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Climate change 26-07-2021

UK hosts 51 countries for climate talks ahead of COP26

Britain hosts climate and environment ministers from 51 countries on Sunday (25 July) for “critical” climate talks ahead of November’s COP26 summit in Glasgow. British minister Alok Sharma, President of COP26, will lead the two-day meeting, which London said will...
Climate change 25-06-2021

Success of climate change talks rests on finance, UN chief says

The success of international climate negotiations in November will depend on a breakthrough in financial contributions from rich countries, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday (24 June).
Climate change 10-06-2021

The case for an EU grand climate strategy

Following the fiasco of the 2009 Copenhagen climate summit, the EU adapted its engagement in international climate politics to take better account of emerging economies, write Sebastian Oberthür and Claire Dupont. Now, it should upgrade its policy to a "grand climate strategy," combining the domestic and external dimensions, they argue.

COP26: Will it be different this time?

After being delayed for a year due to the COVID-19 crisis, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, will take place in Glasgow from 1 – 12 November 2021. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres described 2021 as a “make or...

G7 agree on ‘historic steps’ to make climate reporting mandatory

The UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, met with finance ministers in London this weekend, with discussions leading to a historic agreement that G7 nations will mandate climate reporting in line with the recommendations of the global Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). EURACTIV's media partner edie.net reports.
Climate change 09-12-2020

French climate expert: We’ve made much progress in implementing Paris Agreement

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV France, Paul Watkinson, president of the UN Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice at COP24 and COP25, discussed why the 'rulebook' on implementing the Paris Climate Agreement still has not been ratified.

Climate change 09-12-2020

Five years on from Paris: Can US return to the climate scene provide impetus?

After four years of unravelling climate-friendly laws and regulations by the Trump administration, President-elect Joe Biden announced the US's return to the Paris Accord, accompanied by a battery of measures. EURACTIV France looks at what to expect from the return of the world's second largest CO2 emitter.
Climate change 25-09-2020

UN, Britain plan online climate summit in December

The United Nations and Britain will host an online climate summit in December, the fifth anniversary of the Paris climate agreement, in a last-ditch bid to have countries meet a deadline to upgrade their emissions-cutting pledges.
Energy 23-09-2020

China will aim for carbon neutrality by 2060, Xi Jinping says

China has promised to end its contribution to global heating and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060, in a huge move for global climate action. EURACTIV's media partner, Climate Home News, reports.
Energy 17-09-2020

China considers going ‘carbon neutral’, peaking emissions

China is considering carbon neutrality as part of its long term climate plan, the country’s foreign ministry announced following a summit with EU leaders. EURACTIV's media partner, Climate Home News, reports.
Energy 08-07-2020

EU, China and Canada renew pledge for climate action, despite virus

In spite of the economic crisis posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the EU, China and Canada sent “a clear political signal” on Tuesday (7 July) that they are still committed to the Paris Agreement on climate change. 
Climate change 27-04-2020

Petersberg Climate Dialogue: German ambitions remain blurry

The Petersberg Climate Dialogue opened on Monday with an appeal to place climate protection at the centre of economic recovery. Yet, it remains to be seen how much ambition Germany will show in this respect. EURACTIV Germany reports.

‘We won’t slow down’ on climate: EU reacts to COP26 postponement

The European Commission “took note” of the UK’s announcement to postpone this year’s UN climate summit but stressed its “strong commitment” to the global climate agenda, as nations grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Climate change 02-04-2020

COP26 UN climate summit postponed due to coronavirus

The UN has postponed a critical summit meant to jumpstart global climate action until 2021 as the world reels from the coronavirus pandemic. EURACTIV's media partner Climate Home News reports.
Climate change 12-03-2020

Coronavirus delays UN climate and biodiversity talks

UN Climate Change said it won’t hold any physical meetings until the end of April amid efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic. EURACTIV’s media partner Climate Home News reports. The spread of coronavirus across the world is disrupting climate and...
Climate change 04-03-2020

Pascal Canfin MEP: EU Climate Law must stick to 2030 timeline

The European Commission must publish its impact assessment on the EU's 2030 climate target in June – not in September like is currently mentioned in the draft Climate Law, MEP Pascal Canfin told EURACTIV in an interview.
Climate change 26-02-2020

Switzerland promises UN improved climate plan

Switzerland has become one of the first nations to confirm to the UN that it will enhance its emissions reduction target for 2030. But details about its new strategy are still scant EURACTIV's partner Climate Home News reports.
Climate change 20-09-2019

A turning point is needed on climate action

The UN climate summit next week puts the signatories to the Paris Agreement under the spotlight, and will be the acid test for the EU’s new talk on climate. If the bloc really intends to lead the world on economic decarbonisation, this is where it starts, writes Eliot Whittington.