Climate change

    • World leaders to tackle climate, pandemic at UN summit

      World leaders to tackle climate, pandemic at UN summit

      The world leaders are returning to the UN in New York to tackle issues linked to the change in climate, pandemic and migration. As the Covid-19 is still devastating lots of countries on the back of inequitable vaccination progress, about a third of the 193 UN states are planning to send videos, but presidents, prime ministers and foreign ministers for the remainder are due to travel to the United States, Reuters elaborated.

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    • EU, US announced the Global Methane Pledge

      EU, US announced the Global Methane Pledge

      The European Union and the United States announced the Global Methane Pledge, an initiative to reduce global methane emissions to be launched at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in November in Glasgow. President Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen urged countries at the US-led Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF) to join the Pledge and welcomed those that have already signaled their support.

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    • Mediterranean countries discuss climate change, migration

      Mediterranean countries discuss climate change, migration

      Nine European Mediterranean countries held a summit in Athens on Friday afternoon to discuss issues ranging from climate change to migration and Afghanistan, news wires reported. The one-day gathering, dubbed the EUMED 9, brings together the leaders of Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Greece, Cyprus, Slovenia and Croatia. Commission head Ursula von der Leyen will also attend the meeting.

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    • New strategy to protect and restore EU forests proposed

      New strategy to protect and restore EU forests proposed

      The Commission adopted and presented today the New EU Forest Strategy for 2030, a flagship initiative of the European Green Deal that builds on the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, the EU press service reported. The strategy contributes to the package of measures proposed to achieve greenhouse gas emission reductions of at least 55% by 2030 and climate neutrality in 2050 in the EU.

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    • EC tables wide-ranged proposal to meet climate ambitions

      EC tables wide-ranged proposal to meet climate ambitions

      The Commission adopted today a package of proposals to make the EU's climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels, the EU press service reported. Achieving these emission reductions in the next decade is crucial to Europe becoming the world's first climate-neutral continent by 2050 and making the European Green Deal a reality.

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    • Businesses, politicians demand more ambitious EU climate policies

      Businesses, politicians demand more ambitious EU climate policies

      German company bosses and EP members are demanding a more ambitious EU climate policy, with an eye on Europe's future energy supply, dpa reported. On Wednesday, the Commission will present proposals on how Europe is to become climate neutral by 2050. Plans to limit CO2 levels in new cars and changes in the pricing of CO2 are expected, among other things, which could have an impact on petrol and heating costs.

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    • Europeans do care about environment

      Europeans do care about environment

      European citizens believe climate change is the single most serious problem facing the world, according to a new Eurobarometer survey published today. More than nine out of ten people surveyed consider climate change to be a serious problem (93%), with almost eight out of ten (78%) considering it to be very serious.

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    • EU's climate change law sealed

      EU's climate change law sealed

      EU Member States gave on Monday the final seal of approval to a law to make the Union's greenhouse gas emissions targets legally binding, news wires reported. Ministers from the 27 EU countries formally approved the deal on Monday, except for Bulgaria, which abstained. "The final compromise does not reflect our national position sufficiently," a Bulgarian government spokesman said, cited by Reuters.

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