RSSCO2 emissions

European Union continues to lead global fight against #ClimateChange

European Union continues to lead global fight against #ClimateChange

| September 12, 2019

On 11 September, the European Commission adopted a Communication reaffirming the EU’s commitment to accelerated climate ambition. Preparing for the Climate Action Summit by the United Nations Secretary General in New York on 23 September, the Commission recalls that the European Union has been at the forefront of global climate action, negotiating an inclusive international […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

#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 […]

Continue Reading

#SignForMyFuture – Belgian climate campaigners show solidarity with politicians

#SignForMyFuture – Belgian climate campaigners show solidarity with politicians

| June 27, 2019

Climate campaigners in Belgium have 267,617 reasons why the country’s politicians should intensify efforts to tackle global warming. That is the number of people who signed a petition demanding more effort in addressing the issue. The recent unusually high temperatures in Belgium and elsewhere have, for many, highlighted the pressing emergency posed by climate change. […]

Continue Reading

#StateAid – Commission approves €431 million public support for #CleanerTransport in #Germany

#StateAid – Commission approves €431 million public support for #CleanerTransport in #Germany

| June 20, 2019

The European Commission has found German plans to support the retrofitting of municipal and commercial diesel vehicles to be in line with EU state aid rules. The measure should contribute to reducing nitrogen oxides emissions by 1,450 tonnes per year, while limiting distortions of competition. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Tackling air pollution […]

Continue Reading

EU responses to #ClimateChange

EU responses to #ClimateChange

| June 19, 2019

Climate change will affect everyone. Photo by Ezra Comeau-Jeffrey on Unsplash Fighting climate change is a priority for the Parliament. Below you will find details of the solutions the EU and the Parliament are working on. Limiting global warming: A matter of 2°C increase Average global temperatures have risen significantly since the industrial revolution and […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading