Tag: climate change

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.

“Climate emergency has been declared, business as usual can’t continue” –...

Alternattiva Demokratika spokesperson on energy and climate change, Samuel Muscat talked about the urgent need for the government to move from words to action regarding climate change.

G20 agrees on final communique to climate change – sources

Finance officials from the world's 20 biggest economies (G20) meeting in Riyadh on Sunday reached agreement on the wording of a final communique that includes for the first time a reference to climate change, G20 diplomatic sources said.

Global warming causing ‘irreversible’ mass melting in Antarctica – scientist

The hottest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica of 18.3 degrees Celsius (64.94 degrees Fahrenheit) was taken at a research base there on Feb. 6. If hotter temperatures were to sustain they could cause an extreme global sea level rise.

U.S. Republicans propose to plant a trillion trees in fuel-friendly climate...

The bill was one of several elements of a broader proposal on climate change introduced by a half dozen House lawmakers on Wednesday.