This text of the Brussels European Council Presidency Conclusions states EU position with regards to the Copenhagen Climate Conference.Says that EU is committed to take a decision to move to a 30% reduction by 2020 compared to 1990 levels, as its conditional offer to a global and comprehensive agreement for the period beyond 2012.

CHENNAI: A Czech delegation is in Chennai to explore business partnerships on water resource management and waste water recycling.

The delegation which was here, as part of a trade mission to India, had preliminary discussions with officials of the TWAD Board and Metrowater.

Czech President Vaclav Klaus sharply criticized a U.N. meeting on climate change on Tuesday at which U.S. President Barack Obama was among the top speakers, describing it as propagandistic and undignified.

"It was sad and it was frustrating," said Klaus, one of the world's most vocal skeptics on the topic of global warming.

France, Italy and several other European Union countries weighed their chances of haggling up their EU carbon emissions quotas on Thursday, one day after Poland and Estonia successfully challenged theirs in court.

At least 10 people died in flooding in the eastern Czech Republic, and rising river levels prompted flood warnings across central Europe following heavy rains this week.

The 10 Czechs died near the country's border with Poland and Slovakia, with most of the damage near the town of Novy Jicin, 260 km (160 miles) east of Prague.

Map of Europe showing different levels of risk from invasive plant species View image Invasive species are common in human-modified habitats introduction of plant species to foreign habitats, by humans or otherwise, often leads to disastrous results. These alien plants usually have no predators in the new habitat and

an indian court has convicted two Czech nationals arrested for illegally collecting insects in Singalila National Park, West Bengal. On September 10, the chief judicial magistrate in Darjeeling sentenced Emil Kucera to three years in jail and fined him Rs 50,000. Entomologist Petr Svacha was fined Rs 20,000. The Czechs were arrested in June in Darjeeling. This is the quickest wildlife

Czech power group CEZ plans to build a 1.1 billion euro (US$1.62 billion) wind park in Romania, the largest of its kind in Europe, in a move to offset emissions from dirtier coal-fired power plants. CEZ said the two-stage, 600 megawatt project would be built 17 km (10 miles) from the Black Sea shore, north of the port of Constanta, and would be around twice the size of the next biggest onshore wind farm in Europe.

Just over half the wind park would come on line in 2009 and the rest a year later, CEZ said.

two Czech nationals, arrested on June 23 for allegedly collecting insects without proper permission from the Singalila National Park in Darjeeling, moved bail petitions for a second time in a Darjeeling court on July 21. But the appeal could not be heard due to lawyers

SUNITA DUBEY On May 13, individuals and groups from from Kazakhstan, the Czech Republic, South Africa, Romania and the us gathered at Luxembourg for ArcelorMittal

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