Japan 2020 Climate Target “Very Difficult” to Meet: Minister

Japan will unlikely be able to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 25 percent under 1990 levels by 2020, Environment Minister Goshi Hosono said Friday, the clearest sign yet that the world’s number four emitter will have to renege on its 2009 emissions cut pledge. http://www.pointcarbon.com/news/1.1935357   EU leaders set to …

EU’s Silent Revolution in Economic Governance Undermines Democratic Control

http://www.corporateeurope.org/lobbycracy/content/2011/01/corporate-eutopia Brussels, 19 January 2011 – EU member state parliaments look set to lose important powers to control economic and social policy as a result of the EU’s response to the economic crisis according to a new article from Corporate Europe Observatory which analyses the proposals, likely to come into …