Climate strategy 2050 Archives

  • Climate change efforts set for disappointing EU summit in June

    20-05-2019

    A small group of EU countries is pushing for the European Council to come down hard on climate change at an EU summit in June, EURACTIV.com has learned. But chances are slim that it will be a defining moment for the bloc’s environmental credentials.

  • EU national climate plans well below par, study reveals

    16-05-2019

    Of the 28 draft national energy and climate plans submitted by EU member states, not a single one is on a pathway to reach net-zero emission by 2050, according to a fresh analysis published on Thursday (16 May).

  • Think tanks table key point plan for German climate cabinet

    15-05-2019

    Two prominent think tanks in Germany presented a plan to help the country reach its EU climate targets for 2030. They serve as concrete proposals for Germany’s recently implemented climate cabinet, which is set to table its draft climate protection law by the summer. EURACTIV Germany reports.

  • Merkel sends first strong message for climate neutrality by 2050

    14-05-2019

    Chancellor Angela Merkel has indicated for the first time that Germany may join a European alliance to achieve greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050. At a recent EU summit, Germany was unwilling to join a similar initiative by nine EU member states. EURACTIV Germany reports.

  • The evolving role of gas storage in Europe

    Special Report | Energy 13-05-2019

    Departing from its usual supply security role, gas storage is vying for a central position in Europe’s vision of a hybrid energy system combining renewable electricity and low-carbon gases like hydrogen. But getting there won’t be a smooth run and regulators are watching closely.

  • Juncker insists 2030 climate target is EU’s top priority, not 2050 plan

    10-05-2019

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday (9 May) that the EU should “concentrate on immediate and urgent” climate policies for 2030 rather than a proposed 2050 target defended by eight EU countries to reach net-zero emissions.

  • Germany, Poland snub EU appeal for greater climate ambition

    07-05-2019

    The governments of France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Portugal and Luxembourg have launched an appeal to boost EU climate action ahead of a major summit on the future of Europe taking place in Romania next Thursday (9 May).

  • Nico Cué, the trade unionist with a green soft spot

    Special Report | Energy 06-05-2019

    The lead candidate for the European Left at the May EU elections devoted much of his professional life defending the rights of steel workers in his native Belgium. He now brings his fight to the European level, adding shades of green to his political spectrum.

  • EU’s Canete sees US LNG contributing to carbon goals

    03-05-2019

    Imports of liquefied natural gas from the US “can play a very important role for our security of supply,” and also contribute to the EU’s emission reduction goals, the European Commission said on Thursday (2 May).

  • UK advisors publish recommendations for net-zero emissions by 2050

    02-05-2019

    The UK must "set and vigorously pursue" a bold new climate change target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 'net-zero' levels by 2050 – replacing the current target of an 80% reduction against 1990 levels – according to a major new report from the Committee on Climate Change. EURACTIV's media partner edie.net reports.

  • Jan Zahradil, champion of ‘common sense’ EU environmentalism

    Special Report | Climate change 30-04-2019

    The lead candidate for the European Conservatives at next month’s EU elections has made climate policy and other environmental issues one of his key election themes. But can he square up his green agenda with his passion for national sovereignty? EURACTIV tried to find out.

  • BusinessEurope warms to Macron’s EU carbon tariff idea

    Emissions trading scheme 29-04-2019

    Marking a departure from its existing policy, Europe’s biggest business lobby group said it was discussing a carbon tariff at the EU's border in order to restore a level playing field with countries like China or the US, which do not impose a pollution constraint on their industries.

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