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#ClimateAction – Time to scale up

#ClimateAction – Time to scale up

| June 17, 2019

The Finnish presidency of the Council of the EU will place the fight against climate change high on its agenda. One of the challenges will be to unite the 28 member states around this fight and focus on the opportunities that a more sustainable Europe can provide for economic, social and environmental progress.  To underline the […]

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Commission establishes €100 million fund to support #CleanEnergy investments

Commission establishes €100 million fund to support #CleanEnergy investments

| May 29, 2019

Breakthrough Energy Ventures Europe (BEV-E), a new €100 million investment fund, was established by the European Commission, the European Investment Bank and Breakthrough Energy Ventures during the Fourth Mission Innovation Ministerial meeting in Vancouver, Canada, according to a press release for the European Commission. The fund will help develop innovative European companies and bring radically new […]

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EU must change from a kerosene tax paradise to a global pioneer for climate action say #Greens

EU must change from a kerosene tax paradise to a global pioneer for climate action say #Greens

| May 14, 2019

The non-governmental organization Transport and Environment has published a study, kept secret by the European Commission, on the consequences of a kerosene tax on aviation. In its study, the European Commission comes to the conclusion that an EU kerosene tax would reduce the CO2 emissions of European aviation by 11% without negative effects on the economy. […]

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EU leaders must reset direction for Europe, starting with #ClimateCommitments, say #GUE_NGL

EU leaders must reset direction for Europe, starting with #ClimateCommitments, say #GUE_NGL

| May 10, 2019

As European leaders met in Sibiu on 9 May to discuss the priorities for Europe, GUE/NGL President Gabi Zimmer called for immediate changes to climate, migration and austerity policies. “We are asking the leaders of EU member states if they have learned any lessons from the climate crisis, the Brexit referendum, the rise of the extreme right […]

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Climate marchers must be heard at #Sibiu EU leaders summit say Greens

Climate marchers must be heard at #Sibiu EU leaders summit say Greens

| May 10, 2019

Climate marchers from the ‘Fridays for Future’ movement have arrived in the Romanian city of Sibiu (pictured) where European heads of state and government are meeting to discuss the future of Europe. However, the mayor of the city has denied the marchers a permit that would allow the march to go ahead.  Reacting to the […]

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#Sibiu – Leaders must implement citizens’ consultations

#Sibiu – Leaders must implement citizens’ consultations

| May 9, 2019

The future of Europe is environmentally and socially sustainable, and it is within reach if political leaders take action now – as environment and social organizations, representing millions of Europeans, we stand together to deliver this message to national and EU leaders meeting in Sibiu on 9 May to discuss the future of Europe. People […]

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Britain has first week free of #Coal in over a century

Britain has first week free of #Coal in over a century

| May 9, 2019

Britain, the birth place of coal power, has gone seven days without electricity from coal-fired stations for the first time since its 19th century industrial revolution, the country’s power grid operator said on Wednesday (8 May), writes Susanna Twidale. Britain was home to the world’s first coal-fuelled power plant in the 1880s, and coal was its […]

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