From the perspective of ‘Climate Policy for Europe’, the year 2013 can only be referred to as disastrous: the extreme flood events in early summer and the hurricane fronts in December are ingrained in our memories. Climate change set in a long time ago and has now come to hit also the western industrialised countries.
In this second videoclip in the series "Naturefriends argue that..." the topic addressed is “climate-friendly travel”; it describes the impact of different means of transport on the climate and points out alternatives to plane trips.
Green 10 Letter on State of the European Union after Brexit
Today, the ten leading environmental NGOs active at EU level sent an open letter to President Juncker, President Schulz, President Tusk, and Prime Minister Rutte to express their consternation at the Brexit votum.
International Conference on Climate Change in Paris
The 21st UN Conference on Climate Change will take place in Paris from 30 November to 11 December 2015. This conference will be of great importance, as a new international climate protection agreement is to be adopted to succeed the Kyoto Protocol.
There is an urgent need for such an agreement. In its report in 2014, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that current efforts will not be sufficient to achieve the "two-degree target", i.e., limiting global warming to no more than 2°C. The consequences of climate change are already disastrous; throughout the world, millions of people already suffer from droughts, storms or inundations.
Danube Delta: European Commission urges Romania to comply with EU nature protection legislation
The European Commission has started an infringement procedure against Romania concerning inadequate nature protection in Sulina in the Danube Delta, one of Europe's most important wetland areas and part of the Natura 2000 network.