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Climate change 13-11-2020

French graduates launch alumni network to fight climate change

It is in the interest of everyone, including the business world, to be committed to the environment, according to "Alumni for the Planet", a unique collective launched in France on Thursday (12 November) that aims to gather French graduates in the fight against climate change. EURACTIV France reports.
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.
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 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).
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.
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.