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Global Europe 15-01-2021

Biden presidency sets stage for wider global advances on climate policy

Once US President-elect Joe Biden takes office - and as more countries struggle with climate impacts - policies that tackle global warming are expected to begin emerging in a wider range of world bodies in 2021, climate diplomats said.
Climate change 08-01-2021

CO2 levels to breach 50% rise from pre-industrial era in 2021

Human activity will push concentrations of planet-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to levels 50% higher than before the industrial revolution this year, breaching a symbolic climate change threshold, the UK’s Met Office forecast on Friday (8 January).
Agrifood 17-12-2020

Delivering on the EU Green Deal: What role for innovation and disruptive technologies in agriculture

The EU Green Deal seeks to “transform the EU into a fair and prosperous society, with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy, where there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases in 2050 and where economic growth is decoupled from...
Central Asia 15-12-2020

Climate, Eurasian Union presidency among Kazakhstan’s 2021 priorities

Virtual conferences held in the run-up to Kazakhstan’s Independence Day on Wednesday (16 December) revealed the country’s priorities for 2021, including tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, delivering on the Paris climate agreement and presiding over the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).
Health 15-12-2020

Everyone should respect the environment, says PSG keeper Criscione

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV France, Arianna Criscione, goalkeeper and women's sponsorship manager at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), talks about her green commitments.
Future of mobility 15-12-2020

French cycling route receives EU funds for being ’emissions-free’

The ViaRhôna, a green and heritage-filled 815-kilometre long cycling route in southeast France, has received more than €2 million in EU funds during the 2014-2020 budget period  because of its environmental component. EURACTIV France reports.

EU Commission launches climate pact to bring public on board with Green Deal

The European Commission launched the Climate Pact on Wednesday (9 December) to raise awareness about global warming and bring the people on board with the green transition. 

Europe will hike climate finance spending, insists Cañete

The EU’s climate chief Miguel Arias Cañete has vowed to increase the bloc’s funding for climate change adaption, pledging that 20% of the EU’s foreign spending would be allocated to climate-related projects.
Climate change 10-11-2017

Developing countries say rich nations shirking on climate

The failure of wealthy nations to deliver on short-term climate commitments could hinder the rollout of a landmark treaty, a bloc of 134 developing countries, including India and China, warned Thursday (9 November) at UN negotiations in Bonn.
Energy 21-06-2017

EU will fail Paris climate challenge unless it tackles heating and cooling

The European Union’s fight against global warming is doomed to fail unless decisive action is taken to change the way we heat and cool our buildings.
Med & South 19-07-2016

Mediterranean countries set tone for COP22 in Marrakesh

Mediterranean countries have vowed to accelerate implementation of the commitments struck in the Paris agreement last December and push forward a number of national and transnational initiatives to combat global warming, ahead of the end-of-the-year climate summit in Marrakesh.
Climate change 10-03-2016

Climate change off the table at next week’s summit

European Union leaders are unlikely to discuss how the bloc will build on the Paris agreement to cap global warming at their summit next week, it has emerged.
Climate change 29-02-2016

Despite Paris Agreement, more ambitious EU emissions target unlikely

EU regulators will say this week the European Union does not need a more ambitious greenhouse gas target until the next decade, according to a draft text, even though the Paris climate deal stipulates goals should be reviewed in 2018.
Transport 04-02-2016

EU countries must power neighbours during shortages, under new rules

European Union countries will be obliged to help power households and social services such as healthcare in neighbouring member states in case of severe shortages, under legislation to be put forward by the European Commission next week.
Agrifood 27-01-2016

EU emissions limits for agricultural gases face uncertain future

SPECIAL REPORT / Efforts to cap agricultural emissions harmful to both the environment and human health face fierce opposition and tough negotiations before they can finally become EU law.
Climate change 12-12-2015

COP21 celebrations, but governments must mind the emissions gap

World governments today (12 December) agreed a historic international agreement to fight global warming at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris.
Climate change 11-12-2015

China pours cold water on EU’s ambition coalition at COP21

China tonight (11 December) poured cold water on the European Union’s ambition to use an alliance of developed and developing nations to push for a strong deal at the UN Climate Conference (COP21) in Paris.
Climate change 11-12-2015

MEP: Idea EU is leading ‘ambition coalition’ at COP21 is nonsense

The idea that the European Union is leading the so-called ‘High Ambition Coalition’, which is pushing for a stronger deal at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris is nonsense, Green MEP Bas Eickhout has told EURACTIV.
Climate change 11-12-2015

COP21 protest banners censored by UN

EXCLUSIVE/ Civil society organisations must submit their banners for United Nations approval before being given permission to protest at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21).
Climate change 11-12-2015

Poland drives rewrite of EU decarbonisation stance at COP21

Poland was singled out for blocking an EU push for decarbonisation in the latest draft COP21 agreement circulated on Thursday evening (10 November), earning the EU a "Fossil of the Day" award by green NGOs.
Climate change 09-12-2015

New ‘clean’ COP21 deal due today as deadline looms

The latest draft of the international agreement to cap global warming will be published today (9 December) at 1300, Laurent Fabius, the president of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) said on Tuesday night (8 December).
Brexit 07-12-2015

George Osborne: A climate villain?

The British government's cancellation of £1 billion to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a broken promise that calls into question UK ministers' commitment to reduce emissions, writes Chris Davies.

Naomi Klein criticises protest restrictions at Paris climate talks

French authorities are enforcing “unprecedented restrictions on civil society” at the UN climate change talks in Paris, the author and activist Naomi Klein has said.
Climate change 07-12-2015

Five days left for Paris to save the planet

SPECIAL REPORT / Delegates meet again in Paris this week for the final five days of negotiations to reach an international deal to cap global warming, painfully aware that much work remains to be done.
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