Half of Europeans see climate change as top global threat - survey

The impacts of climate change are the EU’s ‘main global challenge’, according to half the respondents to a survey that found strong support for slashing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Commission urged to bridge funding gap for ‘green’ space missions

At the annual European Space Conference in Brussels, lawmakers debated the solutions for a “glaring” €750m funding gap for climate and biodiversity monitoring tools as part of the Copernicus programme.


Utilities’ coal strategies ‘not aligned’ with net zero

Many electricity producers in Europe have committed to achieving climate neutrality by mid-century, but only nine out of 21 big coal users have committed to stop using the fossil fuel by 2030, a new report suggests.


Industry and green groups clash over draft ETS reforms

Free emissions allowances, export competitiveness and rebasing were among the controversial topics discussed in a roundtable on Friday on plans to reform the emissions trading system.


IEA warns of coal resurgence as economy rebounds

As the global economy recovered from Covid-19 lockdowns, coal power reached unprecedented levels in 2021, leading to an all-time high in the sector’s CO2 emissions, the International Energy Agency has warned.


Proposed carbon price for shipping weakened by ‘arbitrary loopholes’

Roughly half of the ships operating in Europe might avoid paying for their greenhouse gas emissions under a planned extension of the EU emissions trading system to the maritime sector, the campaign group Transport & Environment argues in a new report.

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