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Four key climate change indicators break records in 2021

​Four key climate change indicators – greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean heat and ocean acidification – set new records in 2021. This is yet another clear sign that human activities are causing planetary scale changes on land, in the ocean, and in the atmosphere, with harmful and long-lasting ramifications for sustainable development and ecosystems, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).​ ​Extreme weather...

MEPs adopt their position on key EU draft laws to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 % by 2030 and to protect jobs and citizens.​

​On Tuesday 17 may, the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety adopted five reports of the “Fit for 55 in 2030 package”. This is the EU’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels and have net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (climate neutrality) by 2050 in line with the European Climate Law.​In a...

Portable electronic devices should all include USB Type-C port for charging ...

​On Wednesday 20 april 2022, the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee of the EP adopted its position on the revised Radio Equipment Directive with 43 votes in favour (2 against).MEPs support a common charger for portable electronic devices, reducing e-waste and making the use of different mobile phones, tablets and digital cameras more convenient. MEPs also want harmonisation for wireless charging.> Fewer redundant cables...

Discover the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report on climate change

Through its assessments, the IPCC determines the state of knowledge on climate change. It identifies where there is agreement in the scientific community on topics related to climate change, and where further research is needed. The reports are drafted and reviewed in several stages, thus guaranteeing objectivity and transparency. The IPCC does not conduct its own research. IPCC reports are neutral, policy-relevant but not...

Join Accountancy Europe’s Green Recovery Counts online event.

27 January 2022 - Save the date to join Accountancy Europe's Green Recovery Counts online event. The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the strong interconnection between economic, environmental, and social issues. Building a sustainable economic environment should remain on top of the worldwide policy agendas. We’ll debate the legislative framework for a fair, green and digital recovery exploring topics such as:SMEs’ resilience and sustainable transitioncorporate governance...

« Future oil supply : What are the risks for Europe ? » : The Shift Project's new report on peak oil

The Shift Project publishes this Thursday, May 27, 2021, a deep-dive study on the potential risks weighing on Europe’s oil supplies – a question that has remained remarkably absent from the EU’s energy and climate policy while it is about to present a set of measures to reach its objective of 55% reduction in GHG by 2030. Download the summary of the report (30p.) ...