CliMates: The EU could be a leader on climate change
Quentin Perrier and Sabrina Marquant from youth organisation CliMates discuss how Europe could become a leader on climate change as it works towards new climate and energy goals to 2030.
Pressure mounts for Norwegian wealth fund to divest from fossil fuels
Norway’s sovereign wealth fund has taken another step towards divesting from fossil fuels, as the government announced a formal review of whether the fund should halt investment in coal, oil and gas.
Costs of extreme weather laid bare as 2014 begins with ‘unusual’ level of events
As 2014 kicks off with an ‘unusual’ number of extreme weather events, experts are warning of the economic impact of future climate related extremes.
Poll reveals EU governments out of touch on climate action
As European ministers meet in Brussels for two days of talks on the details of the 2030 climate and energy package, new research highlights that the majority of EU citizens want strong action on climate change.
Report lauds global climate legislation, details need for further action
The 2014 GLOBE study reviews climate change legislation in 66 countries that account for nearly 90% of global emissions.
UK Youth call for strong climate leadership from Merkel, Cameron
The UKYCC staged an action Thursday to urge meaningful commitments on climate change as Europe’s 2030 climate target deadline approaches.
Climate change a global security threat, warn senior military officials
Climate change and extreme weather represent huge threats to countries’ national security, senior military officials have warned.
Sign the petition: Demand EU leaders act on climate change
New petition calls on EU leaders to support strong climate action, when they meet next month to discuss the EU's climate and energy package to 2030.
“Unprecedented” forest protection platform launched
A new tool that allows users to digitally track an array of forest-related data was released Thursday by the World Resources Institute.
Sound the alarm: Join the EU week of climate action
Between 22nd February and 1st March green groups and communities will be coming together across Europe for a week of climate action, calling on governments to support strong 2030 targets.
Denmark to inscribe climate policy into law
A decision to inscribe Denmark’s 40% emission reduction target into law have been welcomed by the country’s green NGOs this week.
European CEOs call for strong 2030 climate and energy targets
CEOs from leading European companies are calling on the EU to agree a strong 2030 climate and energy framework with an ambitious renewable energy target, including binding national targets.
A wild start to 2014 as extreme weather takes hold
From unprecedented storms and flooding in the UK to severe drought in California and Brazil, 2014 has kicked off with some exceptional and weird weather events.
Tar sands poised to flood market as European, U.S. officials mull loosening regulations
Recent political developments in Europe and the U.S. have observers worried about a looming tar sands surge.
MEPs rubbish EU Commission’s lack of ambition on climate change
MEPs have voted in favour of the EU adopting a three-pronged approach to tackle climate change, agreeing a 40% emissions reduction target, a 40% energy efficiency target and a 30% renewables goal by 2030.
Public support for UK fracking declining following protests
The UK government’s attempts to sell fracking to the UK public appear to be in vain as new research shows less than 1 in 4 people support the controversial extraction technique.