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381 new species discovered in the Amazon

A new WWF and Mamirau Institute for Sustainable Development report, released on 30 August, reveals that a new animal or plant species is discovered in the Amazon every 2 days, the fastest rate to be observed this century. The findings come as huge parts of the forest are increasingly under threat, sparking further concern over the irreversible - and potentially catastrophic - consequences unsustainable policy and decision-making could have. Leer ms

EU Emission Trading System

Intercontinental flights to stay exempt from paying for CO2 emissions until 2020

Airlines would remain exempt from paying for CO2 emissions from intercontinental flights until 2020 under plans backed by MEPs on Wednesday. Leer ms

University of Castile-La Mancha

Countries in Europe with the richest biodiversity do not always receive more funding

A recent study, published in the journal Conservation Biology, reveals that the investments and resources allotted for conservation only partially tally with the levels of biodiversity in the European Union. Thus, countries such as Portugal, Slovakia, Greece and the Czech Republic receive less funding than they would be entitled to as per their biodiversity.  Leer ms

Climate change

Three quarters of Europeans want the EU to do more to protect the environment

Some 75% of Europeans would like the EU to do more on environmental protection, according to a Eurobarometer survey published in April 2017. This is eight percentage points more than last year. The EU works to protect nature and over the years MEPs have adopted important legislation in issues such as plastic carrier bags and illegal waste shipments. Many more proposals are to follow. Leer ms

Global warning

Oceans are warming rapidly, study says

More than 90% of the earths energy imbalance (EEI) in the climate system is sequestered in the ocean and consequently the ocean heat content (OHC) is increasing.  Leer ms

Institute for Environmental Studies

Cities temperature may increase 8 degrees by 2100, study finds

Under a dual onslaught of global warming and localized, urban heating, some of the worlds cities may be as much as 8 C warmer by 2100, researchers warned Monday.  Leer ms

CO2 emissions in the EU slightly decreased compared with 2015Eurostat

CO2 emissions in the EU slightly decreased compared with 2015

Eurostat estimates that in 2016 carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion decreased by 0.4% in the European Union (EU), compared with the previous year. CO2 emissions are a major contributor to global warming and account for around 80% of all EU greenhouse gas emissions. They are influenced by factors such as climate conditions, economic growth, size of the population, transport and industrial activities.  Leer ms

Launched by Shell

The UK gets its first forecourt hydrogen refuelling station

Launched by Shell at Cobham services on the M25 motorway, the new station was supplied by ATM as part of the EU funded HYFIVE project. Its the first of three hydrogen stations to be opened by Shell in the UK in 2017.  Leer ms

The European Commission gives green-light to Germanys  green cars infrastructureCharging electric vehicle

The European Commission gives green-light to Germanys green cars infrastructure

The European Commission has decided that Germanys scheme to roll out a network of user-friendly infrastructure for charging electric vehicles across the country is in line with EU state aid rules. It addresses a real gap in the market without unduly affecting competition in the Single Market. Leer ms

EU Emissions Trading System

Europe tackles growing aviation emissions

The Commission is amending the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) making it fit for tackling CO2 emissions from aviation. This comes following an agreement by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to stabilise international aviation emissions. Leer ms

Foreign Affairs and Environment committees

MEPs Protect the Arctic from emerging risks

As the geopolitical importance of the Arctic region is growing, with climate change effects and competition for natural resources bringing new environmental and security risks for the region and for the world, the EU should speak with one voice and push to keep the Arctic an area of cooperation, says a resolution adopted by the Foreign Affairs and Environment committees on Tuesday. Leer ms

Transformation from coal industry to the greenest city

Essen becomes the European Green Capital for 2017

The impressive transformation from coal and steel industry to the greenest city in North Rhine-Westphalia is proof of Essens successful structural change. Leer ms

EU promotes sustainable urban mobility by funding the extension of the Warsaw MetroEuropean Commission

EU promotes sustainable urban mobility by funding the extension of the Warsaw Metro

In line with the objectives of the Energy Unions low-emission mobility strategy, the EU is investing over 432 million from the Cohesion Fund in the extension of the Warsaw Metro. Leer ms

EU approves new rules for Member States to drastically cut air pollutionClean Air Programme for Europe

EU approves new rules for Member States to drastically cut air pollution

The European Parliament and the Council have signed into law the new National Emissions Ceilings (NEC) Directive, based on a Commission proposal that sets stricter limits on the five main pollutants in Europe. It will enter into force on 31 December 2016. Leer ms

Sustainability is a European brand

EU sets out its priorities on sustainable development

The European Commission is setting out a strategic approach for achieving sustainable development in Europe and around the world.The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the international community in September 2015, represents an ambitious new blueprint to respond to global trends and challenges.  Leer ms

Sustainability is a European brand

EU sets out its priorities on sustainable development

The European Commission is setting out a strategic approach for achieving sustainable development in Europe and around the world.The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the international community in September 2015, represents an ambitious new blueprint to respond to global trends and challenges.  Leer ms

Marrakech climate conference

World leaders agree concrete results to put the Paris Agreement on climate change into action

Almost 200 countries met in Morocco for the annual UN gathering, against the backdrop of the rapid ratification and entry into force of the landmark deal. The Paris Agreement became international law on 4 November 2016, less than a year after it was adopted. This enabled the Marrakech conference to convene the first ever meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement. Leer ms

American Meteorological Society

Record hot year of 2015 will soon become an average year

The hottest year on record globally in 2015 could be just another average year by 2025 if carbon emissions continue to rise at their current rate, according to new research published in the Bulletin of American Meteorological Society. Leer ms

A LIFE-line for 144 innovative projects

Commission invests over 220 million in green and low-carbon projects in Member States

The European Commission has approved an investment package of 222.7 million from the EU budget to support Europes transition to a more sustainable and low-carbon future. The EU funding will spur additional investments leading to a total of 398.6 million to be invested into 144 new projects in23 Member States Leer ms

An EU-funded project

Europe takes the lead in building urban resilience

An EU-funded project has been helping cities face the future with confidence by tackling climate change, putting the green back into cities, and preventing urban sprawl in new and exciting ways. Leer ms

Climate action

EU demonstrates commitment to developing countries by stepping up climate finance to 17.6 billion

The European Commission backs the European Unions strong commitment to scale-up financing for climate action in developing countries, which showed a significant increase in 2015. The EU and its Member States are the biggest contributors of public climate finance to developing countries. Leer ms


Insects response to short term climate events

Studying the response of living organisms to climate change is essential in the face of what increasingly looks like an irreversible trend. However, unlike other species which have gathered much scientific attention, insects seem to have been left behind. An EU project is seeking to bridge this knowledge gap while taking insects specific features into account. Leer ms

Catastrophic Declines in Wilderness Areas

Study shows that a tenth of the worlds wilderness has been lost since the 90s

Researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology show catastrophic declines in wilderness areas around the world over the last 20 years. They demonstrate alarming losses comprising a tenth of global wilderness since the 1990s - an area twice the size of Alaska and half the size of the Amazon. The Amazon and Central Africa have been hardest hit. Leer ms

LIMITS project

Research shows climate change policy focuses only on mitigation

EU-funded research shows that when climate change policy focuses only on mitigation without considering adaptation costs and residual damages, unintended inequalities result. Leer ms

Renewable energy global

Renewable energy surges to record levels around the world

New solar, wind and hydropower sources were added in 2015 at the fastest rate the world has yet seen, a study says. Leer ms
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