European Green Deal

    • EU agrees on tougher climate goals

      EU agrees on tougher climate goals

      EU leaders agreed on Friday to set an ambitious target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 55% compared to 1990 levels by 2030, news wires reported. The new target aims to put the EU on track to reach net zero emissions by 2050, a deadline scientists say the world must meet to avert the most catastrophic impacts of climate change.

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    • Six EU members push for green hydrogen roadmap

      Six EU members push for green hydrogen roadmap

      Energy ministers from EU members Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and from Switzerland on Monday urged the European Commission to set targets for renewable hydrogen to 2030 and increase financial support for the technology. The ministers took part in a video conference of the Pentalateral energy forum.

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    • EU to outline 'Green Deal' agriculture and biodiversity plans

      EU to outline 'Green Deal' agriculture and biodiversity plans

      The European Union Commission will present its plans for more environmentally friendly agricultural production and greater biodiversity on Wednesday as part of its "European Green Deal" policy. The aim is to reduce the use of pesticides and antibiotics and improve fertilizers, according to a draft seen by dpa. Animal welfare is also to be improved and fisheries to are be made more sustainable.

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    • Climate neutrality across Europe possible before 2050

      Climate neutrality across Europe possible before 2050

      Europe can reach climate neutrality before 2050 with 100% renewable energy system, a report by SolarPower Europe and LUT University showed on 15 April. The study is the first of its kind to model a fully renewable pathway to achieving climate neutrality for the European energy system, presenting three transition pathways, with varying levels of ambition.

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    • Von der Leyen Commission marks its first 100 days

      Von der Leyen Commission marks its first 100 days

      The new Commission led by President Ursula von der Leyen marked today the 100th day of its mandate, outlining its main achievements during that period and future challenges. Since taking office on 1 December 2019, the Commission's main focus was to drive the work on the twin transition, towards a green and digital Europe and it managed to move from talk to action.

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    • Boyan Rashev: Climate-neutrality by 2050 is not an achievable goal

      Boyan Rashev: Climate-neutrality by 2050 is not an achievable goal

      Currently, the EU is at 20% emission reduction - achieved within 30 years. However, this includes the collapse of industry in Eastern Europe. Most coal-fired power generation in Western Europe is closed, the low-hanging fruits of energy efficiency are already taken. But there is no way to decrease CO2 emissions by additional 30% within 10 years only, says Boyan Rashev, environmental management expert and a Managing Partner at Denkstatt.

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