Ombudsman opens inquiry into EU Commission’s gas stance

By |februar 14th, 2020|Emily O'Reilly, EU Ombudsman, Frans Timmermans, News, PCI list, Ursula von der Leyen|

The EU Ombudsman announced on Thursday (13 February) it has opened an inquiry into the European Commission’s catalogue of priority energy projects, after green activists lodged a complaint about the inclusion of new gas infrastructure on the list.

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Europe’s airports risk watery grave, as ‘cost of inaction’ debate heats up 

By |februar 14th, 2020|Frans Timmermans, News|

More than 20 of Europe’s airports could be underwater by the end of the century if current climate trends continue. The prospect of economic and even security chaos is starting to drive home the message that the cost of doing nothing will outweigh the price of climate action.

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EU starts to chart shipping’s new green course

By |februar 13th, 2020|Frans Timmermans, Jutta Paulus, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

The shipping industry will soon have to pay for its environmental impact in the EU, as both the European Commission and Parliament are moving forward with plans to include vessels in the bloc’s flagship carbon market. But there are choppy waters ahead.

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EU’s Timmermans detects hints of US shift on climate

By |januar 24th, 2020|Frans Timmermans, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

There are signs US President Donald Trump is starting to engage more seriously on climate change and listening to the concerns of corporations, the European Commission's vice-president and head of its 'Green Deal' said on Thursday (23 January).

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Poland, Germany get largest slices of Just Transition Fund

By |januar 15th, 2020|Frans Timmermans, Germany, Just Transition Fund, News, Poland|

The European Commission’s €7.5-billion-strong Just Transition Fund (JTF) is set to allocate €2 billion to Poland and €877 million to Germany under a proposal sent to national governments on Wednesday (15 January).

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Question marks raised over scale of EU’s new climate fund

By |januar 14th, 2020|European Parliament, Frans Timmermans, Just Transition Fund, News, Valdis Dombrovskis|

The European Commission finally lifted the lid on its long-awaited just transition plans on Tuesday (14 January) but doubts have already been raised over the amount of funding on offer for the next decade compared to the bloc's Green Deal ambitions.

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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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EU pressured to do more in negotiations at COP25 climate summit

By |december 10th, 2019|Climate Change, COP 25, European Union, Frans Timmermans, green deal, News, Paris Climate Agreement, Poland, United States|

The fate of the climate negotiations at the COP25 climate summit in Madrid depends heavily on Europe. And civil society, the financial and private sector are asking for more. EURACTIV France reports.

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Revolt brewing against EU’s ‘unrealistic’ climate goals

By |december 5th, 2019|Andrej Babis, Frans Timmermans, News|

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has threatened to veto Europe’s goal of becoming the first climate neutral continent in the world by 2050, adding his voice to a growing chorus of discontent as EU leaders prepare for heated climate discussions at a summit in Brussels next week.

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Behind-the-curtain of the EU’s 2050 climate plan, part II

By |december 2nd, 2019|Czech Republic, Frans Timmermans, Hungary, Jerzy Buzek, Just transition, Mateusz Morawiecki, Multiannual Financial Framework, News, nuclear power, Poland, Ursula von der Leyen, Viktor Orbán|

In October 2018, EURACTIV revealed how the European Commission was planning to propose an ambitious new climate plan for 2050. Now the EU is on the cusp of agreeing to implement it. Here is how the pieces line up ahead of crunch talks later in December.

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