Thermal power plants must shut down early to meet climate targets, says study

By |junij 8th, 2020|China, climate targets, coal-fired power stations, European Green Deal, gas-fired power plants, News, thermal power stations|

Coal and gas-fired power plants would have to shut down 10 to 30 years sooner than their usual 35 to 40-year lifespan so that climate targets can be met, a study reveals. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'environnement reports.

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EU lawmakers debate 65% climate target proposal

By |maj 29th, 2020|2030 climate and energy targets, climate targets, EU climate law, Jytte Guteland, News|

The European Parliament's environment committee discussed for the first time on Thursday (28 May) a proposal by Swedish MEP Jytte Guteland to set an EU-wide CO2 reduction target of 65% by 2030. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Petersberg Climate Dialogue: German ambitions remain blurry

By |april 27th, 2020|climate targets, COP26, Germany, News, Paris climate plan, Paris climate targets, Petersberg Climate Dialogue, Svenja Schulze|

The Petersberg Climate Dialogue opened on Monday with an appeal to place climate protection at the centre of economic recovery. Yet, it remains to be seen how much ambition Germany will show in this respect. Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) will give an ...

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Climate activists to block European cities for the week

By |oktober 8th, 2019|climate protection, climate targets, Extinction Rebellion, Fridays for Future, german climate cabinet, German climate package, Germany, News|

Protests by climate activists took place in 60 cities around the world on Monday (7 October). The Extinction Rebellion movement has announced its intention to block Berlin for a week as it wants to urge politicians to do more to protect the climate. EU...

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Five reasons to be optimistic about the environment

By |julij 26th, 2019|2020 climate and energy targets, climate, Climate Change, climate targets, environment, News, Pollution|

Let's face it, when it comes to the environment, there isn't much to rejoice about. So to spare you a long summer of eco-anxiety, we looked for some glimmers of hope. Here are five reasons to be optimistic.

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A climate summit in Paris to compensate for the lack of European ambition

By |november 8th, 2017|adaptation, climate finance, climate targets, emission cuts, France, Green finance, green washing, mitigation, News, UN climate talks|

The French summit aimed at regrouping and bolstering climate ambition, two years to the day after the finale of the COP21, is gradually taking shape. EURACTIV France reports.

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