Climate change Archives

  • China open to ‘uniform’ climate rules, sidestepping old allies

    News 14-12-2018

    China has signalled it is open to following “uniform” global climate change rules, shifting from its usual push for a clear division of responsibilities for rich and poor countries. EURACTIV's media partner, Climate Home News, reports.

  • Activist: Poland’s ‘just transition’ declaration is just posturing

    Interview | Energy 14-12-2018

    The just transition declaration adopted at the COP24 in Poland sounds good but it is not connected to any kind of climate ambition or specific energy projects involving local communities, Alexandru Mustata told EURACTIV Slovakia.

  • France wants to support women’s role in addressing climate change

    News 14-12-2018

    The inclusion of women in the climate debate remains in its early stages. The French women involved in the climate negotiations are trying to alert people to this issue. EURACTIV France reports.

  • COP24: Return of king coal

    News 13-12-2018

    Poland is hosting lobbying for coal and fossil fuels of a scale that has rarely been seen during an annual UN conference on climate (COP). The EU is turning a blind eye to this new facet of its ‘enfant terrible.’ EURACTIV France reports.

  • COP24 diary – day #11

    News 13-12-2018

    Over this special series on COP24, EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into the goings on of the UN climate conference in Katowice and what is driving the conversation there. In this edition: climate ambition at last, UN Secretary-General pounding on the table, Portugal getting carbon neutral, 630 brackets, and more.

  • World’s first zero-emission cement plant takes shape in Norway

    News | Energy 13-12-2018

    Norway is getting closer to building the world’s first carbon-free cement plant, a move that could reverberate across the globe as 197 countries meet for the UN's annual climate conference in Katowice, Poland.

  • The US, still in the Paris Agreement, is trying to decide its future

    News 12-12-2018

    Despite Donald Trump’s rejection of the Paris Agreement, the US is still very much in the accord and zealously setting the tone of international climate change negotiations. EURACTIV's media partner, Climate Home News, reports.

  • COP24 diary – day #10

    News 12-12-2018

    Over this special series on COP24, EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into the goings on of the UN climate conference in Katowice and what is driving the conversation there. In this edition: coal bonanza at the EIB, roaming COP24, German 'nein', Fijian drum beat, and more.

  • Embracing the power of cheap renewables to deliver a carbon exit

    Opinion | Climate strategy 2050 12-12-2018

    Green steel, green ammonium, green plastics, green aluminium and green shipping can be within reach in a world with renewables at 3$ct/kilowatt hour and a carbon price of $50+/ton CO2, with limited costs to the global economy, argue Auke Lont …

  • Poland increasingly deporting activists from COP24

    News | Justice & Home Affairs 11-12-2018

    Poland has already deported 14 people from Central Europe since the beginning of COP24, including two members of the Georgian delegation. Many NGOs are questioning the legality of these bans on entering Polish territory. EURACTIV France reports.

  • COP24: ‘Yellow vest’ crisis weakens French position

    News 11-12-2018

    In the midst of the ‘yellow vest’ movement in France, criticisms made by heads of state – such as Trump, Salvini and Erdoğan – fuel mistrust towards climate action, notably that carried out by France. EURACTIV France reports.

  • Is populism bad for climate change?

    Opinion 11-12-2018

    The violent response to the French carbon tax in Paris demonstrates good climate policy is dependent on a fair, just and managed transition writes Sanjeev Kumar. Far from stalling, climate change action is becoming a major issue in elections globally, he says.