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COP25: Connecting the dots on climate finance

By Claire Stam

As negotiators in Madrid are trying to break the impasse on global climate finance governance, tectonic shifts in the real economy are signaling changing tides for the oil & gas industry. Far from being separate adjustments, these changes are part of a one, large movement where Europe is at the fore-front. MEP Bas Eickhout explained to EURACTIV why.

IATA official: Incentives needed for green alternatives to kerosene

By Gerardo Fortuna, Sarantis Michalopoulos

Alternative fuels are the long-term solution to reduce emissions from aviation, but incentives are needed to scale them up, an official from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) told EURACTIV.com.

US economist Rifkin: β€˜Budgetary rules should not apply to green investments’

By Aline Robert

While visiting Paris, American economist Jeremy Rifkin talked to EURACTIV France about his hopes for the new European Commission's Green Deal, while calling for a climate narrative that inspires real change across society.

Park It, Trucks: Here Come New York’s Cargo Bikes

By Winnie Hu and Matthew Haag

New York will allow Amazon, DHL and UPS to park cargo bikes in commercial loading zones as a way to get some trucks off the city’s gridlocked streets.

Green finance sector expected to discuss issue of climate justice at COP25

By Aline Robert

Just before the COP25, which will take place in Madrid from 2-13 December, France's leading financial institutions discussed the issue of climate justice and corporate social responsibility at the Climate Finance Day, which took place in Paris on 29 November. EURACTIV France reports.

Commission official: EU should re-examine renewable energy rules

By Sarantis Michalopoulos

The recently updated Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) has drawn much criticism and it would be good for the European Commission to look at it again, a high-ranking official in the EU executive has admitted.

EU urges end to Iran protest violence

By Georgi Gotev

The European Union on Thursday (21 November) called on Iran to show "maximum restraint" in handling protests that have rocked the country, leaving several people dead, and urged an end to violence.

Could New York City Eliminate Free Street Parking?

By James Barron

Car culture has already been changed by bike and bus lanes. A transportation panel in Manhattan has floated the idea of eliminating free street parking entirely.

Could New York City Eliminate Free Street Parking?

By James Barron

Car culture has already been changed by bike and bus lanes. A transportation panel in Manhattan has floated the idea of eliminating free street parking entirely.

California to Stop Buying From Automakers That Backed Trump on Emissions

By Coral Davenport

California, hitting back at automakers that sided with President Trump, will not buy from manufacturers that do not recognize its authority to set emissions standards.

MEP: Clean technology mix needed to decarbonise transport

By Sarantis Michalopoulos

Decarbonising transport is an enormous challenge and there will be a need to deploy a mix of clean technologies to accelerate the transition to a sustainable system, MEP Seán Kelly told EURACTIV.com.

Financing the energy transition: Where’s the money?

By Sam Morgan

Incoming Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s pledge to turn Europe into “the world’s first climate-neutral continent” means efforts to green the economy are set to go into overdrive. But where will the necessary funds come from to back the...

Germany to sit out decisive EIB vote amid fossil fuel row

By Sam Morgan

Germany is preparing to abstain from a vote on the European Investment Bank’s (EIB) future energy lending policy on Thursday (14 November). Internal government disputes continue to scuttle attempts to form a common position on scrapping fossil fuel funding.

Worried by climate change, EU moves to end fossil fuel funding

By admin

The European Union should phase out its funding of oil, gas and coal projects, EU finance ministers said in a joint statement on Friday (8 November), in a move that could mark a major shift in the bloc's efforts to combat climate change.

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