Climate

IEA warns of CO2 emissions rebound after pandemic-driven decline

CO2 emissions could ‘strongly rebound’ this year following a historic decline in 2020 that was driven by coronavirus lockdown measures, the International Energy Association has warned.

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Aviation industry pins hopes on ‘green recovery’ funds

Aviation industry pins hopes on ‘green recovery’ funds

The European aviation industry is embracing a carbon neutral pathway while angling for green funding to support its recovery from the economic shock caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Politics & Law

Parliament urges ECB to do more against climate change

Parliament urges ECB to do more against climate change

MEPs have called on the European Central Bank to consider climate change as a risk to price stability and therefore as an issue to tackle within its current mandate, in a plenary vote this morning.

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Green groups criticise lack of transparency in covid recovery fund process

Brussels’ biggest environmental organisations warned on Tuesday that “almost no one is opening the plans to public scrutiny” as governments apply for a slice of a €672bn covid recovery fund, while in Warsaw Polish NGOs and business groups publicly demanded a green “Marshall Plan”.

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In-depth: Trade unions and NGOs seek just transition for tourism after covid

In-depth: Trade unions and NGOs seek just transition for tourism after covid

As vaccination campaigns offer the prospect of a return to business as usual for the tourism industry, there are signs of a push – especially in Mediterranean countries – to seize the opportunity to move towards a more sustainable model.

Energy

Renewables became EU’s top power source last year - study

Renewables became EU’s top power source last year - study

Suppressed electricity demand helped green sources edge past coal and gas for the first time last year to provide 38% of Europe’s electricity, but a study by Ember and Agora Energiewende shows wide variation from country to country.

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Politics & Law

Blog: Thoughts turn to air quality as Brussels locks down again, MEP campaign takes an unprecedented turn

Blog: Thoughts turn to air quality as Brussels locks down again, MEP campaign takes an unprecedented turn

With Europe entering a new period of covid restrictions, will we see a return to the clear skies of Lockdown 1.0? And what will it mean for the EU’s packed legislative schedule?

Transport

Blog: Trains, not planes and automobiles

Blog: Trains, not planes and automobiles

With the coronavirus pandemic resurging across Europe, and the threat of fresh lockdowns looming, what will it take to keep plans for the European Year of Rail in 2021 on track? Richard Weyndling investigates

Climate

Blog: New life or back to normal after the coronavirus crisis?

Blog: New life or back to normal after the coronavirus crisis?

Three months ago many countries entered a painful lockdown to limit the spread of novel coronavirus. The result of this situation has been a significant cut in air pollution and carbon emissions, but a recent study suggests they are already rebounding as constraints are lifted

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