COP25 news and views: What’s happening in Madrid (part 2)

By |december 11th, 2019|2050 carbon neutrality, climate finance, COP25, EU long term strategy 2050, European Union, France, Germany, Madrid, News|

As UN climate negotiations enter their second and decisive week, EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into the goings on of the 25th climate conference in Madrid (COP25) and what is driving the conversation there. In this edition: ambition, carbon pricing, dun...

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COP25: Connecting the dots on climate finance

By |december 10th, 2019|Aramco, Bas Eickhout, Climate Bank, climate finance, COP25, European Investment Bank (EIB), fossil fuels, low carbon economy, News, Taxonomy|

As negotiators in Madrid are trying to break the impasse on global climate finance governance, tectonic shifts in the real economy are signaling changing tides for the oil & gas industry. Far from being separate adjustments, these changes are part of a one, large movement where Europe is at the fore-front. MEP Bas Eickhout explained to EURACTIV why.

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COP25 news and views: What’s happening in Madrid

By |december 10th, 2019|climate finance, climate negotiations, COP25, European Union, France, Germany, low carbon economy, Madrid, News, UNFCCC, US|

As UN climate negotiations enter their second and decisive week, EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into the goings on of the 25th climate conference in Madrid (COP25) and what is driving the conversation there. In this edition: train ride, ray of the day, r...

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French banks still fund coal despite finance minister’s plea

By |november 15th, 2019|Bruno Le Maire, climate finance, coal phase-out, finance climatique, France, green bonds, News|

A year ago, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire urged French banks, insurers and asset managers to stop funding any mines or coal plants. Two weeks before the Climate Finance Day (28 November, Paris), a group of NGOs published a report urging them t...

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Wealthy countries still failing on $100 billion climate finance pledge

By |september 17th, 2019|climate change mitigation, climate finance, COP 25, environment, global north, News, UN, UN climate summit|

In 2017, the most industrialised countries contributed a little above $70 billion to nations vulnerable to the effects of climate change. This number is far below the annual $100 billion pledged in 2009 for the following decade. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'environnement reports.

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UN Climate Fund to make funding green projects easier

By |julij 8th, 2019|Bonn Climate Conference, climate finance, Germany, News, South Korea, UN climate fund, UNFCCC|

The board of the UN Green Climate Fund is meeting from 6 to 8 July in Songdo, South Korea. The board is set on heralding a "paradigm shift" in climate financing and intends to accelerate the decision-making process to boost the fund's replenishment. EU...

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Europe wants to replenish UN Green Climate Fund

By |junij 14th, 2019|climate finance, Green Climate Fund, News, sustainable finance|

European member states want to commit to increasing international climate financing to a new level. They want to replenish the UN's Green Climate Fund, according to a draft of a European Council statement, which is to be adopted at the EU summit next w...

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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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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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COP24 diary – day #3

By |december 5th, 2018|Climate Change, climate finance, COP24, France, Germany, Green finance, Just transition, News, Poland, yellow vests|

Over this special series on COP24, EURACTIV gives you a glimpse in the goings on of the UN climate conference in Katowice and what drives conversation there. In this edition: An update on the negotiations, green finance, just transition, climate risk i...

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