EU in fresh diplomatic push to ‘raise global ambition’ on climate change

By |februar 15th, 2019|2030 climate and energy targets, 2050 climate strategy, Climate Protection Plan 2050, News|

A special UN summit scheduled in New York next September will provide “an essential opportunity to mobilise political will to raise global ambition” on climate change, according to a draft EU statement due to be adopted on Monday (18 February).

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European oil majors better prepared for energy transition than US, Chinese counterparts

By |november 12th, 2018|2050 climate strategy, BP, CCS, Climate Protection Plan 2050, climate risk, Energy Roadmap 2050, ENI, Equinor, ExxonMobil, gazprom, hydrogen, News, oil and gas industry, oil majors, Repsol, Rosneft, Shell, Statoil, TCFD, Total|

Oil majors are “lagging” when it comes to preparing for the low-carbon energy transition, according to a new report from financial watchdog CDP, which nonetheless praised BP, Eni, Equinor, Total, Repsol and Shell for taking the industry’s lead.

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The good, the bad and the ugly: The IPCC special report on global warming of 1.5°C

By |oktober 8th, 2018|1.5°C pathway, 2050 climate strategy, Climate Protection Plan 2050, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, News, Paris Agreement|

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows keeping global warming below 1.5°C is necessary, feasible and beneficial. Rich countries must now commit to ensure their economies reach net zero emissions before 2050, writes Nick Mabey.

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Mayors urge EU to aim for net-zero emissions by 2050

By |julij 9th, 2018|2030 climate and energy targets, 2050 climate strategy, Climate Protection Plan 2050, Energy Roadmap 2050, News, Paris Agreement|

The mayors of ten major European cities –including Paris, London, Milan and Barcelona – have issued a joint call for the EU to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement.

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German think-tank: EU’s 32% renewable energy target ’still unambitious’

By |junij 18th, 2018|2030 climate and energy targets, 2050 climate strategy, Climate Protection Plan 2050, Energy Roadmap 2050, EU energy package 2030, News|

The 32% renewable energy target agreed by EU negotiators last week is still “much lower” than what would be needed to reach the Paris goals on climate change, argue experts at the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Germany.

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New climate strategy will set out a pathway to meet higher targets

By |marec 29th, 2018|clean energy package, Climate Protection Plan 2050, coal phase-out, Energy Roadmap 2050, News, Paris Agreement|

Last week, EU leaders sent a clear message to the European Commission to ramp up its work to implement the Paris Agreement and accelerate the ongoing transition away from fossil fuels, writes Wendel Trio.

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Breaking the glass ceiling of EU climate policy

By |marec 28th, 2018|clean energy package, Climate Protection Plan 2050, Energy Roadmap 2050, low carbon economy, low-carbon energy, News, Paris Agreement|

The request from EU leaders to see an update of the European Commission's 2050 low-carbon roadmap mandates a higher level of ambition from Europe on meeting climate goals also in 2030, writes Brook Riley.

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EU to aim for 100% emission cuts in new ‘mid-century roadmap’

By |september 21st, 2017|Climate Protection Plan 2050, Energy Roadmap 2050, News|

EXCLUSIVE / The European Commission is preparing an update of its low-carbon economy roadmap for 2050, acknowledging that the bloc’s current target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions at least 80% by mid-century are insufficient, EURACTIV.com has learned.

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