Tag: climate change

#ClimateChange should be Parliament’s first priority, according to citizens

#ClimateChange should be Parliament’s first priority, according to citizens

| December 2, 2019

Eurobarometer 2019 on Climate change  First time citizens say climate change should be top priority for EP in a Eurobarometer survey Six out of ten Europeans think youth-led protests have a direct impact on policy EP President David Sassoli to attend UN COP25 Combating climate change should be Parliament’s top priority, new Eurobarometer reveals, highlighting […]

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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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Cities urged to create conditions to combat #ClimateChange

Cities urged to create conditions to combat #ClimateChange

| November 25, 2019

Are cities the cause or catalyst for change in tackling the global climate emergency? That seems to be the crossroads at which we now find ourselves and is a question which is either troubling or inspiring for city planners and mayors alik, writes Tom Mitchell, chief strategy officer for EIT Climate-KC, Europe’s largest public-private partnership addressing […]

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Hohlmeier: Fighting #ClimateChange is priority for the EU’s 2020 budget

Hohlmeier: Fighting #ClimateChange is priority for the EU’s 2020 budget

| October 15, 2019

Monika Hohlmeier  The EU’s budget for 2020 should include more climate action funding and higher investment in sustainable technologies, according to Monika Hohlmeier, Parliament’s budget negotiator. The Parliament will vote on its position for next year’s budget on 23 October. German EPP member Monika Hohlmeier, chair of the budgetary control committee, talks about her budget proposals: […]

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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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#ClimateChange activists target London’s financial district

#ClimateChange activists target London’s financial district

| October 14, 2019

Climate change activists targeted London’s financial district on Monday (14 October) blocking Bank junction, vowing a day of disruption for major institutions which they said were financing an environmental catastrophe, writes Guy Faulconbridge. Extinction Rebellion protesters blocked the streets around Bank in the heart of the City of London. “The City of London is a […]

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#ClimateActivists glue themselves to British government building

#ClimateActivists glue themselves to British government building

| September 27, 2019

Environment activists glued themselves to a British government building on Wednesday (25 September), warning that public health was being endangered by climate and ecological breakdown, writes Guy Faulconbridge of Reuters. Extinction Rebellion wants non-violent civil disobedience to force governments to cut carbon emissions and avert a climate crisis it says will bring starvation and social […]

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