The UN published its annual emission gap report on Tuesday (31 October), highlighting a dismal record: ahead of COP23, countries fall two-thirds short of what is needed to reach the agreed reduction in emissions.
It’s an age-old question: policy-based evidence, or evidence-based policy? While the answer has traditionally been left to policymakers, scientists and their supporters are marching around the world on Saturday 22 April to demand political leaders enact evidence-based policies.
France is promoting an initiative to capture CO2 in agricultural soils, a concept popular among the EU's big agricultural countries, which see it as a chance to make farming part of the solution to climate change. EURACTIV France reports.
SPECIAL REPORT / With steady growth projected for decades to come, the aviation industry is banking on a global regulatory framework for curtailing carbon output to avoid a mishmash of regional policies like Europe’s emissions trading scheme.
Sigmar Gabriel, Germany's Energy Minister, blames Europe's periphery for dragging its feet on global warming and renewable energies. But the Green party, and NGO Greenpeace, accuse the coal-friendly politician of hypocrisy. EURACTIV Germany reports.
One of the lead authors of a key UN climate report launched on Friday (27 September) has told EURACTIV that Europe’s business competitiveness would be badly hit by global warming of the sort most scientists now believe is likely to arise this century.
EXCLUSIVE / An ex-UK Independence Party (UKIP) MEP says that the party’s climate change scepticism was callow and so eccentric that party press officers often had to contradict the views of its climate spokesman, Lord Monckton.
The world will have to cut the rate of carbon emissions by an unprecedented rate to 2050 to stop global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius this century, a report released by PwC on Monday (5 November) showed.
The world is on track for around four degrees Celsius of global warming under current carbon emissions trends, says the EU’s chief climate negotiator, a trajectory that some scientists say risks a planetary mass extinction event.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said yesterday (10 March) that a group of national science academies would review UN climate science to restore trust after a 2007 global warming report was found to have errors.
The UN panel of climate experts overstated how much of the Netherlands is below sea level, according to a preliminary report on Saturday (13 February), admitting yet another flaw after a row last month over Himalayan glacier melt.
The vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) defended the scientific body's review processes in Brussels yesterday (25 January), after it was forced to apologise last week for its mistake about the impact of global warming on Himalayan glaciers.