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Speech at the EP plenary “2014 UN Climate Change Conference Lima”    europa.eu

European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Speech 26 November 2014 Miguel Arias Cañete - Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Speech at the EP plenary [...]

Success Stories - How local action can boost Europe's flood resilience    europa.eu

Rail lines swept away by floods in south-west England earlier this year demonstrated that Europe's flood defences need to be strengthened. What is needed are more flood-resilient buildings and infras[...]

Motion for a resolution on the 2014 UN Climate Change Conference – COP 20 in Lima, Peru (1-12 December 2014) - B8-2014-0251    europa.eu

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION to wind up the debate on the statements by the Council and the Commission pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure on the 2014 UN Climate Change Conference - COP 20 i[...]

Conflicts of interests: revised EMA policy reflects more balanced approach    europa.eu

Experts to submit updated declarations of interests by end January 2015[...]

Cleaner, natural gas engines for ships    europa.eu

An EU-funded research project has developed a practicable natural-gas fuelling system for current diesel-powered ship engines. The breakthrough is good for the environment and people - while helping [...]

Success Stories - Climate change: learning from the past to safeguard the future    europa.eu

How much can we really predict about the impact of climate change on groups of animals, plants, and natural habitats? The EU-funded Ecochange project turned to fossil records to investigate how speci[...]

2030 climate targets should be increase for health protection    env-health.org

EU leaders recently endorsed the climate and energy targets for 2030. A binding EU target of an at least 40% will be insufficient to keep global warming in the 2 degree path or to achieve the EU obje[...]

Climate and Health Summit 2014    env-health.org

This year's Climate and Health Summit organised by the Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA), of which HEAL is a member takes place alongside the official UN International Climate negotiations (U[...]

New global WHO guidelines for indoor air quality: inefficiently burning solid fuels damages health and climate    who.int

WHO's new guidelines for indoor air quality on household-fuel combustion, published today, set for the first time emission targets to address the serious health risks from burning fuels. They also op[...]

Joint Statement by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy on the US-China climate announcement    europa.eu

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 12 November 2014 We welcome the announcement today by the Presidents of the United States and China on their respective post-2020 actions on climate change. [...]

Increasing energy efficiency in mobile networks    europa.eu

The European Union (EU)-funded project GreenNets has developed a sustainable software solution for mobile networks, cutting energy costs and reducing CO2 emissions.[...]

European Union: a Global Leader in Climate Action    europa.eu

Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] European Brussels, 11 November 2014 Miguel Arias Cañete - Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Speech before the ENVI committee of the European Pa[...]

Glial activation is associated with l-DOPA induced dyskinesia and blocked by a nitric oxide synthase inhibitor in a rat model of    epda.eu.com

Results suggest that the NOS inhibitor prevents dyskinesia at least in part via inhibition of glial cell activation and iNOS expression. Authors' observations indicate nitric oxide synthase inhibitor[...]

Dopamine midbrain neurons in health & Parkinson's: Emerging roles of voltage-gated calcium channels & ATP-sensitive potassium ch    epda.eu.com

In this review, authors focus on the emerging physiological and pathophysiological roles of these two ion channels (and their complex interplay with other ion channels), particularly in highly vulner[...]

Mapping a path to global agreement on limiting climate change    europa.eu

An EU-funded project has mapped the possible outcomes of upcoming global negotiations to curb greenhouse gas emissions-from success to failure. The project's work aims to help leaders achieve a new g[...]

Answering the call for climate change action.    europa.eu

An EU-funded project has developed cross-border research clusters, designed to help European countries combine their knowledge and resources to tap funding opportunities and better tackle climate cha[...]

Research Headlines - EU research shows need for action now on climate change    europa.eu

The EU-funded AMPERE project has analysed various projected scenarios on climate change and its effects on society and found that taking action sooner rather than later reduces the costs of mitigatio[...]

Contribution of EU-funded research to IPCC's 5th Assessment Report    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 31 October 2014 The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) is planning to publish its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) on 2 November 2014. It will provide a[...]

Seeing the bigger picture with climate change    europa.eu

Europe takes a leading role in combatting climate change, cutting its emissions and helping forge global consensus to address the problem. European action on this front includes research to learn mor[...]

EU gears up for 2030 with more emissions reductions    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 October 2014 The Commission, assisted by the European Environment Agency, today releases its annual Progress Report assessing the headway on climate act[...]

62nd Management Board meeting: EFSA Management Board re-elects chair, elects vice chairs, reflects on EFSA Strategy 2020    europa.eu

Published on: 62nd Management Board meeting: EFSA Management Board re-elects chair, elects vice chairs, reflects on EFSA Strategy 2020[...]

Green Climate Fund should exclude financing of fossil fuels    env-health.org

HEAL has signed on to a letter asking the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to exclude the financing of fossil fuels and other harmful energy projects or programs. A letter with the same request [...]

Austrian Doctors for the Environment (ISDE Austria): new work on climate and EMF    env-health.org

A team of 240 Austrian scientists has worked for 3 years to produce the first Austrian Assessment Report (AAR). This report follows the concept of the IPCC reports but focuses on climate change in Au[...]

Ten years at the helm of the European Commission: Some reflections on Europe    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission Chatham House London, 19 October 2014 Ladies and gentlemen, They say a week is a long time [...]

100 European cities sign up to action on climate change    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 Today marks a major milestone for the European Commission's Mayors Adapt initiative, with 100 European cities now committed to take action [...]

Extreme weather driving countries to adapt to climate change    europa.eu

Adapting to climate change has reached the political agenda in most European countries, according to the most comprehensive analysis of adaptation in Europe published to date. Extreme weather events [...]

Climate action: Reducing the carbon content of transport fuels    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 7 October 2014 The European Commission has adopted a proposal to implement existing obligations in the 2009 amendment of the Fuel Quality Directive. Articl[...]

Africa climate briefing - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Africa climate briefing[...]

Working towards more accurate forecasts of future climates    europa.eu

Climate modelling is fundamental to predicting, or estimating, future trends in our planetary environment. Yet it is a science based on observations, assumptions about likely effects, and with many p[...]

Demolish, re-use, recycle and rebuild    europa.eu

Some 380 million tonnes of construction and demolition waste are generated every year and most of it ends up in landfills. Re-using and recycling components and materials is good for the environment [...]

HEAL at UN Climate Summit    env-health.org

On 22 and 23 September, HEAL joined health groups, civil society and world leaders in New York for a landmark UN Climate Summit. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged governments to support an ambit[...]

Climate-forcing F-gases – new report published    europa.eu

Fluorinated gases (F-gases) are emitted into the atmosphere in relatively small quantities, but their effect on climate change is increasingly significant. These substances are very powerful greenhou[...]

Positive messages are vital - but not enough    env-health.org

Positive messages are vital - but not enough says HEAL's Génon K. Jensen. One of the consequences of climate change is the negative impact on the health of people. Jensen advocates to move away from [...]

Speech by President Barroso at the Climate Summit 2014    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission National Action and Ambition Announcements plenary United Nations, New York, 23 September 2[...]

Climate action co-benefits discussed at global summit in New York    who.int

Today in New York, the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is hosting a global UN Climate Summit. The Summit aims to bring together heads of state and government with leaders from busin[...]

Anthropology meets climate science in the Pacific    europa.eu

Europe is the second-biggest aid donor to the Pacific Island nations, but understanding of the islands themselves - their people and needs - has been limited in Europe. The EU-funded ECOPAS project i[...]

Maximising air quality data to better forecast climate change    europa.eu

Climate forecasts depend in particular on precise information - not only to estimate how living conditions on Earth may change, but also how humanity will have to adapt to these changes. A European U[...]

Europe successfully phasing out known ozone layer-harming chemicals    europa.eu

Chemicals which damage the ozone layer continue to be phased out in the European Union, according to the latest data from the European Environment Agency (EEA).[...]

EFSA consults on guidance to predict pesticide concentrations in soil    europa.eu

Published on: 10 July 2014 EFSA consults on guidance to predict pesticide concentrations in soil[...]

Environment: Commission takes Spain to Court over non-compliant landfills and high-speed rail link    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 July 2014 The European Commission is taking Spain to Court for two (unrelated) breaches of environment legislation. The first concerns poor waste manage[...]

Commission takes Portugal to Court over waste water treatment    europa.eu

European Press release Brussels, 10 July 2014 Commission The European Commission is taking Portugal to Court for its failure to ensure that waste water from small agglomerations is properly treated. [...]

Tackling air pollution, climate change and chemicals: European environmental priorities to protect health    who.int

Air pollution, climate change and chemicals pose key environmental risks to people's health that require political action in the European Region, according to members of the European Environment and [...]

Mapping greenhouse emissions to prevent climate change    europa.eu

EU-funded researchers have used advanced modelling and geo-spatial information to compile more accurate greenhouse gas inventories for Poland and Ukraine. The approach could substantially improve the[...]

Climate action: Commission uses polluters' revenues to fund clean energy projects across Europe    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 July 2014 The European Commission today awarded €1 billion funding to 19 projects to fight climate change under the second call of the so-called NER 300 [...]

EU Court of Auditors slams EU CAP wine promotion budget as waste of taxpayers money    epha.org

1 July, 2014 - A report published today by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) reveals that the need for an investment and promotion measures specific to the wine sector is not justified. The sector[...]

Video of a committee meeting - Monday, 7 July 2014 - 15:40 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

Length of video : 43' You may manually download this video in WMV (507Mb) format Disclaimer : The interpretation of debates serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic rec[...]

CORDIS Express: EU-research supports waste targets    europa.eu

Earlier this week, the Commission adopted new 2030 waste targets that aim to boost recycling and help drive Europe's transition towards a 'circular economy'. Under our current model, valuable materia[...]


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