Monday 6. December 2021

Making concrete the EU commitment on climate change

European Council

The environment ministers of the EU confirmed the proposal for COP21 to reduce emissions at least by 40% by 2030, and to reduce 80-95% in 2050 compared with 1990.

Economics of climate change: the ecological debt ?

European Union

Climate change has many dimensions: physical, social, political and also economical. Mitigation is a challenge to our economies. Waiting is not longer an option.

Mitigation or how to limit the impacts of climate change

European Commission

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.

Towards COP21: impacts of climate change


Europeinfos is starting a series of articles to better understand the issues in relation to COP21 and the current and future challenges that climate change presents for Europe.

Energy efficiency in the EU: moving in the right direction

European Commission

Energy efficiency is one of the pillars of the climate change policy. The last European Council has proposed a very ambitious 27% increase in efficiency beyond previous expectations.

A fair energy transition in Europe


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?

“Young Europeans – We stand for sustainability and eco-justice!”

Church in Europe

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.

A G7 summit in Brussels to impose sanctions on Russia


While it is possible to exclude Russia from the G7, progress cannot be made without Russia in certain areas that currently hold sway over global security.

The EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Policy

European Commission

EU 2030 Climate and Energy proposals: The path of least resistance for the Commission?

A difficult road to Climate Justice after Warsaw Climate Summit

European Union

All countries must urgently work together in a spirit of solidarity to put the world on the right track: a path to decarbonised societies and climate justice for all.

The Problems of Regulation - and of Deregulation

Frank Turner sj

A recurring debate in European politics, and one that spans many different policy areas, concerns the merits and failings of regulation.


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