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Climate change 15-06-2017

Forest accounting rules put EU’s climate credibility at risk

Forest mitigation should be measured using a scientifically-objective approach, not allowing countries to hide the impacts of policies that increase net emissions, writes a group of environmental scientists led by Dr Joanna I House.

Climate change 07-06-2017

UK leads the way on emissions reductions, despite overall increase across the EU

The UK recorded the largest decrease in greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union in 2015, although new research has found the emissions from the bloc increased for the first time in five years. EURACTIV's media partner edie.net reports.

06-01-2017

Diesel cars are 10 times more toxic than trucks and buses, data shows

Modern diesel cars produce 10 times more toxic air pollution than heavy trucks and buses, new European data has revealed.

Transport 25-11-2016

French minister trades blows with MEPs over dieselgate, Renault

Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal travelled to Strasbourg yesterday (24 November) to defend her response to the dieselgate scandal. But the meeting rapidly escalated, with MEPs criticising the minister’s reluctance to punish French automotive champion Renault. EURACTIV France reports.

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.

Agrifood 28-01-2016

Eating less meat will save the planet, study says

SPECIAL REPORT / The overconsumption of meat will inevitably push global temperatures to dangerous levels, a recent study has warned, urging reluctant governments to take action.

Energy 30-11-2015

COP21 could trigger a cleantech arms race

As COP21 kicks off, there is discord in Germany between politicians and scientists who expect strong economic impetus from a robust agreement, and industry leaders who fear an imbalance with national objectives. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Transport 30-09-2015

Volkswagen not alone in failing emissions tests

Despite increasingly strict emission standards, the air we breathe is still not clean. VW is not the sole culprit. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports

Development Policy 14-07-2015

Developing countries eye EU carbon quota sales to fuel growth

Reforming the European Union Emissions Trading System in 2020 could raise €80 billion for the fight against climate change, which could help fund climate adaptation in developing countries. EURACTIV France reports

Energy 16-01-2015

Some coal plant exports should get financial aid, says EU policy paper

European makers of equipment for coal-fired power plants should receive financial help to export it, an EU discussion paper seen by Reuters says, in a clash with the bloc's declared aim to lead the global fight against climate change.

Energy 08-01-2015

Renewables dominate German energy mix

2014 was a successful year for Germany’s Energiewende green energy project, with a study stating that for the first time, renewables led power production in Germany. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Transport 27-11-2014

EU agrees on law to make ships measure CO2 emissions

For the first time, the shipping sector will have to monitor its carbon emissions under a law agreed upon by the European Union Wednesday (26 November), intended as a step towards tackling a growing source of pollutants linked to climate change.

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Global CO2 pricing scheme surfaces ahead of 2015 climate summit

A team of scholars at Paris Dauphine University has proposed an international carbon trading system, whereby countries with the highest average CO2 emissions pay the most. A simple, yet ambitious scheme that hinges upon cooperation from the world's largest emitter, China. EURACTIV France reports

Climate change 13-11-2012

US can become world’s biggest oil producer in a decade, says IEA

The US can shed its longstanding dependence on Saudi Arabian oil within the next decade, redrawing the world's political systems and potentially leading to runaway global warming.

Climate change 16-03-2012

OECD says emissions set to surge 50% by 2050

Global greenhouse gas emissions could rise 50% by 2050 without more ambitious climate policies, as fossil fuels continue to dominate the energy mix, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) says in a new report.

Transport 12-03-2012

Aviation firms urge EU to reconsider ETS

Seven leading European aviation companies have written to European political leaders warning about the implications of a recently introduced EU carbon tax, the Financial Times reported today (12 March).

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Climate change 18-05-2011

European Business Summit: Climate protesters block access

The European Business Summit in Brussels got off to a slow start this year as several hundred protesters blocked access to the conference venue in a climate protest.
The demonstrators only left one door open so that climate-friendly companies could still get in.
It did not take long however for Brussels police to come an in remove the protesters. Several dozen were arrested.
The activists used the start of EBS to protest against the corporate influences on climate policy and the highlight the growing split between businesses when it comes to climate change.