UN welcomes EU climate deal

24.10.14 @ 16:58

The climate agreement “opens the door to greater ambition by all countries”, the head of UN body on climate change said.

Highlights

EU leaders reach 2030 deal on climate and energy

24.10.14 @ 03:59

EU leaders have agreed to cut greenhouse emissions by 40 percent by 2030, but poorer states won concessions, while green NGOs voiced dismay.

EU leaders gear up for heated climate summit

23.10.14 @ 09:29

EU leaders are meeting in Brussels for what are expected to be tough negotiations on climate targets. The economy and Ebola will also be discussed.

Dutch goals for renewable energy criticised as unrealistic

06.10.14 @ 09:28

The feasibility of a Dutch energy agreement - heralded as “an important step towards a cleaner future” - has been thrown into question a year after it was signed.

EU leaders mull climate u-turn if international talks fail

23.10.14 @ 21:41

The 2030 climate and energy targets which EU leaders are trying to agree at a Brussels summit on Thursday will not be set in stone.

Debate on nuclear energy rekindles in parts of Europe

13.10.14 @ 09:24

EU countries are going their own way on nuclear energy, amid a renewed debate on the security and environmental risks of the technology.

Eastern countries oppose EU climate goals

02.10.14 @ 09:31

Six Central and Eastern European member states are opposing binding climate targets for the EU.

World leaders pledge to tackle climate change

24.09.14 @ 09:27

World leaders on Tuesday pledged to step up efforts to fight climate change in the run-up to a global climate agreement in Paris at end of next year.

EU ministers agree rules allowing choice on GM crops

12.06.14 @ 18:05

A political agreement on genetically modified (GM) crops by EU environment ministers in Luxembourg has sparked protest from both pro-green NGOs and biotech companies.

Alarm over EU proposal to cut loose renewable energy firms

09.04.14 @ 19:59

New proposals to phase out subsidies for renewable energy producers have met with accusations of a "corporate capture" of EU policymaking.

EU commissioner clashes with Germany on energy subsidies

18.02.14 @ 09:29

Germany is on collision course with the EU commission over subsidies to energy-intensive industries, which Brussels says run counter to EU goals on greener sources.

EU proposes new waste and recycling targets

03.07.14 @ 09:28

The European Commission on Wednesday laid out new targets to boost recycling and curb waste throughout the Union.

EU to change resource-wasting economic model

28.04.14 @ 09:20

The European Commission is working on policy solutions it says are needed to better address the consequences of a rising population, excessive consumption, and dwindling resources.

EU bans fish imports from Belize, Cambodia, and Guinea

24.03.14 @ 18:48

Belize, Cambodia, and Guinea are banned from selling fish to the EU.

EU ditches plan to regulate on shale gas

22.01.14 @ 17:35

The EU commission has backed away from regulating shale gas extraction, leaving national governments in charge on the controversial practice.