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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German anti-coal demonstrations: ‘We’re running out of time’

By |december 5th, 2018|CO2 emissions, emissions, German renewable energy law (EEG), News, Paris Agreement, phasing out fossil fuels|

In the run-up to the UN climate conference, which began in Katowice in Poland on 2 December, many thousands of people demonstrated to support accelerating the phasing out of the coal industry. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Modern diesels: part of the solution [Promoted content]

By |maj 21st, 2018|Diesel technology, emissions, motor vehicles, News, transport|

Motor vehicles’ undesirable tailpipe emissions are pollutants which impact ambient air quality and are harmful to human health, as well as greenhouse gas (CO2) emissions, which impact climate change.

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Will the 2030 EU Energy Package protect the right to energy for all Europeans? 

By |september 8th, 2017|emissions, energy poverty, fuel poverty, News|

The EU’s package has to rise to the challenge. Awareness on the causes and consequences of energy poverty has been increasing for a decade and now is the time for action, writes the Right to Energy Coalition.

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Abandoned wells pump thousands of tonnes of ‘fugitive’ emissions into North Sea

By |september 6th, 2017|emissions, natural gas, News, North Sea|

Thousands of tonnes of methane could be leaking into the North Sea every year from disused offshore oil and gas wells, according to a new study.

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Mercury’s time is up as international treaty comes into force

By |avgust 22nd, 2017|Air Pollution, emissions, mercury, Minamata Convention, News|

The Minamata Convention on Mercury, an international treaty that bans the manufacture and trade in mercury products after 2020, entered into force on 16 August, four years after it was first signed. EURACTIV's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

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EU anti-fraud office send VW probe findings to German prosecutors

By |avgust 1st, 2017|dieselgate, EIB, emissions, emissions scandal, News, OLAF, Volkswagen, Werner Hoyer|

The European anti-fraud office that is investigating whether Volkswagen used EU funds and European Investment Bank (EIB) loans to develop devices that cheated emission tests has sent its judicial recommendations to German prosecutors.

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Dawn of new EU emissions rules could sound death knell for coal power

By |avgust 1st, 2017|coal phase-out, emissions, Energiewende, Germany, News, Paris Agreement, Poland|

New EU rules formally agreed on Monday (31 July) mean power plants will have to cut pollutants, with the cost of compliance estimated to be over €15bn. Environmental groups predict that the logical next step is widespread closures of the most polluting coal-powered plants.

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Parliament strengthens 2030 climate and energy package

By |junij 16th, 2017|emissions, greenhouse gas emissions, News, Paris Agreement, Ska Keller|

MEPs on Wednesday (14 June) voted to strengthen a draft EU regulation that fixes binding national targets for cuts to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from sectors not covered by quotas. EURACTIV’s partner Journal de l’Environnement reports.

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LULUCF – Will the EU turn the tide on forest growth and torpedo its bioeconomy agenda?

By |junij 15th, 2017|bioeconomy, deforestation, emissions, land use, News, sustainable forestry|

The European Commission’s proposal for Land-Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) may well defeat its own purpose.  By discouraging investment in forests and inhibiting future growth of Europe’s most sustainably managed resources, the EU would not only undermine  its ‘Bioeconomy Strategy’ but also its climate change agenda writes Sylvain Lhôte.

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