Sunday 5. December 2021

The Physical Science of Climate Change

United Nations

The latest report from the IPCC confirms its previous findings adding more evidence to the human activity as the dominant cause of the observed global warming.

Climate Change: a matter of Solidarity and Global Justice


As the second biggest historical emitter of CO2 after the US , the EU clearly has a moral responsibility to act.

The G20 and Energy Sustainability

European Union

For the duration of the Russian Presidency of the G20, energy sustainability will be towards the top of the agenda in an effort to unlock global sustainable development.

A Framework for the EU’s future Climate and Energy Policy

European Commission

Can an ambitious plan to achieve a ‘competitive, low-carbon economy’ protect the interests of those in poverty?

A decent life for all

European Commission

Poverty and climate change are the two main challenges for the 21st century and the European Commission has just made public a Communication addressing these issues.

Shale gas: a fracturing debate

European Union

Our economy and our lifestyle rely on growing energy demand. Technology could allow us to extract natural gas which was out of reach until now. How deep can we drill into the ground, and how deep should we drill into our hunger for energy?

Energy is not just about economics

European Group on Ethics

Does Europe need an Ethical Framework for Assessing Research, Production and Use of Energy ? Interview with Prof Emmanuel Agius.

Irish Presidency wants to reform the EU Emissions Trading System

European Council

The price of carbon per-tonne was €20 in 2008 and has in recent times fallen as low as €5. This proves to be a real disincentive to investing in low-carbon technology.

Phasing-out Fossil Fuel Subsidies

European Commission

As countries emerge from the economic crisis, the revenues that can be saved from removing inefficient fossil fuel subsidies can be redirected to poverty alleviation, health and education.

Doha a new disappointment

United Nations

Doha Climate Change Conference has reached very poor results increasing doubts about multilateralism.

From Durban to Doha: the Rio+20 conference - milestone or dead end?

United Nations

Decision makers were expected to put a halt to the unsustainable paths we’re engaged in, and to support the sustainable solutions that are needed most urgently. They failed to do so.


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