Covid-19: Germany’s Schulze calls for climate-friendly stimulus

The German environment minister has said any programme to recover from the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic must contribute to reaching carbon neutrality, as industry heavyweights continue to... Read more

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EU Commission: Covid-19 increases urgency of spending on green transition

The coronavirus crisis ‘clearly increases pressure on public authorities’ to allocate funding wisely and direct Europe's recovery towards ‘future proof solutions’, the European Commission said on Monday after president Ursula von der Leyen called for ‘smart and sustainable’ investment


Covid-19: Call for airline bailouts to be conditional on climate action

Public bailouts of airlines threatened by the Covid-19 economic shutdown must be conditional on a reduction in air travel and the industry aligning with the Paris Climate Agreement to keep global heating below 1.5C, a global coalition of 250 environmental and social justice groups has said


COP26 postponed as Covid-19 crisis deepens

UN and British government officials have decided to postpone crucial UN climate talks due to be held in Glasgow in November because of the ‘ongoing, worldwide effects of Covid-19’, they announced late on Wednesday


Postponed UN summit ‘no reason to delay’ EU climate action

The postponement of the crucial COP26 climate talks, while largely seen as inevitable, has provoked concern in Brussels, with campaigners and lawmakers urging the EU to continue work on the European Green Deal


Warning against EU ‘double subsidy’ for heavy polluters

Campaigners have warned the EU risks giving a double subsidy to Europe’s biggest carbon emitters if it bows to industry pressure to maintain free emissions trading system allowances alongside a proposed levy on imports from countries with lower carbon prices

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