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#GretaThunberg urges MEPs to show climate leadership

#GretaThunberg urges MEPs to show climate leadership

| March 6, 2020

Greta Thunberg addressing the environment committee  Climate activist Greta Thunberg discussed EU plans to tackle the climate emergency with Parliament’s environment committee on Wednesday 4 March. The climate activist was at the Parliament to discuss the Climate Law, a proposal seeking to commit the EU to carbon neutrality by 2050. Addressing the committee, Thunberg criticised the proposal […]

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‘Nature doesn’t bargain’: #GretaThunberg says EU law to tackle climate change is ‘surrender’

‘Nature doesn’t bargain’: #GretaThunberg says EU law to tackle climate change is ‘surrender’

| March 4, 2020

Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg branded the EU’s legislation to tackle climate change as “surrender”. She said its Green Deal package of measures gives the world “much less than a 50 per cent chance” to limit global warming to 1.5℃ “You admit that you are giving up, on the Paris agreement, on your promises and […]

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Commission adopts #EuropeanClimateLaw

Commission adopts #EuropeanClimateLaw

| March 4, 2020

Today (4 March), the Commission has presented a proposal to enshrine in legislation the EU’s political commitment to be climate neutral by 2050, to protect the planet and our people. The Climate Law sets the direction of travel for all EU policy, and gives predictability for public authorities, businesses and citizens. Commission President Ursula von […]

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European Parliament backs #ECB role for #ClimateChange

European Parliament backs #ECB role for #ClimateChange

| February 13, 2020

On 12 February, the European Parliament adopted by an overwhelming majority a resolution endorsing the role of the European Central Bank for climate change. In the report adopted in Strasbourg, MEPs call on the ECB “to implement the environmental, social and governance principles (ESG principles) into its policies” and support Christine Lagarde’s (pictured) intention to deliver […]

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British aviation industry outlines plans for #NetZeroEmissions by 2050

British aviation industry outlines plans for #NetZeroEmissions by 2050

| February 5, 2020

Britain’s aviation industry has set out plans to reach a target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, even with the building of a third runway at Heathrow airport which is expected to drive up flight numbers, writes Susanna Twidale. The plans were published on Tuesday (4 February) by the Sustainable Aviation coalition of companies in […]

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Stakeholder conference on first #EuropeanClimateLaw

Stakeholder conference on first #EuropeanClimateLaw

| January 27, 2020

Tomorrow (28 January), the Commission will hold a High-Level Public Conference on the European Climate Law to provide an opportunity for an open debate with stakeholders before the adoption of the Commission’s proposals next month. The Commission committed in President von der Leyen’s Political Guidelines to adopt a European Climate Law within 100 days of taking office. […]

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Britain must change how land is used to meet #ClimateGoal – advisers

Britain must change how land is used to meet #ClimateGoal – advisers

| January 24, 2020

Britons should plant many more trees, eat less meat, cut food waste and restore peatlands if the country is to meet its climate target of reaching net zero emissions by 2050, the government’s climate advisers said on Thursday (23 January), writes Susanna Twidale. Britain last year became the first member of the Group of Seven […]

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