Fossil gas subsidies within EU Just Transition Fund set to lock-in emissions

16 September 2020  The allowance for fossil gas subsidies within the EU’s Just Transition Fund will lock-in polluting emissions over the coming decades, a coalition...

EU Commission proposes a 55 per cent emissions reduction by 2030

16 September 2020  The European Commission has proposed increasing its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target to “at least” 55 per cent by 2030.  The announcement was...

UN: Only 6 out of 20 biodiversity targets “partially achieved”

15 September 2020  Only 6 out of 20 international biodiversity targets have been “‘partially achieved” over the past decade, a new UN report concludes.  The figure...

Wind and solar must double by 2030 to meet EU climate targets

15 September 2020  Wind and solar capacity must double over the next decade if the European Union is to meet its 2030 climate targets, a...

Affiliated Extinction Rebellion group call for a radical change to agriculture

14 September 2020  Members of an affiliated Extinction Rebellion group gathered outside the Department of Agriculture today and called for a radical change to Irish...

Over 300 scientists urge the EU to end overfishing

11 September 2020  Over 300 scientists have urged the EU Commissioner for the Environment, Ocean and Fisheries to end overfishing in response to the ongoing...

82 renewable energy projects given the green light

11 September 2020  82 renewable energy projects have been given the green light following the first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) auction.  Solar farms made up...

European Parliament Committee votes to significantly increase climate targets

10 September 2020  The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has voted in favour of significantly increasing the bloc’s 2030 climate target.  The members of the committee endorsed...

WWF: Two-thirds of wildlife have vanished since 1970

10 September 2020  Two-thirds of the world’s wildlife have disappeared over the past 36 years, according to the World Wildlife Fund.  The global organisation published the...

Mercosur agreement a “direct contradiction” to European Green Deal

9 September 2020  The proposed EU-Mercosur trade agreement is a “direct contradiction” to the goals of the European Green Deal, according to a new study.  The...

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