Tuesday 18. February 2020

Rio+20, not exactly 'the future we want'

United Nations

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development has had an unsatisfactory outcome. It doesn't offer anything new or ambitious.

Rio + 20 and the European Union

European Commission

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".

Green thinking in the new EU budget

European Commission

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'.

After Durban: can Climate change wait ?

United Nations

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.

Can Churches in Europe become leaders in Energy efficiency ?

Church in Europe

Climate change, increasing energy costs and peak oil are not only challenges for the European countries but also for the European churches.

New strategy for biodiversity protection

European Commission

As biodiversity in Europe is seriously deteriorating, the Commission proposes a new strategy in order to reverse a dangerous trend

Climate change

European Commission

The Emissions Trading Scheme

Marketing the EU greenhouse emissions needs adjustment as to be an effective instrument to mitigate climate

Climate change

European Union

Promoting a low carbon economy

At a joint summit organised by the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council, Prince Charles made

Climate change

European Union

The Conference on Climate Change reached an unexpected agreement

The Cancun Agreement brings new hope to the international discussions on climate change

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