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Report: ‘People defending the #Environment are being murdered’

Report: ‘People defending the #Environment are being murdered’

| November 13, 2019

Environmental defenders are under attack. A new report released on 12 November by the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) clearly demonstrates that people who protect the environment and human rights are increasingly being monitored, threatened, harassed – and even murdered. The civil society democratic space is shrinking. Since 2012 more than 70 countries have […]

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#ClimateChange – Scientists warn over impact on food security and oceans 

#ClimateChange – Scientists warn over impact on food security and oceans 

| November 8, 2019

©123RF/European Union–EP   UN climate scientists presented MEPs with new evidence on how climate change is affecting food production and oceans. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. In August, it presented a report on climate change and land and in September one […]

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Cities urged to create conditions to combat #ClimateChange

Cities urged to create conditions to combat #ClimateChange

| November 8, 2019

Are cities the cause or catalyst for change in tackling the global climate emergency? That seems to be the crossroads at which we now find ourselves and is a question which is either troubling or inspiring for city planners and mayors alike, writes Tom Mitchell, chief strategy officer for EIT Climate-KC, Europe’s largest public-private partnership addressing […]

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EU ‘must be united’ at #COP25 in Madrid

EU ‘must be united’ at #COP25 in Madrid

| November 7, 2019

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee (ENVI) adopted a resolution today calling on national, regional and local governments, as well as the EU to step up their efforts in order to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and play a constructive role at this year’s UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid. The resolution underlines the […]

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#COP25 – MEPs push for #CO2Neutrality by 2050

#COP25 – MEPs push for #CO2Neutrality by 2050

| November 7, 2019

The EU should commit to net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050 at the UN Conference and step up its emissions’ reduction ambition for 2030, said the Environment Committee on Wednesday (6 November). Ahead of the COP25 UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid in December, the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee approved on Wednesday a […]

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EU should revise fiscal rules to free up spending on #Climate – advisers

EU should revise fiscal rules to free up spending on #Climate – advisers

| October 31, 2019

The European Union should revise its fiscal rules to allow governments to spend more on policies to fight climate change and infrastructure, an independent advisory body said this week, writes Francesco Guarascio. With the eurozone’s economy slowing, the rationale of fiscal rules that were hastily tightened after the EU debt crisis of 2010-12 is now […]

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European Union, Iceland and Norway agree to deepen co-operation in #ClimateAction

European Union, Iceland and Norway agree to deepen co-operation in #ClimateAction

| October 28, 2019

Climate change is a global threat and demands global action, the more countries join forces, the bigger the chances we can master this major challenge of our generation. The European Union, Iceland and Norway today agreed to extend their cooperation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. […]

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