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European Urban Resilience Forum

European Urban Resilience Forum

Since 2013, the European Urban Resilience Forum – organised by ICLEI Europe and the European Environment Agency – has offered a unique platform, where city representatives and stakeholders from various local and regional institutions come together to exchange and discuss strategies and actions to adapt to climate change and build …

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Wait… what's the European Central Bank and how can it help us rebuild for people, not polluters?

Wait... what's the European Central Bank and how can it help us rebuild for people, not polluters?

Right now the future of our economy is being shaped by the European Central Bank and its President, Christine Lagarde. We need to ensure that their emergency response to the Covid-19 crisis supports workers, families, public services and a real Green New Deal. They mustn’t prop up the fossil fuel …

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EU CAN DO IT , EU SHOULD DO IT Citizens at the European Parliament for a global response to covid19

EU CAN DO IT , EU SHOULD DO IT Citizens at the European Parliament for a global response to covid19

Today, on April 30th 2020, after efforts to have an urgency procedure activated, Virginia Fiume (Eumans coordinator) presented in front of the PETI Committee of the European Parliament the petition to the EP calling for a European response to the COVID19 social, economic and health crisis – #EuCanDoIt. The petition …

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Climate Change: Discussing the new European State of the Climate 2019 report with Copernicus experts

Climate Change: Discussing the new European State of the Climate 2019 report with Copernicus experts

The latest report on climate change in Europe in 2019 has just been published, and we’re discussing the content with Copernicus Climate Change Service scientists Carlo Buontempo and Freja Vamborg. The European State of the Climate report is an easy-to-read overview of the record heatwaves and extreme weather we experienced …

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Commission takes first step towards better NGO access to the European Court of Justice

Commission takes first step towards better NGO access to the European Court of Justice

On 6 March, the European Commission published a Roadmap proposing an amendment of the Aarhus Regulation. This great step follows a ClientEarth case before the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee and 11 years of campaigning. If not delayed by the current crisis, the Commission will likely submit its proposal to the …

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European Parliament declares symbolic 'climate emergency' ahead of UN climate summit

European Parliament declares symbolic 'climate emergency' ahead of UN climate summit

The European Union has declared a “climate emergency” in a symbolic vote that voices the need to take action against global warming at an upcoming climate summit. After a debate this week, the EU legislature voted on Thursday in favor of the declaration with 429 lawmakers for and 225 against. …

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Our skies are full of empty planes. European airlines have been running near-emp…

Our skies are full of empty planes. European airlines have been running near-emp...

Our skies are full of empty planes. European airlines have been running near-empty flights in order to retain valuable airport slots, drawing sharp criticism from climate activists as the coronavirus outbreak dramatically reduces passenger demand. A so-called “use-it-or-lose-it” rule, enshrined under EU law, states airlines must fly 80% of their …

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