Next German government must not fight for right to pollute

By |november 22nd, 2017|Angela Merkel, coal phase-out, COP 23, Michael Bloomberg, News|

The next German government must embrace EU protections rather than fight for the right to pollute, insists Christian Schaible.

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Sweden tops climate action index, Ireland underwhelms

By |november 15th, 2017|COP 23, Ireland, News, Paris Agreement, Sweden|

Ireland is the worst performing EU member state on climate change action, according to a new report that has ranked 60 of the world’s major countries in order of commitment to emissions reductions and other tenets of the Paris Agreement.

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EU and California to discuss linking carbon markets

By |november 8th, 2017|Antonio Tajani, California, carbon market, COP 23, Donald Trump, emissions trading system, ETS, ETS reform, EU-US relations, Jerry Brown, Miguel Arias Cañete, News, Paris Agreement, United States|

The EU and California are beginning talks to potentially create a common carbon market that could also include China.

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EU at impasse before final push to clinch carbon market reform

By |november 8th, 2017|COP 23, Emissions trading scheme, ETS, ETS reform, News|

EU negotiators are split over the uses of a new clean technology fund ahead of talks on carbon market reforms on Wednesday (8 November), with the bloc keen for a deal this week to show leadership at UN climate talks in Bonn.

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World’s top firms failing on emissions cuts

By |november 3rd, 2017|COP 23, News, Paris Agreement|

Researchers have warned that only 30% of the world's top 250 listed companies have set strong goals to curb global warming, despite the group accounting for a third of all carbon emissions. EURACTIV's partner edie.net reports.

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Oil exploration continues unabated in Europe, despite Paris goals

By |november 2nd, 2017|COP 23, News, Norway, oil and gas industry, oil drilling, oil production, Peak oil, Statoil|

As world leaders prepare to meet for UN climate talks in Bonn, it may come as a surprise that firms are lining up to drill, at great expense, in Europe’s northern waters where output has peaked years ago.

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Emission cuts: We’re two-thirds below what’s needed, UN says

By |november 2nd, 2017|carbon capture and storage, carbon sinks, Climate Change, climate stance, COP 23, Corporate Europe Observatory, IPCC, News, Paris Agreement, UN|

The UN published its annual emission gap report on Tuesday (31 October), highlighting a dismal record:  ahead of COP23, countries fall two-thirds short of what is needed to reach the agreed reduction in emissions.

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Trump told that Paris Agreement is ‘irreversible and non-negotiable’

By |september 18th, 2017|Canada, COP 21, COP 23, Donald Trump, Miguel Arias Cañete, Montreal Protocol, News, Paris Agreement, Rex Tillerson|

The terms of the Paris Agreement are set in stone, the EU, China and Canada agreed at a summit in Montreal this weekend, while Washington was forced to deny that the US is planning to stay in the accord.

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