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Trump can kill UN climate deal, warns EU carbon market chief

EXCLUSIVE/ The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States is a “real and imminent threat” to the fight against climate change, and “completely upends every single element” … Continue reading

November 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

What President Trump could mean for energy and climate policy

Before Donald Trump was elected America’s new president in yesterday’s elections (8 November), experts told EurActiv.com that his presidency would have a corrosive effect on global and EU climate and energy policy.

November 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

EU overcomes sovereignty fears to secure deal on climate change

The European Union today (30 September) overcame fears over parliamentary sovereignty to secure a fast-track deal paving the way for the bloc to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change.

October 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

FuelsEurope boss: Burning global-warming petrol is society’s choice

The burning of petroleum in transport, despite its contribution to climate change, is a choice made by customers in a society that runs on liquid fuel, John Cooper has said. … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Countries offered EU climate target flexibility in bid to cut emissions

EU countries will be able to bank annual emissions savings from sectors such as agriculture and transport, and use them in later years to meet their climate targets, under legislation … Continue reading

July 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Brexit campaign leadership dominated by climate-sceptics

INVESTIGATION/ Leading figures in the Vote Leave referendum campaign to take Britain out of the EU have links to a controversial climate-sceptic think tank and question the science behind global … Continue reading

May 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Forestry carbon credit loophole could be used to game climate commitments

EXCLUSIVE / Weaknesses in the oversight of the European Union’s forestry sector has exposed it to the risk of being used to game government climate commitments and scoop up millions … Continue reading

April 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

UN rejects EU request to attend green aviation meeting

EXCLUSIVE / The United Nations’ agency for aviation, the ICAO, has snubbed a request by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to allow MEPs to sit in on a crunch meeting to … Continue reading

February 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Coal lobby chief: COP21 means ‘we will be hated like slave traders’

EXCLUSIVE / The coal industry’s European lobbying association has said that the landmark deal to cap global warming at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris means the sector “will be hated … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adidas, Puma, Aldi, Commerzbank demand EU policy overhaul after COP21

EXCLUSIVE/ Adidas, Puma, Aldi, and Commerzbank are among more than 30 German business giants demanding an overhaul of EU climate and energy policy after Saturday’s landmark deal (12 December) to limit … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

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