Tag: climate change

#ClimateAction – Time to scale up

#ClimateAction – Time to scale up

| June 17, 2019

The Finnish presidency of the Council of the EU will place the fight against climate change high on its agenda. One of the challenges will be to unite the 28 member states around this fight and focus on the opportunities that a more sustainable Europe can provide for economic, social and environmental progress.  To underline the […]

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Commission establishes €100 million fund to support #CleanEnergy investments

Commission establishes €100 million fund to support #CleanEnergy investments

| May 29, 2019

Breakthrough Energy Ventures Europe (BEV-E), a new €100 million investment fund, was established by the European Commission, the European Investment Bank and Breakthrough Energy Ventures during the Fourth Mission Innovation Ministerial meeting in Vancouver, Canada, according to a press release for the European Commission. The fund will help develop innovative European companies and bring radically new […]

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#CCUS – Britain must commit to #CarbonCapture to meet climate goals – lawmakers

#CCUS – Britain must commit to #CarbonCapture to meet climate goals – lawmakers

| April 29, 2019

Britain must commit to projects to capture, store and use carbon dioxide emissions to meet its climate targets, a report from a cross-party group of lawmakers said on Thursday (25 April), writes Susanna Twidale. The report comes ahead of a recommendation due this week on whether and how the government could strengthen its climate target to […]

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Swedish teen accuses UK of ‘irresponsible behaviour’ over #Climate

Swedish teen accuses UK of ‘irresponsible behaviour’ over #Climate

| April 26, 2019

Britain’s opposition leaders met Swedish climate-change activist Greta Thunberg (pictured) this week to discuss what the teenager calls an “existential crisis” for humanity, write Emily Roe and James Davey. After months of Brexit tumult, climate change has leapt back up Britain’s political agenda due to protests that closed some of London’s traffic arteries. Thunberg, who rose […]

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President Tajani: European Parliament is at the forefront of fight against #ClimateChange

President Tajani: European Parliament is at the forefront of fight against #ClimateChange

| April 17, 2019

On 16 April in Strasbourg, President Tajani met with Greta Thunberg, climate change activist and symbol of the ‘Fridays for Future’ movement.  After the meeting, President Tajani said: “Greta has rallied millions of young people in defence of the environment. I described everything that the European Parliament is doing to fight pollution and told her […]

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#COP24 – Poland, Europe, and coal: trolling or misunderstanding?

#COP24 – Poland, Europe, and coal: trolling or misunderstanding?

| December 18, 2018

From the outset of the COP24, international media coverage has harshly criticized the event’s Polish hosts for their “provocative” spotlighting of Poland’s coal industry and broader “coal addiction”. The controversies in Katowice have re-ignited tensions between Poland and the European Union over emissions targets, energy transitions, and the country’s enduring reliance on coal power. Beneath […]

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#ClimateChange – Global challenge requiring global response

#ClimateChange – Global challenge requiring global response

| December 4, 2018

Continued growth in emissions of greenhouse gases around the world has caused abnormal and extreme weather events such as heatwaves, droughts, and catastrophic torrential rains. These events are no longer just abstract future scenarios; they are happening today in all corners of the globe, writes Dr. Lee Ying-yuan, minister, Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (Taiwan). […]

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