Climate change

Energy 30-09-2019

Biomethane in the EU

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Biogas production remains tiny at the moment in Europe, but the industry has big plans for the future, provided costs can be lowered and environmental issues addressed. In this special report, EURACTIV looks into the challenges and opportunities facing the sector.
Transport 11-02-2019

Playing the emissions counting game

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Every country in the world has to count its emissions so that global commitments to fight climate change can be kept. Now efforts are underway to ensure that this particular brand of accountancy is as accurate and effective as it can be.
Energy 24-01-2019

After the COP: Where next for climate action?

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December's COP24 climate summit in Katowice was billed as a last chance to actually implement the Paris Agreement. Now that the dust has settled, did negotiators achieve their objectives? And where does the international effort go from here?

Decoupling economic growth from greenhouse gas emissions

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In a world already impacted by climate change, the global community still falls short of meeting the Paris Agreement’s goal on curbing climate change under the well-below 2°C target. Countries gathered at the COP24 will have to roadmap how to shift trillions of euros to turn the economy from brown to green. 
Energy 01-10-2018

Road to COP24: A just energy transition ahead?

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The Polish city of Katowice will host the United Nations climate summit in December for a make-or-break attempt to make the Paris Agreement a reality. EURACTIV looks at where the global climate action effort stands at the moment, and what may lie in wait in southern Poland.
Transport 24-09-2018

Taming heavy road transport emissions

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Transport is responsible for a quarter of the EU's total emissions, and 25% of that comes from heavy-duty vehicles like trucks and buses. But countries are struggling to bring the levels down and it remains unclear what is the best way to go about taming such a problematic sector.
Electricity 10-09-2018

Capacity markets for electricity

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As the EU’s power market reform enters the home straight, EURACTIV.com takes a look at so-called “capacity mechanisms” for back-up electricity and whether they help or hinder the EU’s twin objectives of supply security and decarbonisation.
20-02-2018

Europe’s mayors: Speeding up the energy transition

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While the EU hammers out its continent-wide energy and climate policy for the next decade, steps are being taken at local level to fight climate change and make a low-carbon European economy a reality.
Agrifood 29-01-2018

European forests and climate change

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Forests are Europe’s biggest carbon sinks and forestry the sector with the greatest potential to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in the quantities needed to meet the bloc’s objectives under the Paris Agreement.
Energy 17-10-2016

Sunlight at the end of the tunnel?

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Europe is the most solarised region in the world, but deployment of technology needs to be stepped up if the bloc is to meet its climate commitments.
Energy 12-09-2016

Transition to green economy

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The transition to a green economy requires nothing short of a revolution, transforming society from a culture based on extraction and consumption into one based on sustainability and low carbon energy, transport and agriculture.
Crunch time for COP21
07-12-2015

Crunch time for COP21

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Negotiations on climate change began in 1992, and the UN organises an annual international climate change conference called the Conference of the Parties, or COP.
Towns’ and regions’ cooperation on climate and development
30-11-2015

Towns’ and regions’ cooperation on climate and development

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On the fringe of the official negotiations of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21), local decision-makers from all over the world are expected at Paris City Hall on December 4 2015, to commit in favour of the climate.
Cities and regions against climate change
23-11-2015

Cities and regions against climate change

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Ahead of COP21, EU cities and regions are seeking a bigger role and an expanded toolbox to implement any climate agreement reached in Paris.

Sustainable construction

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Europe’s construction industry can provide part of the answer to many of the European Union’s economic and environmental concerns.
Agrifood 16-11-2015

Climate change and the food chain

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The European food and drink industry can boast a healthy track record in reducing its carbon footprint ahead of the COP21 conference, which opens in Paris later this month.
Climate Change: the Road to Paris
26-01-2015

Climate change: The road to Paris

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With ten months to go before the COP 21, Paris is doing all it can to provide the ideal conditions for a global agreement. Europe hopes to play a facilitating role in the international negotiations.

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