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Jonas Ekblom

Europe must do more to protect its rivers and lakes: scientists

06 Dec 2019

BRUSSELS More than 5,500 scientists have signed an open letter saying that Europe is facing a severe threat to its freshwater biodiversity and must do more to protect its rivers and lakes.

Major European investors urge EU to enshrine climate goal in law

06 Dec 2019

BRUSSELS European investors representing over six trillion euros in assets are calling on European Union governments to speed up efforts to enshrine the EU's 2050 climate neutrality goal in law.

Green bonds set for shake up as EU agrees rules for sustainable financial products

05 Dec 2019

BRUSSELS The $200 billion green bond market is set for a shake up after the European Union on Thursday reached a deal on a new set of rules governing which financial products can be called "green" and "sustainable".

EU reaches deal on classifying green financial products

05 Dec 2019

BRUSSELS, Dec 5 The European Union has reached a deal on classification rules on financial products to define what instruments can be defined as "green" and "sustainable", an EU lawmaker has said.

REFILE-EU finance ministers back energy tax reform, single out aviation

05 Dec 2019

BRUSSELS, Dec 5 European Union finance ministers agreed on Thursday to support reform of the bloc's energy taxation system, including a possible change in how the aviation sector is taxed, a step that could end tax waivers for air and sea transport.

EU finance ministers back energy tax reform, singles out aviation

05 Dec 2019

BRUSSELS European Union finance ministers agreed on Thursday to support reform of the bloc's energy taxation system, including a possible change in how the aviation sector is taxed, a step that could end tax waivers for air and sea transport.

Without urgent action, yearly extreme heat waves await Europeans

04 Dec 2019

BRUSSELS Europe faces the prospect of severe heat waves every year and a halving of some of its harvests in the future unless rapid action is taken against climate change, a study said.

World has not done enough over Khashoggi killing: U.N. investigator

03 Dec 2019

BRUSSELS The world has not done enough to ensure justice is done over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a special U.N. investigator said on Tuesday.

European Parliament declares symbolic 'climate emergency' ahead of summit

28 Nov 2019

BRUSSELS European Union lawmakers declared a "climate emergency" on Thursday in a symbolic vote that heightens pressure for action against global warming at an upcoming summit.

High-level advisory group recommends EU push for global carbon pricing

28 Nov 2019

(This Nov. 26 story has been corrected to remove reference to civil society groups in paragraph 3 as they were consulted but did not write the report)

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