Timmermans talks the talk in EP hearing: the main points

By |oktober 9th, 2019|Bas Eickhout, Climate Law, climate neutrality, Frans Timmermans, News, Pascal Canfin|

Frans Timmermans passed his European Parliament hearing with flying colours on Tuesday (9 October) and is now set to be Ursula von der Leyen’s climate paladin from 1 November. Here are the main talking points.

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A clear, credible climate protection law is good for business, German expert says

By |oktober 9th, 2019|climate neutrality, climate protection, Economy, EU ETS, German climate package, German climate protection law, Germany, News|

In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Karsten Neuhoff, a climate expert and professor, spoke about Germany's hotly-debated climate protection bill, stressing that a clear regulatory framework with "clear and credible paths for reducing emissions" is a...

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Estonia joins EU’s climate-neutral club

By |oktober 3rd, 2019|climate neutrality, Estonia, Juri Ratas, Kadri Simson, Miguel Arias Cañete, News|

Estonia has joined a group of 24 member states in favour of an EU plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions drastically by 2050, leaving only the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland unconvinced.

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Von der Leyen spells out concessions to groups ahead of crunch vote

By |julij 15th, 2019|Brexit, Climate Change, climate neutrality, European pillar of social rights, Frans Timmermans, gender balance, Margrethe Vestager, Migration, News|

Putting carbon neutrality into law during first 100 days, a new “Just Transition Fund” or the nomination of two executive vice-presidents are some of the concessions listed by European Commission President nominee Ursula von der Leyen, according to the letters seen by Euractiv.

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How to fix Eastern Europe’s problem with 2050 climate neutrality

By |julij 12th, 2019|climate neutrality, Czech Republic, energy poverty, Hungary, News, Poland|

A radical, one might say populist, solution to solve the Eastern blockade on climate neutrality would be to set up a European Climate Solidarity Fund, writes István Bart.

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New Danish government puts climate change centre stage

By |junij 26th, 2019|Climate Change, climate neutrality, Denmark, EU strategy 2050, global warming, green economy, News, wind energy|

Only a few days after the European Union failed to agree on 2050 carbon neutral climate target, Denmark’s Social Democrats and their three center-left allies agreed on Wednesday (26 June) on a political program that aims at promoting one of the most ambitious climate policies in the world.

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No deal on top jobs or climate neutrality at June summit

By |junij 21st, 2019|Climate Change, climate neutrality, ECB, European Council, European elections, European Parliament, News, Spitzenkandidaten|

The June European Council was all about jobs. Leaders failed to fill the five available positions to lead the EU in the next mandate and to reach an agreement to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, which would lead to the creation of a million jobs, ac...

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