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Climate change 26-11-2021

INFOGRAPHIC: After COP26, world is still on track for drastic global warming

As the dust settles on the COP26 climate summit, many are left wondering whether the fanfare of pledges made in Glasgow will make any tangible difference to global warming.
Climate change 17-11-2021

Green MEP: ‘Climate adaptation and loss & damage will be the key fight at COP27’

Although the recent COP26 conference in Glasgow made progress on climate ambition, there is still a lot of work left to do to limit global warming to 1.5°C and prevent runaway climate change, according to Green MEP Bas Eickhout.
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Circular Packaging after COP26: fibre-based packaging and a more sustainable future.

COP26 was a milestone, with the circular economy recognised as key to tackling global challenges, including climate change and reducing the pressure on our precious natural resources.
Climate change 15-11-2021

‘A step in the right direction’: EU reacts to COP26 deal

The United Nations target of containing global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius “remains within reach, but the work is far from done,” said Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission.
Climate change 14-11-2021

UN climate agreement clinched after late drama over coal

UN climate talks ended Saturday (13 November) with a deal that for the first time targeted fossil fuels as the key driver of global warming, even as coal-reliant countries lobbed last-minute objections.
Digital & Media 12-11-2021

Digital Brief powered by Facebook: whistleblower European tour, DMA approved, Google fined

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
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Reshaping our energy system – the decade of action is now

To achieve rapid and effective decarbonisation of our economy and to tackle climate change, Europe must utilise the potential that available pre- and post-combustion gas technologies offer complementary to variable renewable energy.
Climate change 12-11-2021

Pressure mounts as UN climate negotiations enter final day

Negotiators at the UN climate summit in Glasgow are expected to lock horns on Friday (12 November) for what is scheduled to be the final day of bargaining over how to stop global warming from becoming catastrophic.
Climate change 12-11-2021

Raising climate finance alone is not enough – it must also target disaster prevention

For a growing number of populations around the world, facing a future of more frequent and extreme disasters will only be possible if more funding is channelled towards adaptation and disaster risk reduction, writes Mami Mizutori.

Five EU countries form anti-nuclear alliance at COP26

In face of a French-led push to revive nuclear power in Europe, a group of five EU countries led by Germany have banded together to urge the European Commission to keep nuclear out of the EU's green finance taxonomy.
Climate change 11-11-2021

China, US announce deal to accelerate climate action this decade

China and the US have announced a deal to strengthen their cooperation on climate action and accelerate emissions cuts this decade, in a boost to the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, UK. EURACTIV's media partner Climate Home News reports.
Electric vehicles 10-11-2021

Zero emission vehicle declaration disappoints as manufacturers, countries abstain

A COP26 pledge to stop the sale of polluting vehicles by 2040 has been called insufficient by climate campaigners, who criticised the absence of major economies, including the US, Germany, and France, as well as leading car manufacturers, such as Volkswagen and Toyota.
Climate change 10-11-2021

COP26 draft calls for tougher emissions pledges by next year

A draft of the COP26 negotiation outcome published overnight urges countries to strengthen their 2030 greenhouse gas emissions targets by the end of next year in a recognition of the yawning gap between current pledges and the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement.

Slovenian environment minister: Climate summit key step for Earth’s future

The COP26 climate conference is a crucial step for the future of our planet and younger generations, Slovenian Environment Minister Andrej Vizjak said at Monday's press conference in Glasgow, UK. "It is time we act responsibly and move up from good intentions to concrete actions," he added.
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Will COP26 lead to actionable take-aways or be a dine-in and leave with an empty stomach experience? Reflections of a CEO new to COP26

No matter what leaders bring to COP26 tables, the question is will they make binding commitments to do better upon their return? I am optimistic, because positivity tends to result in a willingness to act, which the world really needs.
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How to leapfrog towards net-zero buildings at COP26

The impact of climate change is already felt, COP26 must take decisive action to deliver on the 1.5-degree scenario.
Agrifood 05-11-2021

Agrifood Brief: A COP out?

“Plant-forward”, seasonal and locally sourced, with a focus on ingredients produced using environmentally friendly practices. That’s what was on the menu for world leaders this week at the COP26, according to a statement from the UK COP26 Presidency. On the...
Digital & Media 05-11-2021

Climate misinformation running high on Facebook, says report

Climate misinformation is "rampant" on Facebook, despite the platform’s claims to the contrary, according to a new report.
Energy 05-11-2021

Poland clarifies position on coal phase-out, it is still 2049

The Polish government has confirmed it still intends to produce energy from coal until 2049 despite signing a declaration at COP26 that some hoped meant Warsaw would part with the fossil fuel earlier.
EU-India 05-11-2021

EU, India eye deeper cooperation on solar, green hydrogen

Delhi and Brussels have reaffirmed their commitment to expand collaboration on climate change, with the possible launch of a “green hydrogen alliance” on the agenda of bilateral talks next year. With New Dehli targeting net-zero emissions by 2070, the prospect...
Global Europe 05-11-2021

Borrell meets Brazil’s Bolsonaro, welcomes pledge to end deforestation

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's government has shown new commitment to ending illegal deforestation in the Amazon and is aware it is a hurdle to improved ties with Europe, DEU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said on Thursday (4 November).
Climate change 05-11-2021

COP26 pledges could limit warming to 1.8C, says energy agency boss

Fatih Birol says ‘big step forward’ is possible only if all commitments are implemented in full. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian, reports.
Politics 05-11-2021

Tweets of the Week: G20, COP26, Council of Europe

Leaders toss coin for photo-op, It’s not easy getting into COP and Council of Europe debate, please just stop. 
Central Asia 05-11-2021

Kazakhstan will stop using coal from 2050

Kazakhstan aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060, which means expanding the share of renewables to 83% and halting heat generation from coal after 2050, Serikkali Brekeshev told EURACTIV in an interview.