Climate change Archives

  • ‘Disappointed’ EU capitals agree on 35% car CO2 cuts

    Transport 09-10-2018

    EU environment ministers took until nearly midnight on Tuesday (9 October) to agree on a common position for car and van CO2 emission cuts for 2030 but several member states were left "disappointed" with the final agreement.

  • Human activities to suffer dramatically from 2°C increase

    09-10-2018

    Efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C have started poorly, while traditional human activities such as fishing and agriculture would suffer even more dramatically if average temperatures rise by 2°C. EURACTIV France’s partner Journal de l’environnnement reports.

  • Dutch climate change ambition is insufficient, court confirms

    09-10-2018

    A Dutch appeals court on Tuesday (9 October) instructed the government to cut greenhouse gas emissions at a faster rate than planned, meaning they will have to be 25% below 1990 levels by the end of this decade.

  • EU nations divided on 2030 CO2 curbs for cars, vans

    Transport 09-10-2018

    European Union environment ministers will seek a compromise on Tuesday (9 October) over how tough to be on curbing carbon dioxide emissions from cars and vans, with Germany warning too tough targets could harm industry and cost jobs.

  • The Brief – Climate cabal

    08-10-2018

    Europe has an easy decision to make soon: either save trillions of euros, prevent the deaths of thousands of people and do its part to save the planet from climate oblivion. Or keep going the way we are. Staggeringly, the former option is not everybody’s first choice.

  • Inclusion of Paris Agreement in CETA at risk

    Energy & Environment 08-10-2018

    France wants to make compliance with the Paris Agreement on climate a precondition to signing European trade agreements. However, this is an issue where France is struggling to get the other 27 EU members to agree. EURACTIV France reports.

  • ‘Most important years in history’: Major UN report sounds last-minute climate alarm

    08-10-2018

    Warming beyond 1.5C will unleash a frightening set of consequences and only a global transformation, beginning now, will avoid it, according to the latest report from scientists at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). EURACTIV's media partner Climate Home News reports.

  • Behind-the-curtain of the EU’s 2050 climate plan

    08-10-2018

    The European Commission’s long-term climate plan could be hamstrung by a semantic dispute over vague figures and a fear of failure left over from previous ill-fated attempts at ambitious climate action, EURACTIV has learned.

  • Swiss cow feed causes fewer farts, boosts climate action

    04-10-2018

    Cows burp and fart more than they need to, says a Swiss firm that has developed a feed that cuts methane emissions from livestock - helping to combat global warming into the bargain.

  • EU business lobby to champion climate status quo – leak

    04-10-2018

    One of Europe's most influential business lobbies is trying to push the EU towards climate action standstill, after a leaked memo obtained by EURACTIV called the bloc’s existing 40% emissions reduction target "already ambitious".

  • Great Expectations from COP24’s Polish hosts

    Special Report 04-10-2018

    Poland’s turn at holding the UN’s annual climate summit is meant to be the one shot at making the Paris Agreement a reality. But the hosts also want to make sure “no-one gets left behind” by what promises to be a major societal change.

  • European Parliament revs up CO2 car limits

    Transport 03-10-2018

    MEPs voted in Strasbourg on Wednesday (3 October) in favour of a 40% CO2 reduction target for light vehicles by 2030. The target is higher than what the Commission has proposed and tough talks with national capitals now loom large on the horizon.