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On-road tests show gas trucks up to five times worse for #AirPollution

On-road tests show gas trucks up to five times worse for #AirPollution

| September 20, 2019

Trucks powered by liquified natural gas (LNG) pollute the air up to five times more than diesel trucks, according to on-road tests commissioned by the Netherlands government. The results fly in the face of truckmakers’ claims that gas trucks cut nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by more than 30%.[1] [2] Transport & Environment (T&E), which today […]

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#GlobalStrikeForClimate – Mayors representing 8,000 European cities call for climate proofing of EU and national budgets

#GlobalStrikeForClimate – Mayors representing 8,000 European cities call for climate proofing of EU and national budgets

| September 20, 2019

For the global strike for climate (20-27 September), city leaders representing the European Covenant of Mayors and the 8,000 member cities have come together to demand the climate proofing of budgets at an EU and national level. Climate proofing budgets is the best way of ensuring that everything possible is done to meet the EU’s […]

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#ClimateProtesters tell #Carmakers ‘the party is over’

#ClimateProtesters tell #Carmakers ‘the party is over’

| September 16, 2019

Thousands of protesters marched in front of Frankfurt’s IAA car show on Saturday (14 September) to demand a swift end to combustion engines and a shift to environmentally friendly vehicles as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government prepares to unveil climate protection measures, write Ilona Wissenbach and Joseph Nasr of Reuters. Police in Frankfurt said some 15,000, […]

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European Union continues to lead global fight against #ClimateChange

European Union continues to lead global fight against #ClimateChange

| September 12, 2019

On 11 September, the European Commission adopted a Communication reaffirming the EU’s commitment to accelerated climate ambition. Preparing for the Climate Action Summit by the United Nations Secretary General in New York on 23 September, the Commission recalls that the European Union has been at the forefront of global climate action, negotiating an inclusive international […]

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More than half of EU governments fail to deliver a plan to cut #AirPollution

More than half of EU governments fail to deliver a plan to cut #AirPollution

| September 11, 2019

Five months past the deadline, EU officials are still waiting for fifteen member states to detail their programmes to improve air quality. National governments were due to submit comprehensive detailed plans to reduce their national emissions of dangerous pollutants – the so called ‘National Air Pollution Control Programme (NAPCP)’ – by April 2019, but five months later […]

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#Romania – Better #DrinkingWater in #Cluj and #Sălaj thanks to Cohesion Policy

#Romania – Better #DrinkingWater in #Cluj and #Sălaj thanks to Cohesion Policy

| September 4, 2019

The Cohesion Fund invests €275.7 million for better drinking water supply and upgraded wastewater collection and treatment services in the Cluj and Sălaj counties, north-west Romania. Thanks to this EU-funded project, almost 240,000 inhabitants will enjoy better drinking water. Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella said: “Everyone should have access to good drinking water. With […]

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World agrees to end international trade in live, wild-caught #Elephants

World agrees to end international trade in live, wild-caught #Elephants

| August 30, 2019

However, while the USA voted against, the EU could not vote at all, since a number of EU member states had not yet completed their NEWS accreditation when the vote was taken. Nevertheless, the preliminary vote passed in committee and then needed to be confirmed by the delegates in plenary session. To ensure that this […]

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