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Climate change 02-05-2018

New round of climate negotiations in Bonn

The Bonn Climate Change Conference is meeting from 30 April to 10 May in preparation for COP24 in Katowice (Poland). During the Bonn Conference, the two key subjects will be: increasing countries’ climate ambitions and actions and drafting the operating manual for the Paris Agreement. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'Environnement reports.

Climate change: the pitfalls of carbon pricing

Antonin Pottier, a young researcher in economics at MINES Paris Tech, is highly critical in his published work of what he says is the excessive importance given to single carbon price. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports.
Climate change 16-11-2017

EU tempted to bypass Poland to meet climate commitments

The EU’s Climate Commissioner has said that the bloc will do all it can to overcome Poland's refusal to sign the Doha Amendment, which represents the second part of the pre-2020 Kyoto Protocol. EURACTIV France reports.
Climate change 03-04-2017

Paris Agreement architect: Spain needs to contribute to decarbonisation strategies

Director of the European Climate Foundation Laurence Tubiana insists there needs to be a joint debate about which carbon emissions scenario Europe wants to be in by the mid-century. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Climate change 24-03-2017

Leaked paper exposes EU countries’ abuse of climate loophole

EXCLUSIVE/ European Union countries exploited loopholes in United Nations forestry rules to pocket carbon credits worth €600 million and the equivalent of global-warming emissions from 114 million cars.
Development Policy 13-12-2016

Brundtland: Climate change fight must continue, despite ‘US going in another direction’

Former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland told EURACTIV’s partner El País – Planeta Futuro that public awareness and civil society action is equally important as political commitment in achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement and Agenda 2030.
Climate change 21-04-2016

After the ink has dried on the Paris Agreement

Over 100 governments are expected to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change at a ceremony in New York on Friday (22 April), highlighting international support in the fight against global warming. But ratifying the deal will require more time, write Klaus Dingwerth and Jörn Richert.
Climate change 30-03-2016

Brexit could create renewable energy ‘paradox’

The renewable energy industry faces a "huge paradox" in the event of Brexit, according to legal experts from a UK-based international law firm. EURACTIV’s partner edie.net reports.
Climate change 15-12-2015

Where does the road from Paris lead?

The Paris climate deal is a tremendous, historic achievement. For the first time since the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, the world has been able to agree on a common path to fight climate change, writes Jim Currie.
Climate change 10-12-2015

France won’t offset COP21’s carbon footprint

France has broken with tradition by not compensating for the carbon footprint of the UN Climate Change Conference to cap global warming it is currently hosting in Paris.
Climate change 18-11-2015

COP21 will end a decade of failed climate finance

With 8,000 projects in developing countries, the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is still clinging to life. But the Paris agreement might spell the end for the ineffective system. EURACTIV France reports
Andrzej Duda
Climate change 28-10-2015

Polish president says won’t ratify Kyoto carbon-cutting pact

Poland's new conservative president on Tuesday (27 October) refused to endorse an amendment to the United Nation's Kyoto Protocol that would require the coal-dependent EU country to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Climate change 22-10-2015

One month to COP21, nations cannot agree on meaning of decarbonisation

A pivotal question has split world powers along unfamiliar lines as they haggle over how to avert catastrophic global warming: Should they set a goal of entirely eliminating carbon-belching industries?
Development Policy 15-10-2015

‘Time is short’ to stop climate change

With the COP21 climate change conference on the horizon, scientific experts have warned that this is the international community's last chance to reach a long-term agreement. EURACTIV's partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports.

EU ministers’ ‘deal’ on emissions leaves little time for COP21 diplomacy

EXCLUSIVE / On Friday (18 September), EU environment ministers will overcome divisions over the bloc’s negotiating stance for international talks to limit global warming, but are expected to warn that progress must speed up to secure a worldwide climate change deal.
Energy 25-08-2015

Kyoto protocol’s carbon credit scheme ‘increased emissions by 600m tonnes’

A key carbon offsetting scheme was so open to abuse that three quarters of its allowances lacked environmental integrity, a new report says.
Energy 20-08-2015

EU anxious ahead of COP21 conference

The EU warned today (20 August) that the window of opportunity for December's United Nations Climate Change Conference was closing fast, urging the 140+ countries that have not yet made public their contributions to do so, naming some of the major players.

Obama and EU unite on climate change draft

US President Barack Obama and EU leaders meeting in Brussels this month are set to throw their combined weight behind tackling climate change, in a show of developed world solidarity on the need for a new global deal, leaked documents suggest.
Climate change 22-11-2013

Green groups walk out of UN climate talks

Environment and development groups together with young people, trade unions and social movements walked out of the UN climate talks on Thursday (21 November) in protest at what they say is the slow speed and lack of ambition of the negotiations in Warsaw.
Climate change 29-05-2013

EU seeks pathway to strong UN climate deal in 2015

All countries should outline their long-term plans for curbing greenhouse gases next year, earlier than favoured by Washington, to revive the stalled fight against climate change, the European Union proposed on Tuesday (28 May).
Climate change 11-01-2013

EU cautious about new Obama climate policy buzz

The EU has reacted coolly to speculation about a potential new direction in US climate policy during President Barack Obama’s second term.
Climate change 10-12-2012

Doha climate change deal clears way for ‘damage aid’ to poor nations

Poor countries have won historic recognition of the plight they face from the ravages of climate change, wringing a pledge from rich nations that they will receive funds to repair the "loss and damage" incurred.
Climate change 26-11-2012

Climate cash debate rages as Doha summit opens

The EU will not commit to renew climate funding which runs out at the year's end ahead of talks at the Doha climate summit, which opens today (26 November). But new climate aid may be announced in the conference’s second week.  
Climate change 20-11-2012

World Bank: Climate change will hit poorest hardest

All nations will suffer the effects of a warmer world, but the world's poorest countries will suffer most from food shortages, rising sea levels, cyclones and drought, the World Bank’s new report on climate change says.