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Climate change 13-12-2021

Who will be the judge of countries’ climate plans?

Countries have until the end of next year to ensure their climate commitments meet the Paris agreement's cap on global warming. But who will check that their promises really do stack up?
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.
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.

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.
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.
Energy 04-11-2021

COP26: 190 nations, regions and organisations commit to major coal power and financing phase-outs

A coalition of the world's major economies, financial institutions and organisations have come together to accelerate efforts to phase-out coal generating capacity and financing for new fossil fuel projects at COP26.
Climate change 03-11-2021

Major methane deal at climate summit – without China

Countries on Tuesday (2 November) issued a landmark pledge to slash their methane emissions this decade, with US President Joe Biden chiding China’s leader for skipping the make-or-break COP26 climate summit. Nearly one hundred nations joined a United States and...
Global Europe 02-11-2021

Russia adopts long-term climate strategy, rejects US criticism

Russia approved a long-term government climate strategy on Monday (1 November) targeting carbon neutrality by 2060 and rejected US allegations it was not doing enough on climate change as the COP26 conference began.
Climate change 02-11-2021

COP26 leaders vow new drive to save forests

World leaders meeting at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow will issue a multibillion-dollar pledge to end deforestation by 2030 but that date is too distant for campaigners who want action sooner to save the planet's lungs.
Climate change 01-11-2021

Global climate talks open to cries of betrayal, blame

A UN conference seen critical to averting the most disastrous effects of climate change launches amid acrimony on Monday (1 November) after major industrialised nations were accused of dragging their feet on ambitious new commitments.
Global Europe 29-10-2021

Biden seeks to prove his political clout at G20, COP26 summits

As world leaders flock to Rome for the G20 summit, President Joe Biden kicks off a trip aimed at reasserting US international credentials, starting at a meeting Friday (29 October) with Catholic ally Pope Francis.
Climate change 28-10-2021

Europe lays out battle plan for COP26 climate summit

The European Union will aim to convince other countries to raise their climate ambition at the COP26 summit opening on Sunday in Glasgow. Here’s how.
Global Europe 27-10-2021

Biden swaps home tensions for foreign frustrations in Europe summits

President Joe Biden escapes bruising political turmoil at home for the more convivial world of diplomacy at twin summits in Europe this week -- but the experience could be just as frustrating.