Münster becomes first German city to join the divestment movement
The city of Münster has become the first German city to ban investments in coal, oil and gas companies.
Royal call for switch to low carbon investment
Prince Charles urges investors to play a key role as future-makers by pressuring governments to take decisive action on climate change.
Climate change a serious threat to bird species, experts warn
A number of bird species populating European countries are now facing the same extinction threat as the African elephant and lion, according to experts.
EU air pollution rules up in the air as lobbyists threatens ambition
Stricter limits on European methane and ammonia emissions hangs in the balance, as MEPs prepare to vote on new air pollution rules.
Poles apart over coal as new government sweeps to power
Poland’s newly elected leaders may have swept to power with 39% of the vote in this weekend’s election, but the new government is set to be at increasing odds with its citizens as it looks to “rejects the dogma of de-carbonisation”.
Record-breaking Europe shows new emission lows
Greenhouse gas emissions in Europe are at their lowest level ever recorded, while the EU’s economy continues to expand, a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) reveals.
Oslo becomes first capital city to divest from fossil fuels
The City of Oslo has, today, become the first Capital City in the world to ban investments in fossil fuels, as it announced it will divest its $9 billion pension fund from coal, oil and gas companies.
French energy major Engie to end coal investments
Engie, the major energy company partly-owned by the French government, will terminate investments in coal projects in a major bid to tackle climate change, the country’s energy and ecology minister, Segolene Royal has announced.
Louisa Casson: Missing in action: will EU leaders discuss COP 21 this week?
Louisa Casson examines why EU leaders should use its next meeting to spell out why a global climate agreement matters for Europe and how Europe will help to deliver it.
Onshore wind now the cheapest electricity source in the UK
In a milestone for UK renewables, electricity from onshore wind power is now cheaper than from any other source of energy for the first time.
Extreme weather pummels countries across the globe
From France to China, Guatemala to the US, the last few days have seen the world battered by extreme weather events – events scientists say are aggravated by climate change.
UK ‘fracking village’ gets green light to go 100% solar
The UK’s clean energy sector gets a boost, as Repower Balcombe, the local energy cooperative born of the 2013 fracking protests, is given the go ahead with its proposed 5MW solar park in West Sussex.
European trade union leaders call for ambitious international climate deal
National trade union leaders from across Europe showed their support for an ambitious climate deal at the upcoming UN climate summit, COP21
Climate change a threat to financial stability – Bank of England governor
Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, has become the latest person to deliver a blunt warning about the risks of climate change to global financial stability.
Renewables overtake coal in UK power mix
Renewable energy has for the first time met more than a quarter of the UK’s power demand over a three month period, becoming the country’s second biggest source of power.
EU unveils Paris negotiation position – supporting full phase out of emissions
The EU’s negotiating position for the global climate talks in Paris in December was agreed and published on Friday.
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Louisa Casson: Europe’s task: building the blocks for ‘beyond Paris’
The global climate agreement to be signed in Paris isn’t a done deal, and Europe will be crucial is helping to build the blocks for a long-lasting climate regime.
Pressure grows on UK government to end its love affair with coal
Pressure continues to build on the UK government to rid itself of coal as it joins other rich nations in Paris this week to seek a deal on ending subsidies.