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Finance for climate action is rising, but still a long way to go

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According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC (SR15), an additional 1.5% in global investment is needed to limit the global average temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Yet, if already...
Oil and Industry 21-06-2016

Environment ministers fear the Paris Agreement will come into force without the EU

Europe's environment ministers have called for the Paris agreement, concluded last December at COP21, to be ratified as quickly as possible, both at EU and member state level.
Climate change 22-10-2015

Paris climate pledges ‘will slow energy emissions’

Pledges on greenhouse gas emissions made ahead of landmark climate talks in December will result in a dramatic slowdown in the growth of carbon from the energy sector - but will not reverse it within the next 15 years, the world’s energy watchdog said on Wednesday (21 October).
Agrifood 14-09-2015

Climate change threatens European wine production

The EU is the world's biggest wine producer, but a recent publication has revealed the extent to which the sector is under threat from climate change. EURACTIV France reports
Health 04-09-2015

Climate action will reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, say experts

Protecting the climate and public health go hand in hand. The European Society of Cardiology has joined the call for climate action to help cut the risk of cardiovascular disease. EURACTIV France reports

Fossil fuel divestment still only at ‘symbolic’ level

Almost 400 institutions have signed up to the global fossil fuel divestment campaign since 2012, but an NGO report has warned that their commitments are not enough to make a real difference. Journal de l'Environnement reports
Development Policy 23-07-2015

Small island states set example for large polluters ahead of COP 21

As international negotiations begin to slow down ahead of COP 21, small island states have come out fighting for an ambitious climate deal. EURACTIV France reports
Transport 19-05-2015

Germany and UK left behind, as EU beats transport emissions target

German and British vans are among the worst polluters in an increasingly fuel efficient and environmentally-friendly EU fleet, according to the European Environment Agency. 

World Bank advocates long term thinking on climate change

Switching to a zero-carbon economy is more than just a dream, according to the World Bank. But costs will be high for countries that fail to act quickly. EURACTIV France reports
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Transport 16-02-2015

Biofuels: Which future are you working for?

Did you know that every car in Europe uses a blend of biofuels? This is because of EU law. And to meet this demand, global production of biofuels has skyrocketed.
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Development Policy 04-04-2014

Ban Ki-Moon: EU must agree to a 2030 climate package in June

The UN's secretary-general has called on EU leaders to set an example and agree on an ambitious 2030 target at a Council Summit in June, that can be taken to a UN conference in Lima three months later, and shape a global, legally-binding treaty by the end of 2015.
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