Climate change

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21-09-2021

Life Terra’s first “Klimawald” takes roots in Germany

Life Terra spoke to Stift Ehreshoven about their castle and estate situated near Cologne, Germany, with 1,500+ ha of forest land that is managed sustainably and the effects of climate change on German forests.
08-09-2021

Forest restoration and tree-planting – What impact for climate change mitigation?

The EU has adopted ambitious new targets to curb climate change, with a pledge to make them legally binding.
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Digital & Media 06-07-2021

What technology can do for sustainability

The Google.org Impact Challenge on Climate commits €10M to fund bold ideas that aim to use technology to accelerate Europe’s progress toward a greener, more resilient future. “This kind of support that NGOs like Snowchange are now receiving from Google...
14-04-2021

EURACTIV and Life Terra Foundation – Planting trees in Brussels forest with RFSB

Life Terra is a project co-funded by the LIFE Programme through EISMEA with the goal to plant 500 million trees in Europe over 5 years – 1 tree for every European.
Energy 17-03-2021

Hydrogen, sun, wind: Which ones can make the best contribution to Europe’s energy transformation?

Meeting the EU’s proposed new climate targets for 2030 will require a “transformation” of the bloc’s energy system, with a renewed focus on renewables and further efforts to cut fossil fuels in buildings, transport and industry.

Contributing to global climate goals: How can the gas infrastructure sector develop low-carbon and renewable solutions?

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), developing renewable gases is essential to advancing energy sector decarbonisation. The European Commission states in its Energy System Integration, Hydrogen and Methane emission reduction strategies that renewable gas will be critical for the transformation of the energy system.
29-01-2021

Carbon-neutrality: How can the EU and China co-operate to lead global climate change efforts?

Climate change can only be tackled effectively with a global approach in a multilateral framework.The EU wants to work closely with China to deploy a 'climate diplomacy' to share efforts with the rest of the world, especially with the biggest emitters.
10-12-2020

Sustainable Products Policy: Do all stakeholders agree on what is ‘sustainable’?

For decades, the standard approach to production and consumption has been “ make, use, dispose”. How  can the EU ensure that all products placed on the EU market become increasingly sustainable.
Transport 03-12-2020

Reducing EU transport emissions: Can C-V2X deployment play a significant role?

Transport and mobility play a vital role in the everyday lives of people and businesses. European transport policy is designed to meet their needs as well as to address climate change and reap the benefits of digitisation. The European Commission...
Economy & Jobs 31-08-2020

Climate protest against the EU-Mercosur trade deal

Protests against the planned EU-Mercosur trade agreement were held on Friday (28 August), with the participating groups citing the incompatibilities of the EU's climate ambitions with actions taken by the Brazilian government.

The ‘Lake monster’ that drank the water of a dam in Bulgaria

Where did the water from Bulgaria's Studena Dam disappear, creating a humanitarian crisis for more than 100,000 people in the city of Pernik? Following the first part of Valya Ahchieva's investigation, the Minister of environment and water Neno Dimov was arrested.
21-11-2019

Decarbonising the construction industry: Can Europe lead in low carbon buildings and infrastructure?

Buildings & construction are a major driver of energy demand and global CO2 emissions. According to the European Commission, they jointly account for nearly 40% of global CO2 emissions and also 40% of final energy consumption.
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EU Elections 2019 13-05-2019

WWF interviews with Spitzenkandidaten: Frans Timmermans

Ahead of the EU elections WWF asked lead candidates about their vision for a sustainable Europe. Watch our chat with Frans Timmermans, lead candidate for the Party of European Socialists.
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EU Elections 2019 10-05-2019

WWF interviews with Spitzenkandidaten: Bas Eickhout

Ahead of the EU elections WWF asked lead candidates about their vision for a sustainable Europe. Watch our chat with Bas Eickhout, lead candidate for the European Green Party.
08-03-2019

Carbon leakage: Energy-intensive industries and the EU’s decarbonisation roadmap

Does decarbonisation inevitably mean de-industrialisation?
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21-02-2019

Watch: Greta Thunberg’s full address to EU politicians in Brussels

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was in Brussels on Thursday (21 February) to take part in one of the climate school strikes that have taken place every week in Belgium since December. EURACTIV.com does not usually publish speeches. But we...
Digital & Media 21-01-2019

Risks to Europe: Identification, evaluation, mitigation

The EU defines risk management capability as ‘the ability of a Member State or its regions to reduce, adapt to or mitigate risks (impacts and likelihood of a disaster), identified in its risk assessments to levels that are acceptable in...
23-11-2018

Ecological disasters in the EU: Can new technologies save lives?

Over the past two years, the EU has seen a wide range of natural and ecological disasters. In November 2017, the European Commission revealed ambitious new plans to strengthen Europe's ability to deal with natural disasters.
Transport 19-11-2018

Integrated National Energy and Climate Plans: Transport Decarbonisation Options for Member States

Transport decarbonisation poses many challenges and requires significant actions by EU Member States between now and 2030.
08-11-2018

COP24 – The road to Katowice: Changing together for a ‘just energy transition’

Transforming the global energy system towards low-carbon alternatives would not only mitigate climate change but also offer an opportunity to fundamentally change the way natural resources and public goods are managed. However, ambitious climate policies should not come at the expense of social justice.
19-10-2018

Climate change and natural hazards: What advantages for building resilience?

Climate change is increasing the risk of extreme weather events, including droughts, flooding, hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires. In 2017, costs were estimated to be $306 billion, which is almost double 2016’s loss of $188 billion.
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Energy 16-10-2018

REDay2018: key outputs from the conference

The amended Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) contains a vision for 2050 for the buildings stock in the EU – it will have to be highly energy efficient and decarbonised, reaching cost-effective nearly zero energy levels.
Agrifood 30-01-2018

Survey: agriculture and environmental protection – an odd couple?

Agriculture accounts for a great share of greenhouse gas emissions. EURACTIV Germany has asked participants of the Grüne Woche fair in Berlin how the CAP can help reach the Paris climate goals.
Energy 29-11-2017

Engie boss: ‘Phasing-out coal, as quickly as possible’

Isabelle Kocher, the CEO of Engie, wants to "accelerate" the energy transition. After the COP23 in Bonn, she warns that Europe is "running out of time" and supports both "very high and mandatory" targets for energy savings, and for a carbon price floor.

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