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EU bank begins green metamorphosis

10 Sep 19 - European Investment Bank directors are about to begin discussing an updated lending policy which could see the EU bank stop funding fossil fuel projects.

Green is all the go in Ireland

6 Sep 19 - Ireland is about to get a whole lot greener by planting 440 million trees.

Europe facing dramatic farmland devaluation

5 Sep 19 - Climate change could turn the entire EU agribusiness upside down, according to the European Environment Agency.

Europe confounds warming predictions

3 Sep 19 - Climate change is raising temperatures in Europe even faster than climate models projected.

Frankfurt steels itself for car show anger

30 Aug 19 - The Frankfurt car show is stepping up security checks to prepare for potential disruption by climate activists who are calling for people to join anti-car protests.

How Europe could power the world

16 Aug 19 - Europe has enough space to create millions of wind turbines that could power the entire world until 2050, according to a new scientific analysis.

Glasgow likely host of 2020 climate summit

12 Aug 19 - The UK government has announced the Scottish city of Glasgow would be the stage for next year’s UN climate talks.


The Med is Europe’s most waste-polluted sea

2 Aug 19 - The Mediterranean Sea is the most waste-polluted sea in Europe, according to a 20-year study.

Airport expansion stalls on climate grounds

1 Aug 19 - Marseille Provence Airport has been forced to revisit expansion plans, after the environment authority questioned how they fit with France’s climate targets.

European bank looks to cut all fossil fuel projects

29 Jul 19 - The European Investment Bank has vowed to end its multibillion euro financing for fossil fuel projects by the end of next year.

Von der Leyen faces carbon border tax battle

26 Jul 19 - New European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen must tread carefully if she is to meet her promise to make polluting importers pay.

Climate stance pays off for new EC leader

Ursula von der Leyen

17 Jul 19 - Ursula von der Leyen has been confirmed as the first women president of the European Commission in a nail-biting vote that put climate change centre stage.

EC candidate sees carbon first for Europe

Ursula von der Leyen

12 Jul 19 - Europe should become the world’s first climate-neutral continent, says Ursula von der Leyen, who is chasing the European Commission's top job.

France plans eco tax on plane tickets

12 Jul 19 - The French government announced that it will roll out a tax on all international flights departing from France starting in 2020.

Europe tackls China’s dominance of rare earth metals

8 Jul 19 - A new industry association has been launched in Brussels with the aim of bringing together all the players in the supply chain of rare earth metals.

What did Irish citizens’ climate assembly achieve

2 Jul 19 - Ireland’s Citizens' Assembly process has been praised internationally, but citizens’ assemblies are not without their critics.

Denmark raises climate to highest priority

Danish prime minister Mette Frederiksen

1 Jul 19 - In a deal with other left parties, Denmark's new Social Democrat government has agreed to raise the country’s climate targets and place the green transition at the heart of policy.

'Red alert' France records its hottest temperature in history

1 Jul 19 - A temperature of 45.1deg has been recorded in France, the hottest in the country’s history.

Four countries block EU climate deal

24 Jun 19 - The European Council has failed to agree on a landmark climate strategy for 2050 as the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary and Poland baulked at the mention of a specific date.


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