Tag: climate change

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 […]

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Ursula von der Leyen must take on Europe’s biggest #Climate rebel: Germany

Ursula von der Leyen must take on Europe’s biggest #Climate rebel: Germany

| July 25, 2019

Ursula von der Leyen won’t assume the European Commission presidency for another four months, but the battle that will define her tenure is already underway. After years of sluggish European progress on climate change, Von der Leyen has committed herself to a bold new ‘Green Deal’, with the goal of securing carbon neutrality by 2050. […]

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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 […]

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#ClimateChange made record-breaking heatwave at least five times more likely

#ClimateChange made record-breaking heatwave at least five times more likely

| July 3, 2019

Climate change made last week’s record-breaking European heatwave at least five – and potentially more than 100 – times more likely to happen, according to rapid analysis by leading climate scientists at the World Weather Attribution group. These heatwaves are now also about 4°C hotter in June, the scientists found. The study looked at three-day average […]

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EU must transform climate commitments into concrete policies – #Oxfam

EU must transform climate commitments into concrete policies – #Oxfam

| June 24, 2019

At their summit in Brussels on 20 June, the EU heads of state and governments will decide whether to commit the European Union to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, and consequently up their 2030 climate targets. To stay in line with the 1.5 C° target enshrined in the Paris Agreement, the EU should entirely decarbonize as […]

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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 […]

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#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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