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Bicycle parking to be mandatory in all new European buildings

23 Dec 21 - THE European Commission’s revision proposal for the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive will make bicycle parking mandatory in all new and renovated buildings in the EU, a measure that will make everyday cycling easier for millions of people.

Battery wars: Serbian climate protests were just the beginning

23 Dec 21 - Last week, Serbian environmental protesters were successful in getting plans to allow Rio Tinto to mine one of Europe's largest lithium deposits suspended. The protests, however, have continued.

The e-trike armada propelling a net-zero dream

22 Dec 21 - Oliver Obernier first began delivering mail for Germany’s postal service back in 2006. Through the course of a normal day, the 47-year-old would drop off about three boxes of letters on his winding route through Hamburg’s HafenCity, an historic harborside neighborhood set alongside the River Elbe.

Activists slam tweak to EU carbon allowance scheme

21 Dec 21 - The EU was set to revise its carbon Emissions Trading System (ETS) at Monday's (20 December) environment council meeting.

EU leaders set to ask for deeper monitoring of carbon market

17 Dec 21 - THE European Union’s heads of government are set to invite the bloc’s executive to improve monitoring of the EU carbon market, where a rally has sparked concerns about speculation and the impact on inflation amid an energy crisis.

Will kalamata olives perish due to climate change?

17 Dec 21 - Months before the harvest began in November, Greek olive oil farmer Michalis Antonopoulos knew it would not be a good year. First, his trees did not fully blossom because last winter was not cold and wet enough.

Buildings key to achieving Europe’s climate goals

16 Dec 21 - The revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), expected from the European Commission today, as part of the Fit for 55 package, is a legislative milestone which cannot go under the radar.


Germany's Annalena Baerbock criticises Russia over SC climate veto

15 Dec 21 - German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock criticised Russia on Tuesday for blocking UN efforts to tackle climate change.

Denmark bets on North Sea carbon capture to hit climate goals

15 Dec 21 - Denmark will allocate 16 billion Danish crowns (US$2.43 billion) towards carbon capture and storage subsidies over the coming decade in a move to reach one of the world's most ambitious climate...

Germany approves billions for climate, modernisation fund

14 Dec 21 - The German government on Monday approved 60 billion euros (NZ$114 billion) in funding to be used for combating climate change and modernizing the country, a move that the new finance minister...

Europe's big meat and dairy firms accused of climate 'greenwash'

14 Dec 21 - Greenhouse gas emissions from Europe's biggest meat and dairy firms continue to increase, according to a new report Monday (Dec 13), which found many firms are polluting "with impunity".

Mapped: Europe’s fossil fuel-backed hydrogen lobby

13 Dec 21 - Behind the push for hydrogen lies a sprawling network of lobby groups, PR firms and consultancies, many of them funded by oil and gas companies.

Germany’s new climate minister aims for green economic miracle

9 Dec 21 - 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

8 Dec 21 - 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

8 Dec 21 - 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...

Climate migration will worsen the brutality in the Mediterranean: opinion

7 Dec 21 - 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.


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