About: COP22

Agenda for Change 22-05-2017

Vulnerable countries sound alarm on climate finance

The countries most exposed to the effects of climate change are still waiting for the finances they were promised in Paris in 2015. EURACTIV France reports.
Global Europe 23-11-2016

The Brief: MEPs quash CETA challenge but what about Wallonia?

MEPs today quashed a proposed resolution to refer CETA, the EU-Canada trade deal, to the European Court of Justice by a significant majority.
Climate change 23-11-2016

COP22: Climate finance pushed back to 2018

COP22 ended last Friday (18 November), leaving the question of climate finance unanswered. For developing countries, this is a disappointing failure. EURACTIV France reports.
Climate change 22-11-2016

EU risks missing climate spending target, warn auditors

The European Union is set to fall short of its climate change spending targets by more than €11 billion, and possibly much more, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) warned today (22 November).
Climate change 21-11-2016

Global climate action pushing ahead, despite slim pickings at COP22

The UN's 22nd climate change conference closed on Friday (18 November) with no tangible results.  But the decision of the most vulnerable states to convert to 100% renewable energy is a good signal for the future. EURACTIV France reports.
Climate change 21-11-2016

2050 climate targets conceal a downturn in effort

22 countries and a number of private companies promised at COP22 to present climate plans for 2050. But in the short term, most are reluctant to increase their current objectives. EURACTIV France reports.
Energy 17-11-2016

Private sector pushes for better EU renewable energy legislation

After leaked documents revealing renewable energy will no longer be a top priority in the EU’s new winter package, major corporations including Google, Unilever and IKEA have made a call for improvements to the forthcoming package.
Global Europe 17-11-2016

The Brief: UKIP ‘used EU cash’ for Brexit campaign

UKIP allegedly used almost half a million euros of EU cash to pay for its Brexit and election campaigns, in breach of European Parliament rules.
Climate change 17-11-2016

Businesses believe market forces will save the climate

Donald Trump's election may have caused something of an earthquake among the climate negotiators at the COP22, but the mood in the business community is considerably calmer. EURACTIV France reports.
Climate change 16-11-2016

Germany positive about 2050 climate targets, 2020 looks less promising

Environmentalists have praised Germany for its ambitious 2050 emissions targets, where it is aiming for a 95% reduction in comparison to 1990 levels. But things are less rosy when it comes to its 2020 targets. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

Climate change 16-11-2016

Hollande to Trump: Paris Agreement is ‘irreversible’

In an address directly aimed at Donald Trump, the French president said that abandoning the Paris Agreement was not an option. The US President-elect has promised to undo the climate commitments made by Barack Obama in 2015. EURACTIV France reports.
Climate change 15-11-2016

Climate action facing stronger headwinds at COP22

Donald Trump's election appears to have stalled the momentum of the Paris Agreement. Concern over the future of the deal is palpable among participants at the COP22 in Marrakesh. EURACTIV France reports.

The Brief: Mogherini on the defence after half-baked crisis dinner

The 28 EU foreign ministers met in Brussels to talk security today. Their discussion was “not about an EU army”, as Federica Mogherini was quick to point out before the meeting got underway.
Global Europe 09-11-2016

The Brief: After Trump victory, EU nervously eyes French election

The Berlin Wall fell 27 years ago today. Today, the US made a man who promised to build a wall the leader of the free world.
Climate change 09-11-2016

Trump can kill UN climate deal, warns EU carbon market chief

EXCLUSIVE/ The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States is a “real and imminent threat” to the fight against climate change, and “completely upends every single element” of the Paris Agreement, making it almost impossible to deliver, the MEP leading EU carbon market reform has warned.
Energy 09-11-2016

Energy Union: A total climate protection package?

The proposal to create an Energy Union is already two years old and remains one of the EU's most ambitious projects. But it risks falling behind expectations on climate policy, EURACTIV Germany reports.
Climate change 09-11-2016

Germany heads to COP22 without a plan

German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks will have to travel to Marrakesh without a climate plan to present to the COP22 summit, after Economic Affairs Minister Sigmar Gabriel blocked it last night (8 November). EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

Energy 09-11-2016

European companies help Morocco maintain control over Western Sahara

Morocco is eagerly promoting its green credentials in its hosting of the COP22 climate change conference in Marrakesh. But a new report discloses that the North African country is consolidating its hold on Western Sahara through European-built energy projects. EURACTIV Germany reports.

The Brief: Commission must harness climate momentum

The European Commission has the chance, if it seizes the moment, to push through the higher renewable and energy efficiency targets that are needed to meet the EU’s Paris Agreement climate commitments.
Climate change 07-11-2016

Paris Agreement comes into force – what now in Marrakech?

Last week, vision turned into reality as the Paris Agreement officially came into force, ushering a new era of climate action. As COP22 starts today, EURACTIV’s partner edie.net asks, what does this actually mean for the global green economy?

Climate change 04-11-2016

Paris climate pact enters into force, focus shifts to action

A landmark global accord to combat climate change officially entered into force on Friday (4 November), putting pressure on countries to start executing plans to slash greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming.
Climate change 03-11-2016

World on track for 3C of warming under current global climate pledges, warns UN

The commitments made by governments on climate change will lead to dangerous levels of global warming because they are incommensurate with the growth of greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report.
Energy 31-10-2016

Why Europe’s climate action has been put on hold

Angela Merkel’s absence from the COP 22 is symbolic of a European climate and energy policy beset by indecision and infighting. EURACTIV France reports.
Energy 24-10-2016

Paris withdraws plans for carbon tax on coal

Pressure from the miners' and energy workers' union CGT forced the French government to back down on extending the carbon tax to coal-fired power stations. EURACTIV's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.

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