US economist Rifkin: ‘Budgetary rules should not apply to green investments’

By |december 4th, 2019|climate goals, COP 25, France, green deal, Green finance, Interview, investissement vert, Jeremy Rifkin, News, phasing out fossil fuels|

While visiting Paris, American economist Jeremy Rifkin talked to EURACTIV France about his hopes for the new European Commission's Green Deal, while calling for a climate narrative that inspires real change across society.

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German ministers urge EU to lead the way at COP25 in Madrid

By |november 15th, 2019|carbon emissions, climate goals, climate plans, CO2, COP25, environmental protection, Germany, Heiko Maas, Kyoto Protocol, NDCs, News, Paris Climate Agreement, Svenja Schulze|

At a Berlin conference to prepare for the UN's annual climate summit (COP25), Environment Minister Svenja Schulze and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas stressed the EU's responsibility in closing the Paris Climate Agreement's remaining gaps, particularly by ...

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Germany’s steel industry not changing practices despite pressure to go green

By |oktober 8th, 2019|carbon emissions, climate goals, CO2, Gas, Germany, heavy industry, hydrogen, News, steel industry|

Germany's energy-intensive steel industry needs to reinvent itself so that it can meet European climate targets and remain competitive. However, there is still a long road to go before the sector goes green. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Shipping heavyweights at risk of missing climate targets

By |julij 4th, 2019|climate goals, IMO, maritime emissions, News, shipping emissions|

The world’s shipping heavyweights are not investing in key technologies to reduce their carbon footprint, putting the sector at risk of missing targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2050, according to the Carbon Disclosure Project.

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The Brief: What the eck is Talanoa all about?

By |maj 9th, 2018|climate action, climate goals, COP21, COP23, COP24, News|

Climate negotiators gathered in Bonn, Germany, to negotiate the rules that will govern the Paris Agreement will go back home on Thursday with little to show after almost two weeks of negotiation. The final seal on the rules should be...

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Energy transition goals lack ambition, local projects lead the way, study suggests

By |april 12th, 2018|clean energy package, climate goals, Energiewende, Energy transition, News, Paris Agreement|

Energy transition in Europe is proceeding too slowly, Brussels is lacking ambition to fulfill the requirements of the Paris Agreement – those are the conclusions of the recently published "Energy Atlas" of the German Heinrich-Böll-Foundation. Especially cities and municipalities are therefore obliged to take matters into their own hands. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Survey: agriculture and environmental protection – an odd couple?

By |januar 30th, 2018|CAP, climate goals, common agricultural policy, environmental protection, News, Paris Climate Conference|

Agriculture accounts for a great share of greenhouse gas emissions. EURACTIV Germany has asked participants of the Grüne Woche fair in Berlin how the CAP can help reach the Paris climate goals.

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