Tag: climate change

Malta committed to reaching carbon neutrality ‘in a just way’

Malta reaffirmed its commitment to reaching carbon neutrality by 2050 as the EU’s environment ministers met in Luxembourg, but Environment Minister Aaron Farrugia insisted that it should do so “in a just way” that did not hinder its competitiveness.

MEPs confirm support for 60% reduction in emissions

Parliament must agree the final law with the EU’s 27 member countries, only a few of whom have said they would support a 60% emissions-cutting target.

European Commission ups emissions reduction target

The European Commission has presented a plan which seeks to reduce the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels, in a bid to reach climate neutrality by 2050.

With heatwaves set to increase, European cities seek urban planning solutions

If present climate change trends persist, heatwaves are set to be a more frequent phenomenon the world over, putting even more vulnerable people at risk.

The potential impact of climate change on monetary policy

The NGFS, launched at the Paris One Planet Summit on the 12th December 2017, is a group of Central Banks and Supervisors willing, on a voluntary basis, to share best practices and contribute to the development of environment and climate risk management in the financial sector and to mobilize mainstream finance to support the transition toward a sustainable economy.

EU becoming safer, better-off and healthier – but less gender-equal

Crime, violence, poverty, ill health and air pollution have all declined in the European Union over the last five years - but gender inequality has worsened and efforts to fight climate change have achieved little.

Time to choose way forward, Thunberg says on Earth Day

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg joined calls for a combined effort to tackle coronavirus and the climate crisis, saying the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday was the time to choose a "new way forward".

“Nature does not bargain” – Thunberg to MEPs

Addressing MEPs, Thunberg insists: “In November 2019, you said that climate change was an existential threat. Now you must prove that you mean it.”

Environment groups say EU’s planned climate law means a lost decade

Environmental groups said on Monday that a decade could be lost in Brussels' plan to combat change because its planned "climate law", which could tighten emission targets for member states every five years, would not kick in until 2030.

MDA urges Energy Minister to increase green energy solutions

The need of new and better grant schemes for the installation of PV panels, particularly through the use of EU funds, to encourage residents depend less on fossil fuel energy was raised during a meeting between the Renewable Energy Section (RES) of the Malta Developers Association (MDA) and Energy Minister Michael Farrugia.