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The COP22 meeting in Marrakesh has recently drawn to its close. Delegates from the UNFCCC participating countries have been tirelessly debating the best possible ways of implementing the Paris Agreement in a timely and efficient manner, trying to make sure it delivers on its hopeful promises. At the same time, however, a very imminent threat… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

Guest blog by Christian Friis Bach, Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and Irena Majcen, Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Slovenia. Sadly, the devastating effects of industrial accidents, with their far-reaching and severe consequences, continue to impact the lives and livelihoods of people across the globe. Major accidents keep… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

The full Euractory “Energy Union Germany” ranking can be found here. Read the speech in German here. Speech by Minister of State for Europe and Member of the German Bundestag, Michael Roth, at the State of the Energy Union event held in Berlin by EurActiv on 10 November 2016 Maroš Šefcovic, Ms Litt, Distinguished participants,… » read more

  Posted by EU Community

Less than a year ago, 197 countries came together for the first time to deliver a universal climate Paris Agreement. And with it, a promise to work together to limit global temperature rise to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Today, that agreement becomes the law of the planet — entered into force almost… » read more

  Posted by WWF Climate & Energy Blog

At the beginning of October, an environmental landmark passed with little fuss: The last of the world’s 55 biggest greenhouse gases emitters ratified the historic Paris Agreement. The news generated fewer headlines than the initial deal. It also generated fewer headlines than April’s joint ratification statement by the US and China. But it was arguably… » read more

  Posted by Kaj Embren

Thoughts from Lausanne

Guest blog post by Franc Bogovic MEP. I recently accepted an invitation from Nestlé to visit their research facilities in Lausanne. Food looks deceptively simple. People are making yoghurts, biscuits, ice creams for ages. The processes are always the same: boiling, steaming, churning, drying, freezing… Nothing high tech about it. And yet, why is Nestlé… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Guest blog post by Tomas Wyns and Matilda Axelson, Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel In 2015, the Paris Agreement adopted at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) committed 195 countries to limit global average temperature increase to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, to aim to keep it… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

The EEA and Norway Grants funded Energiaklub Climate Policy Institute became a victim of Hungarian authorities trying to undermine the influence of international actors. Hungary’s hostile attitude towards international funding and involvement in domestic affairs remains unchanged. The current political climate in Hungary leaves the country prone to “illiberal democratic” practices, which is raising concerns… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

    While market acceptance of alternative-fuel vehicles is rising, we should not forget that they still only represent a very small share of vehicle sales in Europe. It thus remains vital that all relevant players, including policy makers, continue to strive to remove the barriers that hamper the wider market uptake of alternative-fuel vehicles… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

Laure Roussel est une étudiante en dernière année d’architecture se destinant à la fonction publique territoriale. Nous sommes à l’aube d’une nouvelle ère technologique, dans laquelle des zones qui ne pouvaient accueillir d’activités humaines structurées, et donc de vie, faute de puissance, seront désormais accessibles. A l’origine de cette petite révolution deux évènements technologique liés… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Last year the EU automobile industry exported more than 6.2 million vehicles, generating a positive trade balance for Europe in excess of €100 billion. The United States is by far the biggest market for European motor vehicles, accounting for more than 20% of exports (or about 1.3 million units). The other way round, the United… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

Currently, there are roughly 7.4 billion people on our planet, already more than half of whom live in urban settlements. In Europe the urbanisation rate is even higher, with almost 74% of all Europeans living in cities today. It is estimated that in 2050 our planet will count 9.7 billion inhabitants, with one-third of people… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

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