The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development has had an unsatisfactory outcome. It doesn't offer anything new or ambitious.
In June 2012, twenty years after the first "Earth Summit", Rio de Janeiro will again be the "world capital of sustainable development" under the United Nations Conference called "Rio+20".
The European Commission has launched an ambitious proposal to assign 20% of the next budget period 2014 to 2020 to climate-related issues. In doing so the Commission is giving financial weight to the '2020 Strategy'.
The Durban agreements made some progress towards a global climate regime, but did not deliver enough to prevent dangerous climate change and its impacts on the most vulnerable countries.
Climate change, increasing energy costs and peak oil are not only challenges for the European countries but also for the European churches.
As biodiversity in Europe is seriously deteriorating, the Commission proposes a new strategy in order to reverse a dangerous trend
The Emissions Trading Scheme
Marketing the EU greenhouse emissions needs adjustment as to be an effective instrument to mitigate climate
Promoting a low carbon economy
At a joint summit organised by the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council, Prince Charles made
The Conference on Climate Change reached an unexpected agreement
The Cancun Agreement brings new hope to the international discussions on climate change