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Sustainable Dev. 11-02-2016

French energy transition falls back on Juncker Plan for funding

A lack of national funding has held back the French energy transition. But the Juncker Plan has stepped in to plug the investment gap, according to the French General Commissioner for Investment. EurActiv France reports
Development Policy 11-02-2016

EU internet freedom programme endangered by Commission muddle

EXCLUSIVE / The European Commission appears to have shelved a landmark programme that gave out aid money to help human rights workers, protestors and journalists access the internet.

Better management could increase the climate benefits of European forests

Europe's forest coverage has increased by 10% since 1750, but forest management methods have changed dramatically. According to a study published in the journal Science, this has led to a slight increase in global temperatures. EurActiv's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
Development Policy 08-02-2016

Ethiopia’s El Niño drought leaves 10m dependent on food aid

With world leaders having departed drought-ridden Ethiopia following the African Union meeting at the end of January, the time for talking and roundtables is over.
Transport 08-02-2016

Greens accuse France of double standards on diesel emissions

French Green MEPs have called on Ségolène Royal to challenge the EU’s new diesel emissions limits, but the ecology minister supported the lower standards when they were adopted in October. EurActiv France reports.
Transport 08-02-2016

ICAO seeks to end rift on new aircraft emission rules

Europe and the United States tried to bridge differences over emissions standards for aircraft on Sunday (7 February) as global aviation leaders prepared to adopt new rules that could affect Boeing and the Airbus Group's production of the largest jetliners and cargo aircraft.
Transport 04-02-2016

Jaguar pledges over €46 million to cut emissions

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will invest £36 million (€46 million) over the next three years in renewable energy, energy efficiency and process improvements, according to the British carmaker's latest sustainability report. EurActiv's partner edie.net reports.
Sustainable Dev. 04-02-2016

Low oil prices threaten to kill off recyclers

Cheap oil is not good news for everyone. The recycling industries were among the first to suffer, and now the used oil regenerators are under threat. Our partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
Development Policy 29-01-2016

EU needs 'radical rethink' of foreign aid in 2016

These are challenging times for policy makers, as global security risks become ever more complex. The tragic events of 2015 show how the challenges of poverty and development need to be tackled together, write James Mackie and Rhys Williams.

EU funds still used to subsidise fossil fuels in Eastern member states

The countries of Eastern and Central Europe rarely use their EU funding for energy transition projects, instead using the money to entrench their dependence on fossil fuels. Our partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
Sustainable Dev. 27-01-2016

Expert: Somalia, Niger, Congo victims of humanitarian aid ‘gap’

Humanitarian aid is not keeping pace with needs on the ground, partly due to the affects of El Nino and climate change in eastern and southern Africa, according to a new report from World Vision - and as a result already malnutrioned children are going hungry.

CAP could be called in for 'better regulation' scrutiny

SPECIAL REPORT: EXCLUSIVE / Environmental campaigners plan to force changes in the reformed Common Agricultural Policy by using the European Commission’s 'better regulation' procedures to call in the laws for renewed scrutiny.
Agriculture & Food 25-01-2016

Can we feed the world and halt climate change?

SPECIAL REPORT/ The fundamental purpose of farming is to feed humanity. But the reality of contemporary agriculture is often quite different, and it is costing the planet dearly. EurActiv France reports.
Agriculture & Food 15-01-2016

Calling all carnivores! An open letter to meat enthusiasts

These are challenging times for meat lovers, with society exhorted to switch to organic food and limit its intake of meat. But European artisan butchers still have an opportunity to thrive, writes Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec.
Sustainable Dev. 13-01-2016

TTIP vs. WTO: Who sets global standards?

The EU and the US need to be aware that going it alone with TTIP comes at a high price: the initiative incentivises the formation of economic blocs, rather than the much vaunted shaping of globalisation, write Clara Weinhardt and Fabian Bohnenberger.

Redesigning the recycling industry

Low raw material costs have dealt a heavy blow to the recycling industry. The French recycling federation (FEDEREC) believes the sector needs a complete overhaul to stay afloat in the coming years. Our partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
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How does climate change hit poor countries?

In 2015, the world reached a historic deal to limit the temperature rise below 2 degrees celsius.
Transport 17-12-2015

Parliament establishes committee of inquiry into Dieselgate scandal

The European Parliament voted Thursday (17 December) to launch a committee of inquiry into the Volkswagen emissions scandal, with a mandate to investigate the failures of the European Commission and member states to enforce EU legislation.

Financiers fanning the flames of Indonesia’s forest fires

After the COP21 talks in Paris, many eyes are again focusing on the role that companies and financiers can play in reducing climate change, writes Anne van Schaik.

Adidas, Puma, Aldi, Commerzbank demand EU policy overhaul after COP21

EXCLUSIVE/ Adidas, Puma, Aldi, and Commerzbank are among more than 30 German business giants demanding an overhaul of EU climate and energy policy after Saturday’s landmark deal (12 December) to limit global warming at COP21.

COP21 celebrations, but governments must mind the emissions gap

World governments today (12 December) agreed a historic international agreement to fight global warming at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris.

The good and bad surprises of the INDCs

The Paris climate negotiations hinge on the voluntary national contributions; the climate promises that states, in theory, were supposed to publish in early spring. Our partner Journal de l'Environnement reports
Agriculture & Food 11-12-2015

Spain faces threat of water crisis

In the last 20 years, Spain has lost 20% of its fresh water. If the effects of climate change continue unabated, this figure will rise to 25% by 2021. EurActiv's partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports.
Sustainable Dev. 10-12-2015

Xavier Timbeau: 'The Juncker Plan is not working'

The independent Annual Growth Survey group (iAGS) highlights the need for investment, in order to secure Europe's economic recovery. French economist Xavier Timbeau says that Juncker Plan has not delivered.