EU Legislation, Initiatives, etc.

HM Treasury: In line with the government's commitment to support a robust & stable carbon market, HM Treasury has published the Community Emission Trading Scheme (Auctioning of Allowances) Scheme 2009, whichreplaces the CETS (Allocation of Allowances for Payment) Scheme 2008.
 
The Scheme sets out how the UK will conduct auctions of carbon allowances and the terms governing participation in auctions during Phase II of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.
Press release ~ Community Emission Trading Scheme (Auctioning of Allowances) Scheme 2009 ~ Defra - EU Emissions Trading Scheme ~ UK Debt Management Office EU ETS Auctions
 
Defra: UK Fisheries Minister Huw Irranca-Davies, has welcomed the adoption of the Council Conclusions on the EU Shark Action Plan, saying: "We must do all we can to protect and sustainably manage these vulnerable species.  I am delighted that Council Conclusions on the Action Plan have been adopted, and am personally pleased to see a commitment in the conclusions to reviewing the Council Regulation on shark finning”.
 
The Shark Action Plan includes measures to:
* ensure that directed fisheries for shark are sustainable & that by-catches from other fisheries are properly regulated
* improve knowledge both on shark fisheries & on shark species and their role in the ecosystem;
* encourage a consistent approach inside & out EC waters with endorsement from Regional Fisheries Management Organisations and others
Press release ~ Action Plan for the Conservation and Management of Sharks ~ EU Shark Action Plan Q&As ~ Shark Trust - Community Plan of Action for Sharks Campaign ~ Shark Alliance EU Member State Challenge website ~ Stop Shark Finning Campaign
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