Climate change Archives

  • Parliament’s climate resolution is misguided over CCS

    24-10-2018

    A proposal to disregard CO2 capture and underground storage is doing the rounds in Strasbourg ahead of a Plenary vote on a COP24 Resolution on Thursday (25 October). The proposal is anti-science and anti-technology and must be rejected, writes Frederic Hauge.

  • CCUS is essential to reach net-zero emissions

    Energy 23-10-2018

    Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) is not a silver bullet solution for climate change but a vital tool for reducing industrial emissions and enabling clean hydrogen production, argues Graeme Sweeney.

  • EU bioeconomy strategy and IPCC – planets apart

    17-10-2018

    The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) indicates that biofuels will need to rise 260% by 2030 and 750% by 2050 in order to contain global warming below 1.5°C. Yet, the EU Bioeconomy Strategy, published days after, seems to ignore this, writes James Cogan.

  • Europe’s clean transport revolution continues

    Electric vehicles 17-10-2018

    There is now a clear EU majority, led by the Nordic countries, for tougher targets on car emissions, writes Sanjeev Kumar. The big questions now relates to charging points for electric vehicles and whether they can charge fast enough, he writes.

  • What follows from China tariffs and the Juncker-Trump LNG talks?

    Energy 17-10-2018

    It is a bit surprising to see the Commission chief advocating additional imports in the EU of US LNG, a fossil fuel which produces a lot of greenhouse gas emissions, writes Danila Bochkarev.

  • Revamping buildings improves the climate, public health and social equality

    Health 17-10-2018

    Sobering warnings from the UN about the impact of climate change on our planet and human health has one obvious solution: increase the rate of building renovation, in order to massively cut energy use, writes Vijoleta Gordeljevic.

  • An EU anti-smog fund for Poland

    Air Quality 15-10-2018

    Poland has some of the worst air quality in the EU. But fighting smog is expensive. The Modernisation Fund set up as part of the Emissions Trading Scheme could help here, writes Joanna Maćkowiak-Pandera.

  • Civil Protection needs more and targeted EU involvement

    15-10-2018

    Climate change has been described as one of the biggest global threats of the 21st century. Dimitris Dimitriadis explains what the European Union needs to do to improve its civil protection capacities.

  • EU to the rescue: Priorities for a positive multilateralism

    Global Europe 15-10-2018

    We are a long way from 2015. That year, the world committed to the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate - promising to end extreme poverty, address corrosive inequality, boost peace and prosperity, and stop climate change, write leaders of five European think tanks.

  • UN’s latest stark climate report is proof the EU must end fossil fuel age

    09-10-2018

    On Saturday, as top climate scientists were putting the final touches to the latest shattering UN report on climate science, thousands of people were protesting against the expansion of one of Europe’s biggest, dirtiest coalmines, writes Jagoda Munic.

  • The good, the bad and the ugly: The IPCC special report on global warming of 1.5°C

    08-10-2018

    The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows keeping global warming below 1.5°C is necessary, feasible and beneficial. Rich countries must now commit to ensure their economies reach net zero emissions before 2050, writes Nick Mabey.

  • Where does Europe fit in the new mobility landscape?

    Promoted content 04-10-2018

    Europe has the scale, the cities, the institutional capacity and the financial muscle to lead the world in new mobility. Should it grab the opportunity, then an exciting future awaits, says Ross Douglas.

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