UN climate summit diary, day #1: ‘Big announcement’ expected

By |september 23rd, 2019|climate ambition, Climate Change, Green finance, Greta Thunberg, News, Paris Agreement, SDGs, UN Climate Action Summit, UN Sustainable Development Summit|

Over this special series on the UN climate action summit (23-25 September), EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into the goings on in New York and what is driving the conversation there. In this edition: What’s at stake, who’s coming, who's not, and what corporations have planned.

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Nations agree on Paris Agreement rulebook, fail on climate ambition

By |december 16th, 2018|climate ambition, Climate Change, climate finance, COP24, energy and environment, News, Paris Agreement, Rulebook|

Three years and three days after the Paris Agreement was adopted, the 197 signatory countries gathered in Katowice, Poland, agreed Saturday (15 December) on a rulebook for its implementation but failed to raise their ambition to keep global warming "well below 2°C".

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Two of 196 signatory countries to Paris Agreement have raised their climate ambitions

By |december 14th, 2018|climate action, climate ambition, coalition, COP24, News, Pacific|

The signatories to the Paris Agreement are supposed to revise their climate ambitions upwards within the next 18 months. While states are struggling to get involved, businesses are trying to move forward. EURACTIV France reports.

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COP24 diary – day #11

By |december 13th, 2018|climate ambition, Climate Change, COP24, EU 2050, Germany, News, Portugal, Saudi Arabia|

Over this special series on COP24, EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into the goings on of the UN climate conference in Katowice and what is driving the conversation there. In this edition: climate ambition at last, UN Secretary-General pounding on the tabl...

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Europe stuck on climate ambition at COP24

By |december 11th, 2018|Bas Eickhout, climate ambition, Climate Change, COP24, European Greens, News|

With the UK entangled in Brexit, France mired in the "Yellow Vest" movement, and Germany stuck in political quagmire, Europe is not ready to lead global climate talks as the decisive political phase of the UN climate conference opens on Tuesday (11 Dec...

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COP24 dairy – day #9

By |december 11th, 2018|climate ambition, Climate Change, climate finance, COP24, France, Germany, IPCC, News, Saudi Arabia|

Over this special series on COP24, EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into the goings on of the UN climate conference in Katowice and what is driving the conversation there. In this edition: An update on the negotiations, postponing climate ambition, 415 ins...

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Only 16 countries meet their commitment to Paris Agreement, new study finds

By |oktober 29th, 2018|climate ambition, Climate Change, climate pledges, COP24, IPCC, NDCs, News|

Only sixteen countries out of the 197 that have signed the Paris Agreement have defined national climate action plan ambitious enough to meet their pledges, according to a policy brief released on Monday (29 October), ahead of the crucial UN climate co...

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European Commission abandons plans to rise climate ambition

By |oktober 2nd, 2018|climate ambition, Climate Change, COP24, European Commission, Germany, Katowice, News|

The European Commission has given up plans to ramp up Europe's 40% emissions reduction goal for 2030 to 45%, according to German media. But the EU executive insists that a formal increase was never on the table.

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UN climate draft report leaked ahead of intense climate week

By |junij 15th, 2018|climate ambition, Climate Change, COP24, News|

If emissions continue at their present rate, human-induced warming will exceed 1.5°C by around 2040, according to a draft UN report leaked ahead of an intense climate-focused political week.

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Climate finance, the sticking point in COP23

By |november 20th, 2017|adaptation, Africa, Bonn, climate action, Climate Action Tracker, climate ambition, climate change mitigation, climate finance, climate justice, climate negotiations, climate talks, COP23, EU, EU Commission, indigenous people, LDCs, loss and damage fund, News, Poland, Talanoa dialogue|

Rich countries had pledged to raise $100 billion each year in climate finance for developing countries by 2020. As of September 2017, they had pledged just $10.3 billion. And the question of who should pay remains unanswered. EURACTIV reports from the ...

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