In 2013 the European Environment Agency (EEA) announced that Europe had already reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 19% with reference to the 1990 level, but this reduction is largely as a result of the economic crisis.
The Energy Union will receive a special weight in the new EU Commission since it will constitute the portfolio of one of the 7 Vice Presidents, Ms Bratusek. Will she put in place a fair energy transition?
In the context of discussion among experts on 9 September which was hosted by COMECE in Brussels, representatives of Christian youth organisations presented their projects for climate protection and for an environmentally responsible lifestyle.
Since the beginning of April, Sentinel-1A, the first of a series of Copernicus satellites, has been orbiting in space and making long-range environmental monitoring possible. It is part of ‘Copernicus’, the new European Flagship Programme.
That is the chief goal of the post-2015 Development Agenda. In a year it will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and press on with what has proved to be a successful fight against poverty.