About: climate goals

Shipping 04-07-2019

Shipping heavyweights at risk of missing climate targets

The world’s shipping heavyweights are not investing in key technologies to reduce their carbon footprint, putting the sector at risk of missing targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2050, according to the Carbon Disclosure Project.
Energy 20-06-2019

EU Commission documents reveal fund that pays coal lobby staff

Internal EU documents show that a European Commission fund invests €40 million per year into coal research projects. The money also goes towards personnel costs for Europe's main coal lobby organisation.
Climate change 09-05-2018

The Brief: What the eck is Talanoa all about?

Climate negotiators gathered in Bonn, Germany, to negotiate the rules that will govern the Paris Agreement will go back home on Thursday with little to show after almost two weeks of negotiation. The final seal on the rules should be...
Energy 12-04-2018

Energy transition goals lack ambition, local projects lead the way, study suggests

Energy transition in Europe is proceeding too slowly and Brussels is lacking ambition to fulfil the requirements of the Paris Agreement – those are the conclusions of the recently published "Energy Atlas" of the German Heinrich-Böll-Foundation. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 30-01-2018

Survey: agriculture and environmental protection – an odd couple?

Agriculture accounts for a great share of greenhouse gas emissions. EURACTIV Germany has asked participants of the Grüne Woche fair in Berlin how the CAP can help reach the Paris climate goals.
Climate change 18-11-2016

What local and regional government leaders at COP22 can teach the world

As COP22 begins to draw to a close, Gino Van Begin calls on all involved parties to roll up their sleeves and start implementing climate action immediately.
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.
Energy 20-01-2016

Further setback for Germany’s planned coal phase out

Germany's Minister for Energy, Sigmar Gabriel, remains cautious on the subject of the country's planned phase-out of coal, receiving backing from his SPD colleagues. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Climate change 16-11-2015

A global climate deal is possible

OK, so we're dreaming. But is it so hard to believe that world leaders would put aside short-term interests and differences were set aside for the sake of future generations?
Climate change 03-11-2015

UN climate change expert: National contributions not enough

National plans for reducing CO2 emissions are not yet ambitious enough to meet climate goals, but progress has been made. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Energy 27-10-2015

German ‘dirty deal’ on brown coal criticised

Germany is set to create an emergency pool of reserve power using its brown coal power stations. Reaction has been mixed to the proposal. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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IEA warns against fossil fuel subsidies and the cost of nuclear power

In its 2015 World Energy Outlook, the International Energy Agency expressed its concern at fossil fuel subsidies, the dismantling of nuclear power stations and the 80% increase in demand for electricity by 2040. EURACTIV France reports
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Climate change 10-03-2014

Hedegaard: “Ukrainian crisis shows we need to reduce our energy dependency”

Speaking at the EPP Congress in Dublin last week, EU Commissioner for Climate Action said on Friday that recent development in Ukraine show that the EU must reduce its dependency on energy imports. 'The Ukrainian debate would have been slightly different if we were not that dependent on importing Russian gas,' Hedegaard said. Interviews organised with the help of Wilfried Martens Centre of European Studies http://martenscentre.eu/

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