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European Union presents EU progress on #SustainableDevelopmentGoals at UN High Level Political Forum in New York

European Union presents EU progress on #SustainableDevelopmentGoals at UN High Level Political Forum in New York

| July 15, 2019

International Cooperation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica (pictured) and Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella are attending the United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development this week, to present the EU’s progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals – both within the European Union and internationally.  A detailed review of progress will be presented at the main EU side-event co-hosted with Finland on Thursday 18 […]

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EU environment and climate ministers – EU must speed up ambitious policy on circular economy

EU environment and climate ministers – EU must speed up ambitious policy on circular economy

| July 15, 2019

The second day of the informal meeting of EU environment and climate ministers focused on expanding the circular economy into new areas. The ministers discussed the solutions offered by the circular economy to mitigate climate change and halt the loss of biodiversity. The informal meeting of environment/climate ministers was held on 11 and 12 July […]

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Britain’s #Climate advisers slam government progress, call for urgent action

Britain’s #Climate advisers slam government progress, call for urgent action

| July 11, 2019

Britain has failed to set sufficient policies to combat climate change and must act urgently to cut greenhouse gas emissions to meet its new net zero target, a report by the government’s climate advisers said on Wednesday (10 July), writes Susanna Twidale. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) report comes after Britain last month became the […]

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#Ireland – Leo Varadkar nominates Phil Hogan for a second term as Ireland’s commissioner

#Ireland – Leo Varadkar nominates Phil Hogan for a second term as Ireland’s commissioner

| July 10, 2019

Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed his intention to nominate Phil Hogan for a second term as Ireland’s member of the European Commission. Phil Hogan served as Agriculture and Rural Development commissioner in the current Commission and is considered to be a skilled negotiator and alliance builder. Speaking today (10 July) the Taoiseach said that […]

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Commission launches work on major research and innovation missions for #Cancer, #Climate, #Oceans and #Soil

Commission launches work on major research and innovation missions for #Cancer, #Climate, #Oceans and #Soil

| July 8, 2019

The European Commission has launched the work on five major research and innovation missions that will be part of Horizon Europe, which is the next framework programme (2021-2027) and has a proposed budget of €100 billion. The European research and innovation missions aim to deliver solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing our world, including […]

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#ClimateChange made record-breaking heatwave at least five times more likely

#ClimateChange made record-breaking heatwave at least five times more likely

| July 3, 2019

Climate change made last week’s record-breaking European heatwave at least five – and potentially more than 100 – times more likely to happen, according to rapid analysis by leading climate scientists at the World Weather Attribution group. These heatwaves are now also about 4°C hotter in June, the scientists found. The study looked at three-day average […]

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#HybridCars ‘must have #PGM to combat #ClimateChange’

#HybridCars ‘must have #PGM to combat #ClimateChange’

| July 2, 2019

The EU has been warned it will be “impossible” to combat climate change unless hybrid cars equipped with platinum group metals (PGM) are used “extensively” in the coming years. Brussels is currently trying win backing for its stated goal of being “carbon neutral” by 2050. An EU summit earlier this month failed to win EU-wide support […]

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