Climate change Archives

  • COP24 dairy – day #9

    11-12-2018

    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: An update on the negotiations, postponing climate ambition, 415 institutional investors, a climate damages tax, and more.

  • ‘Loss and Damage’ emerges as crunch item at COP24

    Special Report | Energy & Environment 11-12-2018

    There is still no clear picture in Katowice on how to provide a readily available funding mechanism for developing countries affected by extreme weather events.

  • Truck makers tone down criticism of Europe’s CO2 regulation

    Transport 10-12-2018

    Under pressure from regulators, truck makers have softened their criticism of Europe’s first-ever regulation on CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles, focusing their comments on the lack of recharging infrastructure in cities and motorways.

  • Climate change and development aid: The economic case for prevention

    Special Report 10-12-2018

    Climate change affects developing countries more heavily, with broad impacts on the environment and the economy, insurers say, highlighting the need to act before damage is done.

  • COP24 diary – day #5

    07-12-2018

    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: An update on the negotiations, climate denialism, South America, costs of global warming, and more.

  • Tackling climate change will require ‘transforming the whole economy’, financiers warn

    Special Report | Energy & Environment 07-12-2018

    The global economy has to prepare for a profound transformation in the coming decades as the impact of climate change becomes more tangible, Zurich insurance experts told EURACTIV.com.

  • Polish coal aid sinks EU power market reform bid

    Electricity 06-12-2018

    Poland’s determination to continue providing financial assistance to coal power plants beyond 2030 has sunk an attempt to reform Europe’s electricity market, negotiators have said.

  • COP24 diary – day #4

    06-12-2018

    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: An update on the negotiations, Bulgaria, Canada, open letters, the shipping and car industry, and more.

  • Macron makes U-turn on fuel-tax increases in face of ‘yellow vest’ protests

    Elections 05-12-2018

    France's prime minister on Tuesday (4 December) suspended planned increases to fuel taxes for at least six months in response to weeks of sometimes violent protests, the first major U-turn by President Emmanuel Macron's administration in 18 months in office.

  • COP24 diary – day #3

    05-12-2018

    Over this special series on COP24, EURACTIV gives you a glimpse in the goings on of the UN climate conference in Katowice and what drives conversation there. In this edition: An update on the negotiations, green finance, just transition, climate risk index, and more.

  • German anti-coal demonstrations: ‘We’re running out of time’

    05-12-2018

    In the run-up to the UN climate conference, which began in Katowice in Poland on 2 December, many thousands of people demonstrated to support accelerating the phasing out of the coal industry. EURACTIV Germany reports.

  • French government prepared to back down on carbon tax

    04-12-2018

    After the riots at the margins of the “yellow vests” movement, the carbon tax adopted under François Hollande is expected to be revised downwards. EURACTIV France reports.