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#FORATOM welcomes Commission’s Green Deal ambitions

#FORATOM welcomes Commission’s Green Deal ambitions

| December 12, 2019

FORATOM welcomes the European Commission’s goal of becoming more ambitious in reducing its CO2 emissions whilst at the same time ensuring that no EU citizen is left behind in the transition. If the EU is to achieve its zero-carbon target 2050, then its current 2030 CO2 reduction targets may not be enough. We therefore support […]

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#EuropeanGreenDeal – First reactions from MEPs

#EuropeanGreenDeal – First reactions from MEPs

| December 12, 2019

Following Parliament’s recent declaration of a climate emergency, Commission President von der Leyen unveiled the Commission’s plans to achieve climate neutrality in the EU by 2050, on Wednesday (11 December) in the Brussels Chamber. Leaders of Parliament’s political groups outlined their views on how to ensure that the future European Climate Law is funded and […]

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#Emissions from planes and ships: Facts and figures 

#Emissions from planes and ships: Facts and figures 

| December 6, 2019

Greenhouse gas emissions from international aviation have more than doubled over the past two decades, while those from shipping have also increased.  Although international aviation and shipping each account for less than 3.5% of the EU’s total greenhouse gas emissions, they have been the fastest growing sources of emissions that contribute to climate change. This is […]

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European Parliament declares #ClimateEmergency

European Parliament declares #ClimateEmergency

| November 29, 2019

MEPs want immediate and ambitious action to limit effects of climate change”© 123RF/EU–EP  The EU should commit to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the UN Conference, says Parliament. Ahead of the UN COP25 Climate Change Conference in Madrid 2-13 December, the Parliament on Thursday (28 November) approved a resolution declaring a climate and […]

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50 airports now #CarbonNeutral in Europe

50 airports now #CarbonNeutral in Europe

| October 16, 2019

Ahead of the COP25 due to kick off in Santiago de Chile next month, European airport trade body ACI EUROPE today gives an update on the progress airports have made to deliver on their commitment to reach 100 carbon neutral airports by 20301. This commitment is a major interim step towards their Net Zero by […]

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#EPP – More money to fight #ClimateChange

#EPP – More money to fight #ClimateChange

| October 15, 2019

A Resolution adopted on 14 October by the European Parliament’s Budgets Committee echoes and supports the outcome of the vote of 1365 amendments to the Council’s reading of the 2020 Budget. “Innovation, research and competitiveness are key priorities for next year’s EU Budget. We want more money for Horizon 2020, for research and innovation in […]

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Plenary debate: MEPs to press #EuropeanInvestmentBank to get greener

Plenary debate: MEPs to press #EuropeanInvestmentBank to get greener

| October 9, 2019

You can watch the plenary debate via EP Live, and EbS+. More information Explainer on increasing green investments in the EU  Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs 

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