Tag: climate change

#Coronavirus – Now more than ever, international co-operation is necessary

#Coronavirus – Now more than ever, international co-operation is necessary

| February 18, 2020

Watching the headlines these days, it seems that the coronavirus outbreak may not have hit the world at the most convenient time. For years, the Sirens of deglobalisation have invoked the return to selective economic, political and social isolationism where states are relatively closed systems and enjoy unrestrained decision-making autonomy. In this context, the coronavirus […]

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#ClimateChange – New rules agreed to determine which investments are green

#ClimateChange – New rules agreed to determine which investments are green

| December 18, 2019

European Parliament negotiators reached an agreement with Council on Monday (16 December) on new criteria to determine whether an economic activity is environmentally sustainable. The so-called “taxonomy regulation” stipulates that the following environmental objectives should be considered when evaluating how sustainable an economic activity is: Climate change mitigation and adaptation; sustainable use and protection of […]

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#COP25 closes without enough ambition say Greens – ‘There must be consequences for the obstructors of climate action’

#COP25 closes without enough ambition say Greens – ‘There must be consequences for the obstructors of climate action’

| December 16, 2019

Following two weeks of negotiations the 25th UN climate conference (COP25) in Madrid came to a close on Sunday morning (15 December). The new co-chairs of the European Green Party both attended the conference, and said the following upon its conclusion: “The insufficient climate policies from around the world do not even come close to […]

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#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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