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COP21 celebrations, but governments must mind the emissions gap

World governments today (12 December) agreed a historic international agreement to fight global warming at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris. Advertisements

December 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

China pours cold water on EU’s ambition coalition at COP21

China tonight (11 December) poured cold water on the European Union’s ambition to use an alliance of developed and developing nations to push for a strong deal at the UN Climate … Continue reading

December 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

COP21 protest banners censored by UN

EXCLUSIVE/ Civil society organisations must submit their banners for United Nations approval before being given permission to protest at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21).

December 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

Timmermans defends ambition of new Circular Economy package

The European Commission today (2 December) defended the ambition of the waste and recycling laws which replaced the Circular Economy Package it axed in the drive to cut red tape.

December 3, 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

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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