Climate Diplomacy: We must act and we must act collectively

By |december 9th, 2019|Climate Change, climate diplomacy, Development Policy, News, Paris Agreement|

Becoming the world's first climate-neutral continent is Europe's biggest challenge of the next decade. That success depends of the success of our global partners. Partnerships based on mutual ownership and shared responsibility, a new generation of tra...

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Von der Leyen to start with climate summit, Africa trip

By |december 2nd, 2019|Africa, Climate Change, Development Policy, Ethiopia, News, Paris Agreement, Von der Leyen Commission|

The new head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will attend a climate summit in Madrid and travel to Africa in her first week in the job, highlighting two of the key priorities for the EU executive over the next five years.

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EU leaders mark a decade of Lisbon Treaty amid calls for reform

By |december 2nd, 2019|Charles Michel, Christine Lagarde, David Sassoli, Lisbon Treaty, News, Paris Agreement, Von der Leyen Commission|

European Union leaders on Sunday (1 December) celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Lisbon Treaty, the union's legal cornerstone, amid calls to reform a bloc weakened over the past decade by economic and migration crises, rising euroscepticism and Bre...

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US formally starts withdrawal from Paris climate accord

By |november 5th, 2019|Al Gore, Climate Change, Donald Trump, Jair Bolsonaro, News, Paris Agreement|

The United States on Monday (4 November) formally notified the United Nations that it was withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, making the world's largest economy the sole outlier from the agreement.

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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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Electric vehicles: How close are we to closing the global emissions gap?

By |oktober 7th, 2019|News, Paris Agreement|

Electric vehicles are a massive talking point on the agenda for tackling climate change but what are the challenges facing large-scale deployment and how far can they take us to close the global emissions gap? Lucy Craig explains the situation.

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UK government urged to factor international aviation and shipping into climate plans

By |september 24th, 2019|IMO, News, Paris Agreement, United Kingdom|

Aviation and shipping should be included in the UK government's climate planning, according to an expert panel, which was already decisive in pushing lawmakers towards adopting a net-zero target for 2050. EURACTIV's partner edie.net reports.

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Russia formally joins Paris climate pact

By |september 24th, 2019|News, Paris Agreement, Russia|

The world’s fourth largest emitter, Russia, has formally adopted the Paris Agreement, drawing an end to months of national tensions on the subject. EURACTIV's media partner Climate Home News reports.

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UN climate summit diary, day #1: ‘Big announcement’ expected

By |september 23rd, 2019|climate ambition, Climate Change, Green finance, Greta Thunberg, News, Paris Agreement, SDGs, UN Climate Action Summit, UN Sustainable Development Summit|

Over this special series on the UN climate action summit (23-25 September), EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into the goings on in New York and what is driving the conversation there. In this edition: What’s at stake, who’s coming, who's not, and what corporations have planned.

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Investing in zero-carbon cities will return $24 trillion by 2050, report finds

By |september 19th, 2019|cities, cities and climate change, global warming, green jobs, Health, low-carbon technologies, national governments, News, Paris Agreement|

By investing US$1.83 trillion -  about 2% of global GDP - per year in cutting urban emissions, national governments would generate annual returns worth US$2.80 trillion in 2030 and US$6.98 trillion in 2050, a report released Thursday (19 September) finds.

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