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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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A Forest Is A Levee

River Dora Riparia in Susa Valley is alpine however with particularities of plain running waters. “We are basically on a […]

Merano, A History Carved with Water

  In an unusual rain pouring cold morning Mayor Paul Rüsch, a rather non-political bonhomme, guided us through the history […]

How Hydropower Turned Hohe Tauern into a National Park

  Nature protection history and ecological hotspots started in the 1970s, says Florian Jurgeit, planner with the Hohe Tauern National […]

Is There Life after Skiing?

  Why do we have to ski all the time?, asks Dominik Siegrist, an actual avid skier and leader of […]

Schladming against Floods

  Following the rains and massive floods of Elba and Danube in 2002, EU decided to take action. In 2007 […]

Governments commit to strengthening cooperation on carbon markets

On 1 September 2017, high-level government officials from 25 national and subnational governments, including EU Member States, Mexico, the Republic […]