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Denmark adopts climate law to cut emissions

Today 11:00am - Denmark’s parliament has adopted a new climate law, committing to reach 70 per cent below its 1990 emissions in the next 11 years.

Iceland does an Ardern on green priority

Katrin Jakobsdottir

Friday - Iceland Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir has urged governments to adopt green and family-friendly priorities, instead of just focusing on economic growth figures.

EU parliament declares climate emergency

29 Nov 19 - The European parliament has declared a global “climate and environmental emergency” as it urged all EU countries to commit to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

New EU chief flags climate policy as top issue

28 Nov 19 - European Commission Presiden Ursula von der Leyen has cited climate policy as the most pressing issue facing her new executive team.

EU split on declaring climate emergency

27 Nov 19 - The European parliament is split over whether to declare a global climate emergency before next week’s crucial UN summit.

EU cities confront building emissions

22 Nov 19 - The European Union last year embarked on a mission to decarbonise the building sector, currently responsible for 40% of the bloc’s energy use.

Germany approves climate protection law

19 Nov 19 - The German lower house has approved a major climate protection package which aims to ensure the country will meet its 2030 target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


No more money for fossil-fuel projects, says EIB

18 Nov 19 - The European Investment Bank will stop funding fossil-fuel projects at the end of 2021, a landmark decision that potentially deals a blow to billions of dollars of gas projects in the pipeline.

Green-wise Norway is drilling more wells

14 Nov 19 - Never mind how many electric cars are sold there, Norway has to change tack and end prospecting for new oil reserves.

Fuel industry forces Russia to change plans

30 Oct 19 - The Russian government has gutted its proposed law to regulate emissions, apparently caving in to the country’s powerful fossil fuel industry.

FARTY PARTY: Munich beer bash is a gas for emissions

29 Oct 19 - Scientists say the annual Munich Oktoberfest celebration of beer, bands and bratwurst produces methane emissions as high as some major cities.

Macron turns on climate protesters

25 Oct 19 - Why are climate protesters being tear-gassed under the watch of France’s president, a self-defined climate champion?

Europe’s largest floating solar plant up and running

21 Oct 19 - The Rhône valley in southern France is best known for its wines and food. Now, it can also add solar power to its list of attractions.

EU bank puts off climate policy decision

18 Oct 19 - The European Investment Bank has decided to delay until next month a decision on updating its energy lending policy.

Italy eyes cheaper food without packaging

18 Oct 19 - Italian shoppers could soon enjoy a discount on products sold loose as part of a range of measures expected to be approved by the government.

Copenhagen sprints to crown of first carbon-neutral capital

16 Oct 19 - Green growth and ‘hedonistic sustainability’ have helped to keep the public on board as Copenhagen seeks to be the first carbon-neutral city by 2025.

VILLAGERS DIG IN: 'Human rights before mining rights'

1 Oct 19 - Villagers living on the edge of one of Germany’s biggest surface coalmines have vowed not sell their properties to the energy company RWE, and to fight any attempt to oust them from their homes.

Poland plunges ahead with new coal mines

Brown coal mine and power station in Belchatow, Poland

30 Sep 19 - Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party plans to introduce legislation that will allow the government to open new coal mines without the approval of local authorities.

Activists suing Europe’s biggest coal plant

27 Sep 19 - It is Europe’s biggest coal plant, with annual CO2 emissions roughly equivalent to those of the whole of New Zealand – but the future of the Beùchatów power station in central Poland has been called...


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