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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Chile pulls plug on crucial climate summit

By |oktober 31st, 2019|Chile, COP25, Jair Bolsonaro, News, Paris Agreement|

Chile will not host the UN’s annual climate summit planned in December, President Sebastian Piñera announced on Wednesday (30 October) as civil unrest continues to wrack the South American nation.

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EU ministers fudge 2030 climate target lines

By |oktober 7th, 2019|COP25, Miguel Arias Cañete, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

Environment ministers agreed on Friday (4 October) to “update” the EU’s current emission reduction pledge next year but fell short of saying by how much. Ten countries blocked attempts by the others to commit outright to an increase there and then.

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IPCC drastically increases its forecasts for world’s rise in sea levels

By |september 25th, 2019|climate protection, COP25, IPCC, News, oceans, protection of the seas, sea levels, UN Climate Conference|

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presented its special report on the oceans and ice caps today (24 September). Although climate scientists have, once again, drastically increased their sea-level rise forecasts to one metre by 2100, ...

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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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