China and the European Union reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris Agreement in a joint statement on Monday after the 20th EU-China Summit held in Beijing.
During the summit, leaders highlighted the importance of tackling climate change and called other nations to step up climate action. This effort has become more urgent than ever Chinaenergy transitionEUEU-China 2020low carbon Read More
The EU is raising its target for the amount of energy it consumes from renewable sources, in a deal lauded by the bloc’s climate chief as a hard-won victory for the switch to clean energy.
Energy ministers agreed a binding renewable energy target of 32% by 2030, up from the previous goal EUMiguel Arias CañeteRenewables Read More
LONDON (Reuters) - Emissions regulated under Europe’s carbon market rose for the first time in seven years in 2017 due to stronger industrial output, data published on Tuesday by the European Commission and examined by carbon analysts at Thomson Reuters showed.
Around 45 percent of the European Union’s output of greenhouse carbonEmissionsETSEUTrading Read More
The European Council has adopted a set of conclusions on climate diplomacy, highlighting the need for urgent implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change and the SDGs, and reiterating the EU’s commitment to climate action at all levels.
In its conclusions, the Council highlights the EU’s leadership role in “the COP24EUEuropean CouncilNDCsOne Planet SummitSDGs Read More
The investment case for low-carbon energy is strong: increased economic growth and jobs, reduced transition risks, and the most cost-effective pathway to realising the goals of the Paris Agreement. Why, then, are EU energy ministers so reluctant to provide the legislative framework required to shift the trillions? writes Stephanie Pfeifer.
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For the growing share of the world’s population that understands the existential threat posed by climate change, the beginning of 2017 brought a sense of trepidation. In fact, collective angst was already apparent at the 2016 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, which had just started when Donald EUG20Laurence TubianaMerkelparis agreementtrump Read More
Contributions from the EU and its member states to support developing countries in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and coping with the impacts of climate change showed a significant increase in 2016.
The total was confirmed on 16 October 2017 at a meeting of the EU Economic Policy Committee, ahead of COP23 UN climate change climate financeCOP23EUEuropean Development Fund Read More
The European Commission proposed on June 23 to invest €2.7 billion in 152 key transport projects that support competitive, clean and connected mobility in Europe.
In doing so, the Commission said the EC is delivering on its Investment Plan for Europe and on Europe’s connectivity including the recent “Europe on the CleanTransportationEUTransport Read More