SPECIAL REPORT / With steady growth projected for decades to come, the aviation industry is banking on a global regulatory framework for curtailing carbon output to avoid a mishmash of regional policies like Europe’s emissions trading scheme.
The European Commission has just proposed Europe’s ‘contribution’ to the international climate negotiations that should be finalised with a new agreement in Paris in December 2015. Overall, the Commission’s proposed contribution, and the vision it provides for the Paris agreement, is an encouraging first step. Some points may require further clarification, writes Teresa Ribera.
Sigmar Gabriel, Germany's Energy Minister, blames Europe's periphery for dragging its feet on global warming and renewable energies. But the Green party, and NGO Greenpeace, accuse the coal-friendly politician of hypocrisy. EurActiv Germany reports.
The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has just published the world’s most comprehensive study in seven years of the impact climate change has (and will have) on the world’s natural environment. Diversified farming, including agroforestry, may help mitigate the effects and food production, writes Patrick Worms.
The UN climate conference on Monday (11 November) in Warsaw, Poland, will not save the planet but by gathering people who are committed to saving it, sharing ideas and understanding how all the pieces fit together, we can make real progress, write Harro van Asselt and Pieter Pauw.
Businesses must understand their exposure to climate risk, create green demand, and focus on long-term resource efficiency investments if the worst scenarios outlined in the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment report are to be avoided, argues Richard T. Klein.
One of the lead authors of a key UN climate report launched on Friday (27 September) has told EurActiv that Europe’s business competitiveness would be badly hit by global warming of the sort most scientists now believe is likely to arise this century.
EXCLUSIVE / An ex-UK Independence Party (UKIP) MEP says that the party’s climate change scepticism was callow and so eccentric that party press officers often had to contradict the views of its climate spokesman, Lord Monckton.
The world will have to cut the rate of carbon emissions by an unprecedented rate to 2050 to stop global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius this century, a report released by PwC on Monday (5 November) showed.
The world is on track for around four degrees Celsius of global warming under current carbon emissions trends, says the EU’s chief climate negotiator, a trajectory that some scientists say risks a planetary mass extinction event.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said yesterday (10 March) that a group of national science academies would review UN climate science to restore trust after a 2007 global warming report was found to have errors.
The UN panel of climate experts overstated how much of the Netherlands is below sea level, according to a preliminary report on Saturday (13 February), admitting yet another flaw after a row last month over Himalayan glacier melt.
The vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) defended the scientific body's review processes in Brussels yesterday (25 January), after it was forced to apologise last week for its mistake about the impact of global warming on Himalayan glaciers.
The scientific consensus that melting ice in Greenland will contribute to a five centimetre sea-level rise this century is outdated, with the final figure "more likely" to reach 14cm, says Dr Jan-Gunnar Winther, director of the Norwegian Polar Institute, in an interview with EurActiv.