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26th Oct 2021

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Global temperatures set to rise 1.5 degrees by 2034

In February 2021, global warming rose approximately 1.19 Celsius above pre-industrial levels, according to the Copernicus Climate Change Service. Experts estimate that the 1.5 degree increase limit set in the 2015 Paris Agreement will be reached in 2034 if warming continues on the past 30-year trajectory. The signatories to the Paris Agreement represent around 79 percent of global emissions.

 

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How to break the political deadlock on migration

We propose a mandatory solidarity mechanism that allows for flexible options. Every member state will have to contribute in one way or another - through either relocation, return sponsorship or capacity-building measures, writes EPP rapporteur Tomas Tobé MEP.

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Hedegaard on the hazards of stalling climate action

In 2009 Connie Hedegaard presided over the Copenhagen climate conference that ended in rancour - and left Europe on the sidelines. Hedegaard went on to become the first European commissioner for climate action.

No place for Polish 'war' rhetoric, Commission says

The EU Commission says war rhetoric has no place between member states, following an interview by Poland's prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who warned the Brussels executive not to "start the third world war" by withholding EU funds.

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