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IPCC report highlights need for collective and significant action to keep warming below 2°C

14/04/2014

The latest report by the United Nations scientific panel on climate change shows that collective and significant global action is needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to keep global warming below 2°C. The report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says that the longer we wait, the more expensive and technologically challenging meeting this goal will be.

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IPCC report on climate impacts: "It's time to get serious"

31/03/2014

The United Nations scientific panel on climate change today presented its latest report on the impacts of climate change, society's vulnerability to them, and the capacity and limits to adapt to the changing climate. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report finds clear evidence that climate change is already having substantial and widespread impacts today but says strong and urgent action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions can reduce the risk of such impacts in the future.

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Commission joins forces with European cities to promote urban adaptation to climate change

19/03/2014

The European Commission today launched Mayors Adapt, a new initiative it has set up to inspire cities to take action to adapt to climate change.

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Commission welcomes Parliament vote on fluorinated gases

12/03/2014

The European Commission welcomes the European Parliament's endorsement today of an agreement reached between the EU institutions on the Commission's proposal to significantly reduce emissions of fluorinated gases.

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EU Barometer on Climate

Turn to climate action for a job-rich economic recovery, Europeans say

03/03/2014

Four out of five people in the European Union recognise that fighting climate change and using energy more efficiently can boost the economy and employment, according to a special Eurobarometer opinion poll on climate change published today. This is slightly higher than in the last poll, in 2011, when 78% agreed.

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"Ende gut, alles gut": Commissioner Hedegaard welcomes agreement on car emissions target

25/02/2014

The European Commission welcomes the European Parliament's endorsement today of the new target for CO2 emissions from cars. The target of 95g CO2/km in 2021 will further reduce road transport emissions and make a substantial contribution to meeting the EU objective of cutting greenhouse gas emissions beyond 2020, as set out in the Commission's recent proposal for 2030 targets.

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2030 Framework for Climate & Energy

2030 climate and energy goals for a competitive, secure and low-carbon EU economy

22/01/2014

A reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% below the 1990 level, an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27%, renewed ambitions for energy efficiency policies, a new governance system and a set of new indicators to ensure a competitive and secure energy system. These are the pillars of the new EU framework on climate and energy for 2030 presented today by the European Commission.

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Climate solutions are all around

20/12/2013

Imagine the possibility to heat public spaces using clean energy sourced from the movement of people passing by. And imagine household lifts operating on solar power, food produced with minimal water or energy resources and technology allowing you to check the environmental impact of your shopping basket…

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Council endorses agreement on Commission's proposal to limit F-gases

20/12/2013

The Council's Committee of Permanent Representatives endorsed on 18 December an agreement reached between the institutions on the Commission's proposal to significantly reduce emissions of fluorinated gases (F-gases) including the so-called HFCs.

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Commission asks six Member States to transpose CCS Directive, closes cases against 10 others

21/11/2013

The European Commission has requested Austria, Cyprus, Hungary, Ireland, Sweden and Slovenia to adopt the necessary measures to fully transpose the EU Directive on the geological storage of CO2 into their national law.

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