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Agrifood 11-10-2019

Fourteen mayors sign declaration to promote sustainable food policies in their cities

Fourteen cities announced on Thursday (10 October) that they would pay particular attention to the sustainable and healthy food supply in their cities in the future. This way, they aim to save 60% of the carbon emissions in the food sector. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Climate change 09-12-2016

How to improve the carbon leakage risk assessment?

To Glass for Europe, the reviewed criteria based on the carbon intensity and trade intensity of the sectors is appropriate to define risks of carbon leakage for Europe’s industrial sectors.
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Carbon Leakage
Energy 09-12-2016

Why benchmarks should be based on real and verified data

Benchmarks to evaluate carbon leakage exposure should be based on real and verified data without “flat rate” adjustments.
Climate change 08-02-2016

Better management could increase the climate benefits of European forests

Europe's forest coverage has increased by 10% since 1750, but forest management methods have changed dramatically. According to a study published in the journal Science, this has led to a slight increase in global temperatures. EURACTIV's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
Climate change 25-01-2013

EU carbon market in ‘freefall’ after backloading vote

EU carbon prices briefly slid 40% to a record low after politicians opposed plans to support the market, raising concerns prices could hit zero and sending a warning to European governments to pull together in lowering carbon emissions.
Climate change 18-05-2012

Negotiate a world carbon price signal, now

Every country in the world should each make a commitment to introduce a carbon price aligned with a scientifically-validated international standard, say Stéphane Dion and Éloi Laurent.
Climate change 11-07-2011

The EU budget: lean and green

With a significant rise of climate-related spending, the European Commission's proposed next EU budget demonstrates a clear commitment to sustainable growth and transforming Europe into a low-carbon society, argues EU Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard.
Climate change 21-01-2011

Great carbon theft may have netted €28m of permits

Up to two million European Union carbon allowances (EUAs) worth as much as €14 a tonne may have been stolen from registries across the European Union in the biggest ever fraud aimed at the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

Brussels gets tough with carbon crime

The European Commission is preparing tighter regulation for the European carbon market in a bid to clamp down on insider dealing, fraud and manipulation within the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).
Energy 23-12-2010

Top official: ‘EU unlikely to meet energy-efficiency goals’

The EU is unlikely to meet its target of reducing energy consumption by 20% by 2020, but the decreasing cost of renewables means that an EU-wide approach to its funding could be envisaged, says Marie Donnelly, director of energy efficiency and renewable energy at the European Commission.
Climate change 16-12-2010

Scholar: ‘China is entering global renewables market’

A cocktail of climate damage, geopolitics and the quest for new markets is fueling a rapid Chinese move into renewable technologies such as wind, solar and wave power, Miranda Schreurs, director of the Environmental Policy Research Institute at the Freie Universität Berlin, told EURACTIV in an interview. 
Climate change 10-12-2010

Cancún summit delegates battle clock for climate deal

Delegates from 193 nations are struggling to strike a deal on steps to fight global warming before the UN Cancún climate conference's scheduled deadline of Friday 10 December. If they fail, it will herald a damaging setback for the multilateral process after the Copenhagen summit ended in disarray last year.
Climate change 15-07-2010

Carbon labels potentially misleading, study warns

Labelling consumer products with their carbon footprint is not the best approach to combating global warming as the labels at their worst increase negative environmental impacts and mislead consumers, according to European consumer organisation ANEC.
Climate change 01-06-2010

The merit of sectoral approaches in transitioning towards a global carbon market

Providing potentially the strongest link between the EU's emissions trading scheme and sectoral approaches, sectoral benchmarks can be used for setting caps and free allocations, or can become a catalyst for linking the world's carbon markets, writes Noriko Fujiwara, head of climate change and a research fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), in a May special report.
Development Policy 19-02-2010

New era for climate diplomacy as UN chief resigns

A new era of climate diplomacy is about to start after the Copenhagen summit fell short of agreeing a new legally-binding agreement, UN climate chief Yvo de Boer said, announcing his resignation yesterday (18 February). Meanwhile, the EU's commissioner for climate action, Connie Hedegaard, will embark on a world tour to reinvigorate talks. 

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