Climate change Archives

  • America’s ‘other half’ steps up climate efforts

    News 16-11-2017

    On Tuesday (14 November) at COP23, America’s “other half” presented its efforts to fight climate change in spite of the Trump administration’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement. 

  • COP23 in search of a leader

    News 16-11-2017

    Between coal-addicted Germany, and France that brings ideas but no new commitments, and the EU entangled in its contradictions, the political weight of this COP turned out lighter than expected. EURACTIV France reports.

  • EU tempted to bypass Poland to meet climate commitments

    News 16-11-2017

    The EU’s Climate Commissioner has said that the bloc will do all it can to overcome Poland's refusal to sign the Doha Amendment, which represents the second part of the pre-2020 Kyoto Protocol. EURACTIV France reports.

  • Carbon markets back in vogue at COP23

    News 15-11-2017

    Carbon markets have become a vital piece of common ground for defenders of the climate. The tool is gradually extending around the world, bringing with it higher revenues. EURACTIV France reports.

  • Sweden tops climate action index, Ireland underwhelms

    News 15-11-2017

    Ireland is the worst performing EU member state on climate change action, according to a new report that has ranked 60 of the world’s major countries in order of commitment to emissions reductions and other tenets of the Paris Agreement.

  • Former COP president becomes UN environment rep

    News 15-11-2017

    Former president of COP21 Laurent Fabius has been named UN high representative for environmental governance, two years after chairing the Paris Agreement negotiations. EURACTIV France reports.

  • Think tank: Coal crisis, not climate policy, is forcing Polish energy overhaul

    Interview | Electricity 15-11-2017

    The unfolding crisis in the coal sector is leaving Poland with a looming power generation gap which is forcing decision-makers to reconsider the country’s energy mix. But politicians have until now delayed hard decisions and a transparent debate about it, says Joanna Maćkowiak Pandera.

  • Cities take up climate baton at COP23, make ambitious emission pledges

    News 14-11-2017

    Mayors from 25 cities around the world, representing 150 million citizens, pledged on Sunday (12 November) to cut their carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, while boosting efforts to become more resilient to extreme weather and other pressures linked to climate change.

  • COP23 ups pressure on climate finance

    News 14-11-2017

    A week after the start of COP23, which is taking place until November 17 in Bonn, the thorniest issue has come to the fore during the day dedicated to climate finance. EURACTIV France reports.

  • Transport needs to do a lot more to fight climate change

    Opinion | Agrifood 14-11-2017

    Transport is the second biggest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the world, accounting for more than one fifth of all emissions. But progress in reducing these emissions is among the slowest of all sectors, warns Eric Sievers.

  • Franco-German tandem under pressure to lead climate action

    News 13-11-2017

    French and German NGOs have asked Brune Poirson and Jochen Flasbarth – state secretaries for the environment in France and Germany, respectively - to make the tandem “the engine of an ambitious European climate policy.”

  • Agriculture can rein in emissions ‘immediately’, says UN

    News 13-11-2017

    The global agricultural sector can curb emissions immediately and provide a window for fossil fuel-guzzling energy and transport sectors to decarbonise before global warming spirals out of control, the United Nations said on Friday (10 November).