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Big four: global momentum

  2024-03-13 (or before) in Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit

How the ‘Big Four’ emitters – China, US, India and the EU – could play their part in bending the global emissions curve to point downwards.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Mitigation | European Union | India | USA | China


Europe unprepared for rapidly growing climate risks, report finds

  2024-03-10 in The Guardian

Dangers of wildfires, extreme weather and other factors outgrowing preparedness, European Environment Agency says

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Extreme Weather | European Union | Europe | Climate Change Adaption


Geothermal: Europe’s next renewable opportunity

  2023-10-20 (or before) in EURACTIV

Geothermal heat, especially when paired with district heating networks for broad local distribution, is an abundant resource just below our feet. Europe needs more of it to decarbonise the building sector and kick its fossil fuel habit, writes a cross-party group of five MEPs.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | European Union | Geothermal Energy


‘Outrageous’: MEPs condemn pesticide companies for withholding toxicity data

  2023-07-19 in The Guardian

Bayer and Syngenta accused of breaching legal obligations and unethical behaviour over brain toxicity studies

  Tagged under: European Union


Commission releases Net-Zero Industry Act

  2023-03-16 in Politico

Proposed regulation is a key part of the EU’s response to Washington’s massive green subsidies package.

  Tagged under: Net Zero | European Union


Mapped: The Network of Powerful Agribusiness Groups Lobbying to Water Down the EU’s Sustainable Farming Targets

  2021-12-09 by in DeSmog

In February 2021, German agribusiness giant BASF hosted a virtual wine tasting, a seemingly cozy affair swirling glasses of Portugal’s finest in front of a webcam debating the future of EU agricultural policies. Invited to the event was a small group of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).  The MEPs invited were spoiled for choice, […]

  Tagged under: Farming | European Union


Leaked EU anti-deforestation law omits fragile grasslands and wetlands

  2021-09-14 in The Guardian

Campaigners say draft regulation contains many loopholes, including exclusion of Cerrado and Pantanal

  Tagged under: Grasslands | Wetlands | Deforestation | European Union | Trees


Carbon border taxes are defensible but bring great risks | The Economist

  2021-07-26 (or before) in The Economist Magazine

The EU’s proposal may set off another trade war

  Tagged under: European Union


Avoiding the pitfalls of an EU carbon border adjustment mechanism

  2021-07-05 (or before) in Centre for European Reform

A leaked draft of the EU’s CBAM regulation provides fresh insights into what the Commission plans to do. But it also raises a number of tricky questions. 

  Tagged under: European Union


EU Threatens UK With Fine For 'Systematically' Breaking Pollution Laws

  2021-03-05 in Euro Weekly News leading English language newspaper in Spain

  Tagged under: European Union


The Energy Charter Treaty

  2021-02-23 in Investigating a changing Europe - Investigate Europe

Within 2050, Europe is to have cut almost all greenhouse emissions. That is going to be demanding enough. But the little-known Energy Charter Treaty could become a massive threat to the EU and its member states in trying to achieve their climate targets. Investigate Europe delves into the treaty and its ramifications for climate neutrality.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | European Union


Greta Thunberg accuses MEPs of 'surrender on climate and environment'

  2020-10-21 in The Guardian

European parliament votes to continue payments to farmers with no green conditions attached

  Tagged under: Farming | Greta Thunberg | European Union


EU pledges to raise €20bn a year to boost biodiversity

  2020-05-20 in The Guardian

New strategy to protect nature includes far-reaching habitat protections, and restrictions on pesticide use – but campaigners warn enforcement is key

  Tagged under: European Union | Wildlife


European State of the Climate | Copernicus

  2020-04-22 (or before) in Copernicus

  Tagged under: European Union


BlackRock to advise EU on environmental rules for banks

  2020-04-12 in The Guardian

Campaigners raise concerns over investor’s financial interests in fossil fuel companies

  Tagged under: Coal | European Union | Fossil Fuels


Speech European Parliament 4/3 2020

  2020-03-04 (or before) in YouTube

  Tagged under: European Union


EU environment cases against UK left in limbo by Brexit

  2020-02-25 in Greenpeace UK - Unearthed

Brexit has left the fate of up to eleven key legal cases, on issues from air pollution to porpoises, hanging in the balance

  Tagged under: European Union | Greenpeace


EU Power Sector 2019 - Ember

  2020-02-15 (or before) in Ember | Clean Energy Policy | Coal to clean energy policy

Ember and Agora's annual review of the electricity transition in Europe shows for the first time wind & solar power overtook coal

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Coal | European Union | Wind Power | Electricity


EU accused of climate crisis hypocrisy after backing 32 gas projects

  2020-02-12 in The Guardian

MEPs support €29bn schemes, ‘locking Europe into burning fossil fuels for generations’

  Tagged under: European Union | Fossil Fuels


The EU’s green deal is a colossal exercise in greenwashing | Yanis Varoufakis and David Adler

  2020-02-07 in The Guardian

Ursula von der Leyen’s signature proposal co-opts the slogans of climate activism, but has none of the substance, say Yanis Varoufakis and David Adler of Democracy in Europe Movement 2025

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | European Union


European Economic and Social Committee calls for a new vision of prosperity - Wellbeing Economy Alliance

  2020-01-24 in Wellbeing Economy Alliance

Post January 24, 2020 Ambassadors, Media releases, Members news, WEAll News Ambassadors ambassadors, cusp, eu, members, policy, tim jackson 5650

  Tagged under: European Union


EU ministers opt to continue overfishing, despite 2020 deadline

  2019-12-18 in The Guardian

Governments accused of ‘betrayal’ for setting quotas to miss sustainability targets

  Tagged under: Fish | European Union | Wildlife | Sustainability


Should the EU tax imported CO2?

  2019-12-09 (or before) in Centre for European Reform

An EU carbon border tax would be tricky to design, costly to implement and sure to provoke legal challenges. But if done properly there are reasons to think it could succeed. 

  Tagged under: European Union


Europe’s state of the environment 2020: change of direction urgently needed to face climate change challenges, reverse degradation and ensure future prosperity

  2019-12-04 (or before) in European Environment Agency

Europe will not achieve its 2030 goals without urgent action during the next 10 years to address the alarming rate of biodiversity loss, increasing impacts of climate change and the overconsumption of natural resources. The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) latest ‘State of the Environment’ report published today states that Europe faces environmental challenges of unprecedented scale and urgency. The report says, however, there is reason for hope, amid increased public awareness of the need to shift to a sustainable future, technological innovations, growing community initiatives and stepped up EU action lik...

  Tagged under: Consumption | Sustainability | Biodiversity Loss | Climate Change | European Union | Europe | Climate Change Impacts | Economics


'Our house is on fire': EU parliament declares climate emergency

  2019-11-28 in The Guardian

Bloc warned against making symbolic gestures not backed up by concrete action

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | European Union


European parliament split on declaring climate emergency

  2019-11-26 in The Guardian

Draft resolution will be voted on this week before crucial UN climate summit

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | European Union


Fossil fuel big five 'spent €251m lobbying EU' since 2010

  2019-10-24 by Sandra Laville in The Guardian

Report comes amid calls for set up of firewall to protect politics from industry influence

  Tagged under: BP | Lobbying | European Union | Oil Industry | Shell | Exxon | Chevron | Fossil Fuels


EU moves to tackle deforestation caused by chocolate and other products

  2019-07-25 in The Guardian

Campaigners hail scheme to protect and restore forests around the world as ‘pivotal step’ towards ensuring goods remain untainted

  Tagged under: Deforestation | European Union | Trees | Sustainability


EU climate goals 'just a collection of buzzwords', say critics

  2019-06-10 in The Guardian

Document setting out agenda for next five years denounced by environmental campaigners for skimping on detail

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | European Union


EU, China agree to work together on clean energy

  2019-04-10 in Climate Home News

After a Brussels summit dominated by trade tensions, the two major powers presented a united front on climate change and clean energy

  Tagged under: China | Climate Change | European Union


Ryanair one of Europe's top polluters, EU data suggests - BBC News

  2019-04-02 (or before) in The BBC

It is the first time a company not running a coal-fired power plant has come near the top of the ranking.

  Tagged under: Air Travel | Coal | European Union


Greta Thunberg tells EU: your climate targets need doubling

  2019-02-21 in The Guardian

Swede, 16, says EU cannot just ‘wait for us to grow up and become the ones in charge’

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | European Union


Elites' response to climate change must be fair, says EU official

  2019-01-29 in The Guardian

Gilets jaunes’ anger shows that companies must do their bit, says Frans Timmermans

  Tagged under: France | Climate Change | European Union


John Kerry: Europe must tackle climate change or face migration chaos

  2018-11-16 in The Guardian

The ex-US secretary of state, speaking at a Guardian Live event, predicts mass movement from Africa

  Tagged under: Predictions | Climate Change | Africa | European Union


Why I’m turning from law-maker to law-breaker to try to save the planet | Climate crisis | The Guardian

  2018-10-31 (or before) in The Guardian

Direct action is needed to show governments our survival as a species is at risk, says the Green MEP Molly Scott Cato

  Tagged under: European Union


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