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Europe's last big primeval forest on brink of collapse

Thursday - The Polish government has been accused of pushing a primeval forest system to the point of no return with state-sanctioned logging in a Unesco world heritage site.

Swiss referendum votes in favour of renewables

24 May 17 - Swiss voters have said yes to the government’s plan to provide billions of dollars in subsidies for renewables, in addition to banning nuclear power.

UK companies better to stay with European ETS

23 May 17 - An international carbon trading organisation says British companies should stay in the European Emissions Trading Scheme until at least 2020, despite Brexit.

Shell shareholders to vote for new climate goals

23 May 17 - Shell shareholders including the Church of England, European pension funds and Dutch activists will send a signal to the board of the Anglo-Dutch company this week by voting for it to set new climate-change goals.

'Climate heroes' fight EU land and forest rules

19 May 17 - Former climate heroes France, Finland, Sweden and Austria are fighting tooth and nail to weaken EU land accounting rules, also known as the LULUCF Regulation.

Shell paid university for say on curriculum

18 May 17 - Funding from Shell and other oil majors has turned a prestigious Dutch University into a conduit for fossil fuel policy gambits, according to an explosive new report.

EU countries paying coal companies to stick around

11 May 17 - EU countries are using the low carbon transition to justify new subsidies to the coal industry, instead of investing in clean alternatives.


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