Monday 6. 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.

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?

Natural resources from conflict areas

European Union

The European Union could be the leader in the solution to the problem of natural resource exploitation in conflict areas.

Kairos for taxation vs. a setback for energy

European Council

An unexpected breakthrough in the fight against tax fraud alongside the smallest possible step forward in the area of EU energy policy, even though both topics are supposed to be equally important.

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.

EU Biofuels policy and food insecurity in Africa

European Commission

The increased demand for biofuels is one of the main factors contributing to the current food price volatility and is diverting farmland away from food production in food insecure regions.

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.


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