Politics & Law

G7 summit: Leading democracies agree to ‘dramatically increase spending on nature’

The world’s richest countries agreed a ‘nature compact’ at the G7 summit over the weekend, committing them to “dramatically increasing investment in nature”.

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Carbon market participants revise CO2 price predictions upwards

The cost of CO2 pollution under the EU emissions trading system is expected to remain close to €50 a tonne until 2025, but a new survey suggests many participants are pessimistic about seeing a deal on a global market at the COP26 summit in November.

Energy

EU Council backs compromise on energy infrastructure reforms

EU energy ministers agreed their negotiating position on reforms to Trans-European Networks for Energy Regulation after a long debate on whether to support upgrading gas infrastructure to carry ‘blends’ of fossil and low-carbon gases.

Politics & Law

Member states endorse nature-based solutions to climate impacts

EU environment ministers have called to roll out nature-based solutions to adapt to climate change in conclusions adopted on Thursday endorsing the European Commission’s Adaptation Strategy.

Politics & Law

Warsaw to face legal challenge over climate inaction

Poland’s right-wing populist government could soon follow its Dutch, French and German counterparts in being forced to defend its record on greenhouse gas emissions in court, as five citizens claim inaction has jeopardised their livelihoods and affected their human rights.

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Commission joins Czech legal action against Polish coal mine

Pressure on Warsaw to abandon coal is mounting, with the European Commission joining the Czech Republic in a legal bid to force the Polish government to withdraw authorisation for a lignite mine near the border between the two countries.

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