COP25: Major developing countries still reluctant to amend Paris Agreement to ‘foot climate bill’

By |december 11th, 2019|article 6, Brazil, carbon market, China, climate, CO2, COP25, European Union, Frans Timmermans, News, Paris Climate Agreement, Saudi Arabia|

Countries such as Brazil, China and Saudi Arabia, are criticising Article 6 of the Paris Climate Agreement and its carbon offsetting mechanism even though they are currently not footing the "climate bill". A stance which climate advocates fear will wea...

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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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Fourteen mayors sign declaration to promote sustainable food policies in their cities

By |oktober 11th, 2019|agriculture, Barcelona, C40, carbon, cities, CO2, Copenhagen, emissions, environmental protection, FAO, Food, Germany, London, Milan, News, Nutrition, Paris, Stockholm|

Fourteen cities announced on Thursday (10 October) that they would pay particular attention to the sustainable and healthy food supply in their cities in the future. This way, they aim to save 60% of the carbon emissions in the food sector. EURACTIV Ge...

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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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Environmentalists want revision of Germany’s newly-proposed climate package

By |september 23rd, 2019|AfD, carbon price, climate package, CO2, german climate cabinet, German climate protection law, Germany, News, The Greens|

The German climate cabinet presented its long-awaited draft of Germany's first climate protection law on Friday (20 September). But environmental organisations are already calling for the revision of the proposed carbon price for the transport and cons...

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Expert: German carbon budget not compatible with current targets

By |september 11th, 2019|carbon tax, climate protection, CO2, COP25, Emissions trading scheme, German climate protection law, Germany, News, Umweltschutz, UN climate summit|

In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Julia Hertin, the managing director of SRU, the German government's advisory board on environmental matters, spoke about the country's plans to introduce a climate protection bill, a carbon border tax and a tradin...

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German environmental groups: PtX-tech not ‘necessarily’ climate-friendly

By |julij 30th, 2019|CO2, energy and environment, Energy transition, Germany, hydrogen, News, power to gas, power to x, PtX, Renewable energies|

So-called Power-to-X (PtX) technologies are seen as a good way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions because their potential for storing energy could stabilise the electricity grid. However, German environmental groups BUND and the Öko-Institut have criticised the technology. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Why we are far from imposing a tax on kerosene

By |julij 12th, 2019|air travel, CO2, CORSIA, Emissions trading scheme, EU ETS, FDP, free democrats, Germany, kerosene, kerosene tax, News, Paris Climate Agreement, tax|

France introduced a tax on airline tickets this week. However, this does not really replace a tax on kerosene, which continues to be tax-exempt across Europe. But why is the EU not introducing such a tax? EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Germany’s coal phase-out bill to be ready by end 2019

By |julij 5th, 2019|brown coal, CO2, coal phase-out, coal power, energy, German "coal commission", Germany, News, power plant|

The federal economic ministry has followed the German coal commission's recommendation by preparing a draft bill to phase-out coal power generation. However, things are going too slowly, according to the Greens. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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What follows from China tariffs and the Juncker-Trump LNG talks?

By |oktober 17th, 2018|CO2, Donald Trump, gazprom, Jean-Claude Juncker, LNG, News, US|

It is a bit surprising to see the Commission chief advocating additional imports in the EU of US LNG, a fossil fuel which produces a lot of greenhouse gas emissions, writes Danila Bochkarev.

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