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EU progress towards its #ClimateChange goals

EU progress towards its #ClimateChange goals

| August 10, 2020

The EU has set out ambitious targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. Fighting climate change is a priority for the EU. It has committed to a series of measurable objectives and taken several measures to reduce greenhouse gases. What progress has already been achieved? 2020 climate goals to be reached Graphic showing the evolution […]

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#GlobalWarming – #EESC calls for new tax measures to reduce and remove CO2 from the atmosphere

#GlobalWarming – #EESC calls for new tax measures to reduce and remove CO2 from the atmosphere

| July 23, 2020

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has underlined the fact that taxes on carbon dioxide emissions will not be enough to reduce CO2 sufficiently and says that there is a need to adopt a symmetrical approach to taxation that promotes the removal of CO2 from the atmosphere. New taxes and additional measures on CO2 emissions will help, […]

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#Energy – EU funding for priority projects should reflect #2050ClimateObjectives 

#Energy – EU funding for priority projects should reflect #2050ClimateObjectives 

| July 14, 2020

The Commission should update its guidelines to select priority energy projects that are fully in line with its climate policy, said Parliament. The revision of the TEN-E guidelines, to be proposed by the European Commission later this year, should be consistent with EU energy and climate targets for 2030, its long-term commitment on decarbonisation and […]

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Shipping industry must contribute to climate neutrality, say MEPs

Shipping industry must contribute to climate neutrality, say MEPs

| July 8, 2020

To decarbonize maritime transport, the Environment Committee voted on Tuesday (7 July) to include CO2 emissions from the maritime sector in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). The Commission has put forward a proposal to revise the EU system for monitoring, reporting and verifying CO2 emissions from maritime transport (the EU MRV Regulation) and bring it […]

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Restoring natural habitats key for UK to meet #CO2 targets, says new report

Restoring natural habitats key for UK to meet #CO2 targets, says new report

| June 25, 2020

Restoring degraded natural habitats such as peatland and coastal marsh is crucial if Britain is to meet its ambitious climate change targets, according to a report from the Wildlife Trusts charity, writes Martyn Herman. The government is aiming for “net zero” emissions of greenhouse gases – mostly from fossil fuels – by 2050, but a […]

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Commission approves compensation to energy-intensive companies in #Romania for indirect emission costs

Commission approves compensation to energy-intensive companies in #Romania for indirect emission costs

| May 12, 2020

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, Romanian plans to partially compensate energy-intensive companies for higher electricity prices resulting from indirect emission costs under the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS). The scheme will cover the period 2019-2020, with a provisional budget of approximately €291 million (RON 1397m). The measure will benefit companies […]

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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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