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Soundcloud interviews from COP21

Green MEP Bas Eickhout, veteran of many a COP, gives his rundown on the climate talks, and brands the idea the EU is leading the so-called “High Ambition Coalition” nonsense. … Continue reading

December 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Naomi Klein: France took advantage of Paris terror attacks during COP21

Author and activist Naomi Klein has accused the French government of “taking advantage of people’s grief and fear” to ban climate change protests in Paris, after the terror attacks that killed … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

France won’t offset COP21’s carbon footprint

France has broken with tradition by not compensating for the carbon footprint of the UN Climate Change Conference to cap global warming it is currently hosting in Paris.

December 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

US demands 1.5 degree warming limit in COP21 deal

The United States was officially unveiled in Paris on Wednesday (9 December) as the most influential new member of the ‘High Ambition Coalition’ and immediately threw its weight behind a future 1.5 … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

New Circular Economy Package to create fewer jobs than axed bill it replaced

EXCLUSIVE / The European Commission’s new Circular Economy Package will create 110,000 fewer jobs in the United Kingdom, Germany, Poland and Italy than the axed bill it has replaced, according to … Continue reading

December 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

New Circular Economy Package ‘less ambitious’ than axed predecessor

The European Commission’s draft waste and incineration laws to replace the package it axed under its drive for “better regulation”, has weaker targets for recycling and landfill than its predecessor.

November 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Two thirds of European oil refineries ready for tar sands imports

EXCLUSIVE / More than two thirds of European oil refineries are now equipped to process tar sands, research has found, raising fears the EU is ready to welcome a flood of … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Commission ‘pre-emptive strike’ puts cap on EU energy efficiency targets

EXCLUSIVE / The European Commission’s decision to effectively cap any increase to the EU’s energy efficiency targets was branded a “pre-emptive strike” today (18 November) against the European Parliament, which would curb any … Continue reading

November 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

EU leaders to roll out red carpet for Turkey at summit

European Union leaders will roll out the red carpet for Turkey’s newly re-elected President Recep Tayip Erdoğan at a summit about how to help the country stop the flow of … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

New Circular Economy Package takes shape

EXCLUSIVE / The European Commission’s new Circular Economy Package will include fresh legislation on waste, fertilisers, and water reuse, “strong commitments” on Eco-design, strategies for handling plastics and chemicals, and “major” funding for … Continue reading

October 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

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