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Economy & Jobs 26-06-2018

In Sète, EU funds help stop coastal erosion

A redevelopment project co-financed by the ERDF in the commune of Sète (France) aims to mitigate erosion which threatens the site. The fund contributes to projects on sensitive issues in the area by the Mediterranean, such as maritime pollution and sustainable tourism. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Future EU 24-04-2018

MEPs defend ‘ambitious budget’ for cohesion policy

Threatened by cuts in the EU's next multi-annual budget (2021-2027), regional policy is clearly under threat and several MEPs are now coming to the frontline to defend it. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Climate change 04-12-2015

Regions raise the pressure on climate negotiations

After their failure to influence the Lima conference last year, towns and cities are working to make their voices heard on the climate action agenda, a parallel initiative to the official Paris agreement. EURACTIV France reports
Regional Policy 01-12-2015

Paris teams up with Johannesburg to draft climate strategy

SPECIAL REPORT / South Africa’s economic capital wants to develop an ambitious climate strategy, following in the footsteps of Paris, the first French city to adopt a similar strategy in 2007. EURACTIV France reports
Climate change 27-11-2015

EIB boss: Cities and regions have crucial role in ensuring climate investment

SPECIAL REPORT / Finance for developing nations will be central to successful negotiations at the UN Climate Change Conference, said Jonathan Taylor of the European Investment Bank.
Climate change 26-11-2015

Jean-Paul Chanteguet: ‘Laurent Fabius must stay on as minister of foreign affairs post-COP21’

The follow-up to COP21 will be crucial, the president of France's National Assembly’s Environment Committee told Aline Robert, the Editor-in-Chief of EURACTIV France.
Climate change 24-11-2015

EU’s Energy Union will fail without cities and regions’ help

SPECIAL REPORT / Unless it recognises and supports the role of cities and regions, the European Union’s Energy Union strategy is doomed to failure, campaigners have warned.
Climate change 23-11-2015

Regions push for greater influence in climate negotiations

SPECIAL REPORT / Local authorities are raising the pressure on national governments to increase their CO2 emissions reduction targets. But they are struggling to make their voice heard at the international climate negotiations. EURACTIV France reports
Climate change 28-10-2015

EU regions’ leadership in Ocean Energy under threat

European regions in the United Kingdom, France, and Ireland are world leaders in pioneering ocean energy, but risk losing that status to international competitors, unless public support for the technology is stepped up.
Climate change 26-10-2015

Cities, regions and climate change

Cities and regions are leading the fight against global warming, calling for the EU to be zero carbon by 2050, as world leaders prepare for the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21) in November.
Climate change 16-10-2015

Paris’ ecological footprint in decline

Cleaner transport has helped reduce the ecological footprint of the Île-de-France region over the last decade, but housing and food are two energy intensive sectors where little has changed. Journal de l'Environnement reports
Climate change 14-10-2015

Cities reluctant to publish climate risk reports

EXCLUSIVE/ Thousands of cities signing up to the new Covenant of Mayors tomorrow (15 October) will submit reports on their vulnerability to climate change to the European Commission every two years - but are under no obligation to make the information public.
Climate change 14-10-2015

Annabelle Jaeger: ‘the EU can achieve zero CO2 emissions by 2050’

Regions and cities are often the driving force behind climate action. Annabelle Jaeger told EURACTIV France that protecting nature directly benefits local authorities, as it keeps them attractive and helps them meet their climate commitments. 
Regional Policy 09-10-2015

Reaching SDGs from the ground up

Hundreds, thousands of towns and regions from every continent are working at their level, for the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), writes Frédéric Vallier.
Regional Policy 09-10-2015

Europe’s regions take climate finance into their own hands

The EU’s cities and regions are compensating for the lack of climate finance available by issuing their own "green bonds" for sustainable development projects. EURACTIV France reports
Climate change 06-10-2015

Mexican standoff over Polish regions’ coal dependency

Serious discussion over regeneration for Polish coal-producing regions is needed to prevent a political crisis over the shift to a low-carbon economy, writes Anna Dubowik.
Climate change 06-07-2015

Cities and regions call for access to Green Climate Fund

In a joint declaration published after the World Summit for Climate & Territories, leaders from around the world called for access to the Green Climate Fund to be improved. EURACTIV France reports
Development Policy 03-07-2015

Frédéric Vallier: ‘Countries will fail to meet climate targets without regional efforts’

Frédéric Vallier spoke to EURACTIV France at the World Summit Climate & Territories in Lyon. He believes communities and regions hold the key to successful climate action.

German minister: Juncker’s investment package likely to ‘backfire’

The projects Germany is pursuing within the framework of the European Commission's €315 billion Investment offensive include outdated ideas and dead ends, says Peter Friedrich, Baden-Wuerttemberg’s Minister for Europe. The list, he says, urgently needs a general reworking, otherwise regions and municipalities will lose out.
Regional Policy 07-11-2012

Northern European regions the most innovative: Study

Northern European regions are in the lead when it comes to innovation in Europe. But there is a considerable diversity in regional innovation performance not only across European countries, but also within the member states, according to the European Commission's Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2012, published today (7 November).
Regional Policy 22-10-2012

Hahn: Cohesion Policy is Greece’s main public investment

Cohesion Policy will be the main public investment instrument for Greece in the foreseeable future, EU Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn told Greek regional governors in Athens. EURACTIV Greece contributed reporting for this article.
Future EU 24-09-2012

Regional independence: Opening Pandora’s box

It is too simplistic to propose that a region could simply remain in the European Union after seceding from its EU member state and that the ‘evaporation theory’ of Belgium's New Flemish Alliance cannot adequately grasp all the political and legal problems which such a scenario would entail, say Guillaume Van der Loo and Merijn Chamon.
Regional Policy 28-08-2012

More integration with more attractive regions for investment

There are still significant economic disparities within the EU, such as the ones between North and South or among different EU regions. But EU member states have a common interest in tackling those challenges together, argues Rodi Kratsa-Tsagapopoulou.
Euro & Finance 26-07-2012

Regional tensions within EU countries

The European crisis has exposed the financial fragility of the EU's regions and municipalities, which in turn is a reflection of these countries' economic vulnerability. The crisis has also laid bare the disparities between regions and threatens to destroy the solidarity that unites the different regions of a state, argues Stratfor.