EU bulletin 8th Febuary 2016 Combating climate change by cutting aircraft emissions - EU tackling USA

February 8, 2016 1:33 PM
By Peter Morris, European Movement

The Washington Post has highlighted the list of the world's five 'best countries' - including three in the EU - unveiled at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos. The rankings, prepared by U.S. News & World Report, the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and global brand consultants BAV Consulting, show, in order, Germany, Canada, Britain, America and Sweden: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/01/20/these-are-the-worlds-best-countries-sorry-america-youre-number-4/

Economic growth in Britain would be up to 4 percentage points lower over the next four years and sterling could lose a fifth of its value if the country votes to leave the European Union, economists at U.S. bank Citi said on Friday, Reuters reports: http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-economy-brexit-idUKKCN0VE1X3

US and European negotiators are trying to come up with the world's first carbon dioxide emissions standards for aircraft as part of the industry's contribution to efforts to combat climate change, EurActiv reports: http://www.euractiv.com/sections/transport/icao-seeks-end-rift-new-aircraft-emission-rules-321647

With thanks to Peter Morris of the European Movement for drawing this up