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Climate change 19-02-2021

As US formally rejoins the Paris Agreement, eyes turn to 2030 emissions goal

Thirty days after Joe Biden entered the White House, the US is officially back in the Paris Agreement. EURACTIV's media partner, Climate Home News reports.

US plans to end fossil fuel finance overseas, mirroring EU

US President Joe Biden has pledged to end public funding of ‘carbon-intensive’ fossil fuel projects overseas, bringing America in line with EU plans. However, the wording may leave the door open to gas, writes EURACTIV's media partner, Climate Home News.
Climate change 22-01-2021

Rich nations accused of inflating climate adaptation finance figures

Rich nations have exaggerated how much funding they provided to help the world’s poorest countries cope with climate change impacts such as flooding and drought, according to analysis by charity Care International.
Climate change 14-12-2020

UN climate summit registers new carbon-cutting pledges

More than 70 heads of state showed stronger climate action at a virtual summit, but heavy lifting remains in 2021 to meet the ambition of Paris. EURACTIV's media partner, Climate Home News, reports.
Climate change 09-12-2020

Poland, Hungary threaten to derail EU plans to raise 2030 climate ambition

Poland and Hungary could block efforts to strengthen the EU’s 2030 climate goal over a separate dispute on democratic standards. EURACTIV’s media partner, Climate Home News, reports.
Energy 29-10-2020

South Korea mirrors European Green Deal with net-zero pledge for 2050

President Moon Jae-in has announced South Korea will commit to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 as part of a "Green New Deal" that closely mirrors commitments made by the European Union. EURACTIV's media partner, Climate Home News, reports.
Energy 14-10-2020

IEA outlines global path to net-zero emissions by 2050

For the first time, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has set out what would need to happen this decade to reach net zero emissions globally by 2050. EURACTIV's media partner, Climate Home News, reports.
Energy 23-09-2020

China will aim for carbon neutrality by 2060, Xi Jinping says

China has promised to end its contribution to global heating and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060, in a huge move for global climate action. EURACTIV's media partner, Climate Home News, reports.
Energy 17-09-2020

China considers going ‘carbon neutral’, peaking emissions

China is considering carbon neutrality as part of its long term climate plan, the country’s foreign ministry announced following a summit with EU leaders. EURACTIV's media partner, Climate Home News, reports.
Energy 07-09-2020

Major economies talk green recovery, hydrogen at Japanese summit

Major economies promised to recover green after COVID-19 and accelerate climate action during a virtual ministerial meeting hosted by Japan on Thursday (3 September). EURACTIV's media partner, Climate Home News, reports.
Energy 23-07-2020

Renewables overtake fossil fuels in EU power generation

Renewable sources have overtaken coal, oil and gas in EU electricity generation for the first time, new analysis shows. EURACTIV's media partner, Climate Home News, reports.
Energy 22-05-2020

‘Not appropriate’: Uniper seeks compensation for Dutch coal phase-out

Uniper is threatening to sue the Dutch government over a plan to phase out coal power by 2030, in a case experts warn could have a chilling effect on climate ambition internationally. EURACTIV's media partner, Climate Home News, reports.
Energy 22-05-2020

Denmark plans two huge ‘energy islands’ to meet climate goals

Denmark plans to build two “energy islands” totalling 4GW of offshore wind capacity, under plans to reduce emissions by 70% from 1990s levels by 2030 and become a green energy exporter. EURACTIV's media partner, Climate Home News, reports.
Energy 30-04-2020

Wind and solar best placed to weather corona crisis, IEA says

Renewables are the only energy source set for a growth in demand in 2020 as coal, oil and gas markets shrink, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). EURACTIV's media partner Climate Home News reports.
Aviation 07-04-2020

Airlines urge UN aviation body to rethink climate measures

Airlines are putting pressure on the UN to make it easier for them to curb emissions in the 2020s, as the industry reels from the collapse of air travel because of the coronavirus. EURACTIV's partner Climate Home News reports.
Climate change 02-04-2020

COP26 UN climate summit postponed due to coronavirus

The UN has postponed a critical summit meant to jumpstart global climate action until 2021 as the world reels from the coronavirus pandemic. EURACTIV's media partner Climate Home News reports.
Climate change 25-03-2020

Governments urged to attach green strings to long-term coronavirus recovery plans

Governments and financial institutions are under growing pressure to make economic bailouts designed to counter the coronavirus pandemic dependent on climate action in the longer term. EURACTIV's media partner Climate Home News reports.
Climate change 12-03-2020

Coronavirus delays UN climate and biodiversity talks

UN Climate Change said it won’t hold any physical meetings until the end of April amid efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic. EURACTIV’s media partner Climate Home News reports. The spread of coronavirus across the world is disrupting climate and...
Climate change 26-02-2020

Switzerland promises UN improved climate plan

Switzerland has become one of the first nations to confirm to the UN that it will enhance its emissions reduction target for 2030. But details about its new strategy are still scant EURACTIV's partner Climate Home News reports.

Parliament urges ECB to put climate at heart of strategy review

EU lawmakers have called on the European Central Bank (ECB) to put climate change at the centre of the bank’s review of its monetary policy strategy this year, endorsing the bank’s chief vision for “gradually eliminating” carbon assets. EURACTIV's media partner Climate Home News reports.
Climate change 22-01-2020

Only ‘eight years left’ to avert 1.5°C warming, Thunberg tells Davos forum

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg called on Tuesday (21 January) for far tougher action to limit climate change, telling the World Economic Forum in Davos the world has just eight years left to avert severe warming. EURACTIV's media partner Climate Home News reports.
Climate change 16-12-2019

How COP25 talks failed on global climate ‘ambition’

The final text released after a marathon talks harked back to a deal made in Paris that placed no requirement on most countries to raise their targets until 2025. EURACTIV's media partner, Climate Home News, reports.
Climate change 28-11-2019

Parliament signs 2020 EU budget deal, boosts spending on climate action

The European Parliament yesterday (25 November) formally rubber-stamped an agreement on the EU’s budget for 2020, including a commitment to ring-fence 21% of EU spending on measures aimed at addressing climate change. EURACTIV’s media partner Climate Home News reports.
Railways 11-10-2019

Deutsche Bahn’s credit rating boosted thanks to German climate law

Germany’s railway service has had its credit rating score raised in response to a new climate law that will levy air and road travel, while cutting VAT for train journeys, in what has been hailed as a first in Europe.