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Hedegaard gets on her bike for public debate on sustainable transport in Lisbon

European Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard hosts a public debate in Lisbon to discuss how innovative, low-carbon solutions in the transport sector can contribute to reducing Portugal’s emissions while improving mobility and boosting economic growth. Commissioner Hedegaard will cycle to the event at the Electricity Museum of Portugal with the Portuguese Minister for Agriculture, […]

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Film Premiere. Tar sands – To the Ends of the Earth

  MEPs Fiona Hall, Satu Hassi and Linda McAvan together with Friends of the Earth Europe invite you to the premiere of Christopher Walker’s documentary Tar sands – to the ends of the Earth on June 12th at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The documentary follows the efforts by local communities in Madagascar to protect […]

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Debate on energy efficiency in Bulgaria with Commissioner Hedegaard

European Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard hosted a public debate in Sofia to discuss the economic and environmental benefits of creating an energy-efficient, low-carbon society in Bulgaria. Buildings account for around 40 per cent of Europe’s energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. This is therefore one of the sectors with the greatest energy savings […]

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EU Exceeds Fast Start Finance Targets

The European Union provided €7.34 billion in ‘fast start’ climate finance to developing countries in 2010-2012, slightly more than the €7.2 billion it had pledged. The final figure is given in a report adopted by the Economic and Financial Affairs (Ecofin) Council today. “Despite difficult economic circumstances, the European Union has met and even surpassed […]

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ETS. Emissions Decline, Allowances Increase

Emissions of greenhouse gases from stationary installations participating in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) decreased by 2% last year to 1.867 billion tonnes of CO2-equivalent, according to the information recorded in the Union Registry. First year of emissions responsibility for aircraft operators Verified 2012 emissions reported by airlines amount to almost 84 million […]

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Climate Action. Public Debates Start Over in Eastern Europe

European Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard is launching a series of public events to engage European citizens in the climate change debate and to encourage individual action to combat it. Over the next two months, Commissioner Hedegaard will hold a series of dialogues with citizens, companies and authorities in five countries in eastern and […]

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Stopping the Clock of ETS and Aviation Emissions

“The EU has always been very clear: nobody wants an international framework tackling CO2-emissions from aviation more than we do. Our EU legislation is not standing in the way of this. On the contrary, our regulatory scheme was adopted after having waited many years for ICAO to progress. Now it seems that because of some […]

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European Commision Promotes Vague Standards for Biofuels

European Commission published a proposal to limit global land conversion for biofuel production, and raise the climate benefits of biofuels used in the EU. The use of food-based biofuels to meet the 10% renewable energy target of the Renewable Energy Directive will be limited to 5%. This is to stimulate the development of alternative, so-called […]

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Will the Empire strike back in the next Dieselgate fight?

by Julia Poliscanova The battle over the EU’s response to the Dieselgate scandal is drawing to a close. It pits […]

Naomi Klein in Eastern Europe: Green tech leans towards decentralization away from state socialism

In the wake of the heated talks on the CETA signing, Naomi Klein, at a short online meeting with her […]

Governments demand new EU vehicle safety rules to cut road deaths

Transport ministers from eight countries have united to demand new EU-wide standards for vehicle safety. Safer vehicles, such as trucks […]

Climate change dispels plants and humans to mountain heights

Thistle is invading mountain clearings; little pines are growing amongst the high alpine rocks; flocks of cattle need to climb […]

Climatic causes of War in Syria. A talk with Khaled, Syrian environmental journalist

by Raul Cazan // Khaled Osta Esmael was an environmental, cultural and social journalist in Damascus. He used to cover […]

Paris Agreement Enters into Force

By Patricia Espinosa, head of UNFCCC Humanity will look back on November 4, 2016, as the day that countries of […]