Climate change

    • Greta Thunberg to lead climate change rally in Rome

      Greta Thunberg to lead climate change rally in Rome

      Greta Thunberg, the teenage Swedish activist at the head of a worldwide youth movement against climate change, will lead a rally in Rome on Friday, 19 April, news wires reported. Thunberg, 16, will address demonstrators in Piazza del Popolo, the central square where Italian activists have been gathering for weekly 'Fridays for Future' rallies.

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    • Lofven: Weakened principles, weakened voice

      Lofven: Weakened principles, weakened voice

      Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven debated the future of Europe with MEPs and Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis, on Wednesday. In his adress to MEPs the PM touched on topics such as political values, migration policies, EU's long-term budget, climate change targets and the Brexit crisis.

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    • ExxonMobil faces EU parliament ban

      ExxonMobil faces EU parliament ban

      ExxonMobil could become the second company after Monsanto to lose lobbying access to members of European Parliament after it failed to turn up to a hearing Thursday into whether or not the oil giant knowingly spread false information about climate change.

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    • EU invests €10bn in clean technologies

      EU invests €10bn in clean technologies

      The European Commission presented today its investment programme worth over €10bn, which is aimed at boosting low-carbon technologies' global competitiveness. EU innovative climate action, as announced today, has a range of benefits for the health and prosperity of Europeans with an immediate, tangible impact on people's lives – from the creation of local green jobs and growth, to energy-efficient homes with a reduced energy bill, cleaner air, more efficient public transport systems in cities, and secure supplies of energy and other resources.

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    • Germany to shutter all of its 84 coal-fired plants

      Germany to shutter all of its 84 coal-fired plants

      In what is seen as a pioneering move, Germany would shut down all 84 of its coal-fired power plants over a 19-year span in an effort to combat climate change. The commitment was announced by a 28-member government commission, representing mining regions, utility companies, scientists and environmentalists, with chairman Ronald Pofalla noting that it marked an "historic accomplishment." 

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    • Race to deliver on UN climate deal began in Katowice

      Race to deliver on UN climate deal began in Katowice

      Political leaders started to arrive on Monday in the Polish city of Katowice where two weeks of talks have begun to deliver on the landmark Paris 2015 deal on climate change as dire warnings mount about a lack of action, news wires reported. But representatives of some of the biggest polluters will be conspicuous by their absence as the US has said it is leaving the UN process and China was not expected to send its top politicians.

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    • Brazil backs out of hosting UN climate meeting

      Brazil backs out of hosting UN climate meeting

      Brazil has withdrawn on Wednesday its offer to host a large UN conference on climate change next year, in the latest signal that Latin America’s largest nation no longer aspires to be an influential player in efforts to mitigate the effects of a warming planet. As a reason to pull the offer, the country cited "the current fiscal and budget constraints, which are expected to remain in the near future," according to a foreign ministry statement.

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