern UK, Kent Businesses Fear Brexit’s Impact

Originally Posted on the University of Kent News

By Sandy Fleming

Research carried out at the University of Kent found one in four companies in Kent have little understanding of the impact of Brexit.
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Brexit Could Prevent Britain From Taking Back Control

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about international trade agreements, Brexit Could Prevent Britain From Taking Back Control

Originally Posted on Greenpeace Energydesk

by Ellie Mae O’Hagan

Leaving the European Union could make it harder for Britain to make its own laws, and may even prevent us from reaching our full potential.

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Health Canada Proposes Phasing-Out A Neonictinoid Pesticide

The ECOreport looks at news in the battle against the pesticides suspected to cause colony collapse disorder, Health Canada Proposes Phasing-Out A Neonictinoid Pesticide

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pm1It has been five years since the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides announced neonicotinoids cause “significant damage and pose a serious risk of harm to a wide range of beneficial invertebrate species in soil, vegetation, aquatic and marine habitats and are affecting ecosystem services as a result..” The European Union responded to public concerns by imposing a ban on three neonicotinoids in 2013. Now Health Canada proposes phasing-out a neonictinoid pesticide and conducting special reviews for two others.

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UK & EU Heading For Barbed Wire Divorce

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about the deteriorating trade situation in Europe, UK & EU heading for barbed wire divorce

Originally Published on the University of Sussex News

By  James Hakner

The UK and the EU are heading for a ‘barbed wire divorce’, with each side losing out heavily, unless one or both parties budges on their ‘red lines’ about the make-up of a post-Brexit trade deal, experts have warned.

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Canada’s Threat To Europe’s Environmental Regulations

The ECOreport reposts another OP-ED about CETA,  Canada’s Threat To Europe’s Environmental Regulations

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

by Zachary Davies Boren

The Canadian government raised concerns over the European Union’s regulations on chemicals on more than 20 occasions over the course of a decade, according to a letter seen by Energydesk.

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Canada & The EU Signed CETA

The ECOreport posts news that Canada signed the largest free trade deal in its’ history, Canada & The EU Signed CETA

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pmCanada just signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Europe, the largest free trade deal in its’ history. There are concerns about increased corporate control over natural resources, environmental regulations and the right to prefer Canadian companies, but 98% of our goods will now have tariff-free access to a market of 500 million people . Canada and the EU signed CETA.

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