Tag: climate change
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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".
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.
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.