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Germany’s new climate minister aims for green economic miracle

Today 11:00am - Once again, a German minister is planning to revolutionize his country’s economy in the face of crisis.

Benchmark EU carbon price hits record high at 85 euros a tonne

Gas shortage credited with all time high carbon price

Wednesday - The Benchmark European carbon price hit a record high yesterday, climbing to 85 euros a tonne for the first time since the European Union's carbon market launched in 2005.

Scientists join Swiss hunger strike to raise climate alarm

Wednesday - In early November, as politicians promised more climate action in their opening speeches at the United Nations climate talks in Glasgow, Guillermo Fernandez started a hunger strike in Switzerland’s Federal Square, saying he wouldn’t eat again until the Swiss Federal Assembly agreed to a climate science briefing.

Climate migration will worsen the brutality in the Mediterranean: opinion

Tuesday - In July 2018, an Italian-flagged oil supply ship called the Asso Ventotto that was crossing the Mediterranean Sea encountered a stalled rubber raft carrying 101 desperate migrants.

These Portuguese kids are suing 33 European countries to force them to cut emissions

3 Dec 21 - Sofia and André Oliveira, siblings and teen climate activists, did not expect much from the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow.

Top Commission official says EU ‘can’t exclude’ stronger 2030 climate targets

2 Dec 21 - A senior European Commission official today suggested Brussels could set a more ambitious goal for reducing emissions next year.

Is Norway a climate hypocrite?

26 Nov 21 - In many ways, Norway is exceptionally green. About 95% of its electricity comes from hydropower, and nearly all the rest from other renewables such as thermal and wind.


Europe’s social climate fund too small to make a difference: critics

25 Nov 21 - The European Commission proposed a “social climate fund” to protect vulnerable people from changes brought by the energy transition. Still, it is not fit for purpose, according to researchers and...

ECB warns most EU banks have no 'Paris' climate plan

24 Nov 21 - The European Central Bank (ECB) has warned that most commercial banks it supervises do not have concrete plans to start preparing for climate change.

Farmers drive tractors through Dublin as they protest government plans

23 Nov 21 - A convoy of around 100 tractors and farm vehicles rolled through Dublin city centre on Sunday, as Irish farmers protested against government climate change plans.

EU carbon prices hit record high

16 Nov 21 - EU CO2 prices hit a record Eur66/mt on Nov. 15, the first trading day after the UN Climate Change Conference and amid rising fuel prices driven by a cold weather forecast and gas supply fears...

Greenpeace Germany sues Volkswagen for ‘fuelling climate crisis’

10 Nov 21 - A young German climate activist and the heads of Greenpeace Germany have sued Volkswagen (VW) in a German court for “fuelling the climate crisis”, accusing the carmaker of failing to do its part to...

History shows Irish farmers can meet the carbon challenge: opinion

8 Nov 21 - Irish farmers have been set a methane reduction target at least twice as ambitious as that being faced by their New Zealand counterparts, but Pat O'Toole, of the Irish Farmer, is optimistic they can...

Ireland would need to cull up to 1.3 million cattle to reach climate targets

4 Nov 21 - Up to 1.3 million cattle would have to be culled in Ireland to reach anticipated government targets for reducing greenhouse gases in the agriculture sector, a new report has concluded.

Permafrost: a ticking carbon time bomb

26 Oct 21 - Sheltered by snow-spattered mountains, the Stordalen mire is a flat, marshy plateau, pockmarked with muddy puddles. A whiff of rotten eggs wafts through the fresh air.

European MPs push for binding methane target

22 Oct 21 - The European Parliament yesterday passed a resolution calling for a binding international agreement limiting methane emissions to be agreed on at next month's COP26 in Glasgow.

French oil giant accused of downplaying climate risk

22 Oct 21 - French oil company TotalEnergies knew at least 50 years ago about a link between burning fossil fuels and global warming, researchers have said.

Europeans want climate action but show little appetite for radical lifestyle change

21 Oct 21 - EUROPEANS want urgent action on climate change but remain committed meat-eaters and question policy proposals such as banning the sale of new petrol vehicles after 2030, according to a new poll from...

French court orders state to honour its climate commitments

15 Oct 21 - A French court has ordered the state to honour its commitments on climate change, environmental organisations bringing the case said on Thursday.


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