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Making sense of climate scenarios: Toolkit for decision-makers launched

(Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)) To make climate scenarios work for decision-makers, an international team of researchers developed a comprehensive interactive online platform. It is the first of its kind to provide the tools to use those scenarios — from climate impacts to mitigation and energy options — to a broader public beyond science.

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How Virginia Is Deluding Itself About Net-Zero Energy

A few days ago I had a post about how tightening “green” energy regulations in Europe are gradually strangling sectors like the automobile and chemical industries. The post was titled “Europe Is Firmly Committed To Economic Suicide.” Here in the…

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EU’s greenhouse gas emissions continue to fall as coal ditched

Greenhouse gas emissions in the EU continued their fall in 2018, the latest year for which comprehensive data is available, according to a new report from Europe’s environment watchdog. Emissions fell by 2.1% compared with 2017, to a level 23%…

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Bishops Tout EU ‘Green Deal’ As Recovery Plan For Pandemic

The Catholic bishops of the European Union (COMECE) have endorsed the European Green Deal as an “underpinning strategy” for a continent-wide plan of recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. “Ecological justice” must be at the core of Europe’s response to the…

Bishops Tout EU ‘Green Deal’ As Recovery Plan For Pandemic

The Catholic bishops of the European Union (COMECE) have endorsed the European Green Deal as an “underpinning strategy” for a continent-wide plan of recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. “Ecological justice” must be at the core of Europe’s response to the…

Towards a climate neutral Europe: The land sector is key

(CMCC Foundation – Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change) Land use choices can have a significant impact on climate change mitigation and help meet the increased ambition foreseen by the ‘European Green Deal’. It is time to step up efforts to quantify the land sector’s carbon emissions and removals. A study, which includes the CMCC Foundation’s participation, analyses the EU regulations in force on the subject, which to date still place limits on the contribution that the land use sector can make to achieving the Union’s climate objectives.

EU Recovery Fund Has Costly Green Strings Attached

The European Union’s proposed €750 billion ($829B) fund to help the bloc recover from the coronavirus crisis will have green strings attached, with 25% of all funding set aside for climate action, the European Commission has said. It’s now official:…

Policymakers Reluctant To Wreck Economies For Climate Goals

With the Covid-19 pandemic starting to recede, activists are again moaning that industrial emissions are destroying the climate. But having wrecked national economies once to fend off the virus, policymakers are proving reluctant to wreck them again for the climate…