About: 2015 UN Climate Summit

Climate change 21-04-2017

EU scientists ‘Trump-et’ need for evidence-based policies

It’s an age-old question: policy-based evidence, or evidence-based policy? While the answer has traditionally been left to policymakers, scientists and their supporters are marching around the world on Saturday 22 April to demand political leaders enact evidence-based policies.
Andrzej Duda
Climate change 28-10-2015

Polish president says won’t ratify Kyoto carbon-cutting pact

Poland's new conservative president on Tuesday (27 October) refused to endorse an amendment to the United Nation's Kyoto Protocol that would require the coal-dependent EU country to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

World Bank advocates long term thinking on climate change

Switching to a zero-carbon economy is more than just a dream, according to the World Bank. But costs will be high for countries that fail to act quickly. EURACTIV France reports
Development Policy 18-12-2014

German development policy ‘lacks coherence’ before landmark year

With its 2015 European Year for Development, the EU hopes to inspire citizens to fight global hunger and poverty. But as ambitious targets threaten to remain unfulfilled, experts warn that a lack of collaboration among political actors is to blame. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Energy 09-12-2014

Global comparison reveals Germany’s ‘Energiewende dilemma’

Swelling CO2 emissions from coal-fired power generation hurt Germany’s score in the latest global climate protection index compiled by the NGO Germanwatch. But the government’s latest action plan could bring about positive change. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Energy 10-10-2014

Poland says will cooperate on climate change – for a fee

Poland says it will need cash and help in curbing its emissions if it is to sign up for a new decade of EU green energy policy at talks this month, according to a document seen by Reuters.
Development Policy 25-09-2014

Summit prompts modest donations to climate fund

The UN Climate Summit prompted some developed countries to contribute to the Green Climate Fund, whose coffers had remained empty since its launch. But the amount of money pledged is still a long way off from what is required. EURACTIV France reports.
Emissions from a power station. [Stocker1970/Shutterstock].

UN report: economic growth and decarbonisation ‘two sides of same coin’

The deep decarbonisation of developed economies, such as the EU, can go along with economic growth, according to a report published by the United Nations this week.

World Bank: Climate policies could lift global GDP by trillions every year

Global economic output could rise by as much as an additional $2.6 trillion (€1.9tn) a year, or 2.2%, by 2030 if government policies improve energy efficiency, waste management and public transport, according to a World Bank report released on Tuesday (24 June).
Development Policy 31-03-2014

IPCC report: Climate change a threat to security, food and humankind

A United Nations report raised the threat of climate change to a whole new level on Monday, warning of sweeping consequences to life and livelihood.
Energy 21-03-2014

France wants a green future

As Europe sets the course for its energy and climate policy, according to a new survey, a majority of French polled support renewable energy sources, EURACTIV France reports.

France puts climate, energy talks on EU summit table

With the Ukraine crisis expected to dominate the agenda at this week's EU summit, France and the UK are among the few countries prepared to discuss climate and energy issues. EURACTIV.fr reports.