US formally starts withdrawal from Paris climate accord

By |november 5th, 2019|Al Gore, Climate Change, Donald Trump, Jair Bolsonaro, News, Paris Agreement|

The United States on Monday (4 November) formally notified the United Nations that it was withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, making the world's largest economy the sole outlier from the agreement.

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French financial sector poorly accounts for climate risks, says Bank of France

By |oktober 28th, 2019|banque de France, Climate Change, climate risk, environment, France, Green finance, News|

In a note published on Friday (25 October), the Bank of France noted that the risks associated with climate change are taken into account in a "partial and heterogeneous" manner by France's financial institutions. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports. 

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Nepal to ban single-use plastics from Everest by 2020

By |oktober 22nd, 2019|Climate Change, Everest, global warming, News, plastics, single use plastic|

The Nepalese government has introduced a ban on single-use plastic on Mount Everest from January 2020 in an attempt to cut down on the trash left by mountaineers in what has turned into the world's highest landfill.

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Global climate laws threatened by rise in investor-state disputes

By |oktober 21st, 2019|Climate Change, climate protection, Court Cases, international arbitration, investment, investor-state disupte settlement, ISDS, News, Strabag, United Nations, Vattenfall|

A global rise in investor lawsuits against nation-sates is putting climate protection laws under threat, activists warn. Now, the EU is pushing to set up its own investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) system. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Cities will be key in the fight against climate change, UN chief says

By |oktober 10th, 2019|Bernie Sanders, C40, cities, Climate Change, climate protection, Copenhagen, Donald Trump, European Green Deal, mayors, News, Paris Climate Agreement, United States, World mayors summit|

Mayors from all over the world are meeting in Copenhagen this week for the C40 World Mayors Summit. They have gathered to fight the so-called 'climate urgency' and are calling for a "Green New Deal" to be implemented worldwide. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Brussels, we have a problem: Transport is the number one GHG emitting sector in Europe [Promoted content]

By |oktober 9th, 2019|Climate Change, GHG, IPCC, News|

The issue of climate change has topped the past weeks’ political agenda from protests intensifying around the world ahead of the UN climate action summit, to the IPCC releasing yet another alarming report on the impact of climate change on...

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Paris Agreement architect: ‘Carbon neutrality is the target to go for’

By |oktober 9th, 2019|2019 UN climate summit, Climate Change, climate crisis, EU long term strategy 2050, European Union, global warming, Laurence Tubiana, News|

In an interview with EURACTIV, Paris Agreement key architect Laurence Tubiana gives her take away of the UN Climate Action Summit and the role of the European Union ahead of the next European Council meeting 17-18 October.

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European cities share heating decarbonisation tips

By |oktober 4th, 2019|Climate Change, Copenhagen, district heating, heating, News, Rotterdam|

Cities with decades-old combined heat and power systems are emitting less carbon than others, and EU policymakers are looking at how to emulate this across the bloc.

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Bordeaux winegrowers want to leave chemicals behind to save the environment

By |oktober 4th, 2019|Bordeaux, Climate Change, common agricultural policy, France, labels, News, organic agriculture, organic farming, organic wine, winegrowing, wines, Yquem|

Fewer chemical inputs tend to make the vine more robust and also ensure the terroir is better expressed in the wine's aroma, according to experts. France's vineyard sector is also interested in new grape varieties that are resistant to heat and disease...

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New generation of Champagne winegrowers pushing for ‘greener’ practices

By |oktober 3rd, 2019|Champagne, Climate Change, environment, France, News, Pesticides, pesticides-free zones, viticulture, winegrowers|

Since the 16th century, the Gosset family has been passing on vineyards from generation to generation in the Champagne region. Today, the incoming generation is starting to implement more environmentally friendly practices. EURACTIV France reports.

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