When world leaders meet in September to adopt a set of Sustainable Development Goals, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will make a strong case that health goals should be a top priority, writes Bill Gates.
Diplomats in Paris were beaming when the world’s most populous country announced plans to start cutting its net CO2 emissions "around 2030". But environmentalists were less optimistic, saying the commitment is much too vague. EurActiv France reports .
Growing amounts of waste put an increasing burden on the climate, particularly in newly industrialising countries, where greenhouse gas emissions are rising, according to a new study for the German environment agency. EurActiv.de reports
Coastal nations are threatened by growing tides. Ahead of the UN climate change talks, they need to push for a deal that caps global temperature from rising more than 2°C, writes Ian Duncan and Ahmed Shiaan.
European negotiators were frustrated by the slow progress made at the climate negotiations in Bonn. The UN insists that establishing a climate of confidence is vital for the success of the COP 21. EurActiv France reports .
The Ocean and Climate Platform, a civil society group, has launched an appeal to recognise the vital role played by oceans in regulating global warming ahead of the COP 21 UN climate talks in Paris later this year. EurActiv France reports .
SPECIAL REPORT / The role of the United Nations specialised agencies becomes more important under the post-2015 agenda, because they are universal, just like the Sustainable Development Goals, UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, told EurActiv in an exclusive interview.
No form of support for renewable energy sources has an effect on the actual amount of CO2 reduction, says Magdeburg-based environmental economist Joachim Weimann, recommending emissions trading and burden-sharing with developing countries to tackle climate change.
Nicolas Hulot, François Hollande's special envoy for the protection of the planet, came to Brussels on 13 May to report on the progress of the negotiations underway ahead of the Paris Climate Conference in December.
Prospects for achieving a global climate deal by the end of this year are good, according to Germany's Economic Affairs Minister Sigmar Gabriel who said he had never seen so much agreement among the G7 states. EurActiv Germany reports .