Substantial progress has been made in advancing carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) around the world, but current trends still fall well short of what would be needed to meet global sustainable energy goals.
Today sees the launch of results from a pan-European poll on citizens’ opinions on home heating in the context of climate change, carried out by Savanta ComRes. The role of consumers in decarbonising the heating sector, highlighted in the results, is especially important as the new EU legislative cycle begins.
The IPCC report contains a wealth of new information about the risks of global warming, underlining that many of the physical impacts of climate change escalate in a non-linear fashion in relation to increases in global temperature. In other words, the impacts of 2.0 °C of warming are far worse than those of 1.5 °C.
Considering the impact on soil carbon, biodiversity and ecotoxicity is important when assessing the environmental footprint of dairy products, suggests a new study, which explored the impacts of organic and conventional milk production in three types of system established in Western Europe. The study found that organic milk production had a significantly lower impact on ecotoxicity and biodiversity than conventional milk production, and suggests that including soil carbon changes in the assessment would result in greater reductions in the carbon footprint of organic, rather than conventional, milk — in some cases by up to 18%.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) agreed to increase the climate ambition of its energy lending policy. This is a major step towards achieving the carbon neutrality targets of 2050 as supported by Eurogas.
Africa’s Great Green Wall is a symbol of hope in the face of one of the biggest challenges of our time – desertification and climate change. Its ambition is to restore 100 million hectares of currently degraded land that will help sequester 250 million tonnes of carbon and create 10 million green jobs in rural areas by 2030.
After the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Scotland, Belgium will be hosting the 2019 Hotspot. The program will offer you a unique opportunity to discover how the transition towards a circular economy is taking place in Belgium.
EU greenhouse gas emissions declined by 2% in 2018 and reached their lowest level since 1990. In 2018, emissions were 23% below the 1990 level, while the GDP had increased by 61%. Implementation will have to be accelerated significantly, the annual EU Climate Action Progress Report adopted today concludes, to reach 2030 targets and for the EU to become climate-neutral by 2050.