eceee news index

November 2020

Rein in advertising to help tackle climate crisis, report urges

New Zealand's Ardern set to declare climate emergency

Beer maker backs India solar desalination plant to boost water, jobs for women

EU Commission backs global hydrogen market with euro as its key currency

Brussels approves German hard coal exit tender

EU needs mandatory targets and means to save energy

Greece to spend big part of EU recovery funds on green, digital projects

EU says it could be self-sufficient in electric vehicle batteries by 2025

EU ombudsman criticises BlackRock contract

EU green finance rules at risk of deviating from science

EU drafts deal to upgrade 2030 climate change target next month

Climate-busting plane pollution revealed by new EU study

Waste not, want not: Dutch students build electric car from recycled material

UK aid budget cuts undermine trust ahead of Cop26 summit, experts warn

Pacific nations lead on climate. We must now do the same for nature

Spain offers $89 mln green energy aid to Balearic, Canary islands

Steelmakers call for ‘Green Deal’ to counter Chinese dumping

G20 stimulus plans favouring fossil fuels

John Kerry named as Joe Biden's special climate envoy

Climate crisis: CO2 hits new record despite Covid-19 lockdowns

EU, UN-led pact commits oil and gas firms to tackle methane emissions

Solar energy on track to power London rail link by 2022

Pipe dreams leave U.S. energy firms caught in climate trap

Not just emissions: why a green recovery from Covid-19 means more jobs

European governments failing to protect citizens from air pollution, data reveals

Covid-19: Can Asean make sustainable recovery a reality?

UN shipping body approves Arctic heavy fuel oil ‘ban’, delayed for a decade

Billionaire UK investor aims to force hundreds of companies to act on climate

Canada sets out to enshrine 2050 net zero emissions goal in law

French court gives government three months to prove effective climate policy

China seeks green cooperation with EU in post-pandemic recovery

'First line of defense': Covid-19 prompts rethink in role of buildings

U.N. chief presses EU to set tougher climate change target

Emissions from industry, farms and forests endanger Paris climate goals

Back to School: How to create COVID-safe and sustainable learning environments

Under-investment threatens to delay clean energy for poor 'by decades'

Africa shrugs off net-zero emissions push without finance to follow

Hydrogen produced from nuclear will be considered ‘low-carbon’, EU official says

Greening China’s overseas energy projects

FACTBOX - Fossil fuel-based vehicle bans across the world

European Green Deal needs to deliver on global challenges

G20 countries projected to miss 1.5°C Paris target by wide margin: report

Bolsonaro’s attack on the Amazon breaches Brazil’s constitution, climate lawyers argue

France’s ambitious offshore strategy faces obstacles

Report: Biden could slash carbon pollution, energy costs with efficiency standards

Boris Johnson sets out 10-point plan to get UK on track for net zero

EU aims for ‘massive change of scale’ on tidal, wave energy

EU eyes tax as tool in climate change fight

Russia resists tougher climate targets in dash for Arctic gas

Green spaces keep hearts healthy and save lives

Investors tell European firms to reveal 'missing' climate costs in their accounts

Low-traffic schemes benefit everyone, not just better-off, finds study

Firms agree Scotland to England renewable energy 'superhighway'

Bank of England needs more powers to decarbonise economy, say experts

EU Commission aims to tackle greenwashing in new consumer agenda

EU countries urged to support ‘green recovery’ across the globe

'I got it wrong. Since the changes it's become more vibrant': life in an LTN

Finance: becoming green while in the red

LEAK: EU aims for 25-fold growth in offshore wind by 2050

UK to ban sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030 - FT

Biden wants to be the climate president. He’ll need some help from Xi Jinping.

EU urged to strengthen ETS to reach 2030 climate goals

Transport energy use in EU increases while industrial energy consumption decreases – report

LEAK: Only zero-emission cars will win EU green investment label

Financing for global goals under threat just when most needed, says OECD head

Greek island ditches fossil fuel cars to go green

The 2030 Climate Target Plan: What will it take to reach the target?

Public banks urged to share funding fairly, as climate batters poor farmers

Development banks make landmark climate pledge, but no fossil fuel phase out

Renewable energy defies Covid-19 to hit record growth in 2020

EIB approves €1 trillion green investment plan to become ‘climate bank’

Almost half of thermal coal firms set to defy climate pledge – report

Macron hails chance to "make our planet great again" after Biden win

It’s time for recovery finance to step up

Why India should keep coal out of its infrastructure story

UK looks to Cop26 climate summit to fix awkward relationship with Biden

People plan to drive more post-Covid, climate poll shows

Do you have an idea to make buildings part of the fight against climate change?

EU lawmakers set to open door for recovery funds to support fossil gas

S.African investors exit local coal project on climate concerns

Energy-efficient building renovation: a Franco-German challenge

Scientists’ oath pledges full climate crisis facts

Hydrogen: where is low-carbon fuel most useful for decarbonisation?

‘Hypocrites and greenwash’: Greta Thunberg blasts leaders over climate crisis

Europeans express relief, hope for climate cooperation after Biden win

UK climate champion: Oil majors can join the ‘race to zero’ – if they align with 1.5C

World is running out of time on climate, experts warn

As virus delays climate summit, youth 'Mock COP' takes (virtual) floor

Europe ready to restart transatlantic climate dialogue after Trump ‘parenthesis’

EU seeks to phase out planet-warming refrigerants

9 Things the Biden Administration Could Do Quickly on the Environment

Biden’s election offers opportunity to cut energy emissions and fight climate change

Energy-efficient building renovation: a Franco-German challenge

BPIE report maps path forward for the European Renovation Wave

Untapping multiple benefits to speed up renovation wave

Building logbooks, financing and comfort most relevant features for new building certificates: five-country survey

5 ways climate issues played out in the US election

Debt-for-climate swaps can help developing countries make a green recovery

'Liquid window' harnesses light and heat to save energy in buildings

EXCLUSIVE-European Development Finance group to exit fossil fuel investments by 2030

Victoria plans 300MW Tesla battery to help stabilise grid as renewables increase

Emissions from energy sector likely to rebound from COVID-19, Capgemini warns

EU bank mulls ban on cash for airport expansions

Cambodia chooses coal in rush for power

EXPERT VIEWS: US exit from Paris deal a blow - but drive for climate action rolls on

U.S. formally exits global climate pact amid election uncertainty

Global investor group urges United States to rejoin Paris climate accord

Green EU funding is decided, now it must be spent wisely, says energy commissione

Hydrogen homes is a terrible idea

Australian pension fund settles landmark climate lawsuit

Mapped: How climate change disproportionately affects women’s health

EU set to deny gas power plants a green investment label

On the horizon: the end of oil and the beginnings of a low-carbon planet

Lack of climate action over 50 years will cost Australian economy $3.4tn and 880,000 jobs – report

Russia rules out cutting fossil fuel production in next few decades

UK's bid to power every home via offshore windfarms by 2030 at risk

October 2020

Use COVID-19 to build back better, cities told

Can solar fridges helping vaccinate African children work for COVID-19?

Green recovery led by industry or government – America’s choice between two future

Commission readies implementation of sustainable finance

Asian net zero wave leaves Australia’s Scott Morrison isolated

Report: Electrifying heating in existing commercial buildings could cut their emissions 44%

Electric car sales set to treble, but there’s a risk of growth fizzling without tougher targets

Fighting climate change with bamboo

2020 likely to be one of warmest years on record despite La Niña

Africa’s resistance grows as climate crisis worsens

Petronas is Asia's first oil company to set net zero target

UK negotiator: Countries must resolve carbon market dispute to step up ambition

Will China’s carbon-neutrality pledge green BRI investments?

Philippines announces moratorium on new coal power

Asia's aspiring 'green-collar' workers hope for jobs in COVID recovery

EU tries to stop fossil fuel companies suing states over climate action

South Korea mirrors European Green Deal with net-zero pledge for 2050

EU can reduce 2030 emissions by 60 percent - German environment agency

Swiss seniors sue government over climate change at European court

Norway’s green hydrogen ship granted €8m in EU funding

BP leads energy companies preparing two major UK carbon capture projects

This is the moment to renovate your buildings, EU tells member states

Western US and Southeast Asia face rising dust risk

Japan's net zero by 2050 pledge another warning to Australia on fossil fuels, analysts say

Climate change poses growing threats to vulnerable Africa, UN says

Arizona regulators poised to expand efficiency targets in clean energy rules

Campaign urges Governments at next year’s COP to back compulsory climate education and literacy

Brussels ‘won’t stand in the way’ of new nuclear plants, says EU climate chief

Climate at a crossroads as Trump and Biden point in different directions

Caught by deluges and droughts, India's cities look to become climate smarter

Not just small talk for Hungarian solar pavements

Delivering a net-zero economy

Climate activists abseil from bridges, halt Frankfurt rush-hour traffic

Indigenous rights undermined for hydropower in northern Indian state

Energy Department’s Dishwasher Rule Finds Nothing to Fix

Europe needs a system change to meet Green Deal, says EU chief

EU bank urged to put brakes on Germany’s motorway millions

Poland to seek EU approval for state aid to build nuclear plant

World Bank branch indirectly backs coal megaproject despite green pledge

Alarm as Arctic sea ice not yet freezing at latest date on record

Electric cars 'as cheap to manufacture' as regular models by 2024

Ahead of U.S. election, Europe eyes an ally in climate change fight

Aggressive push to 100% renewable energy could save Americans billions – study

EU says fossil fuel subsidies undermine its climate ambitions

Official: EU taking first steps to bring forestry into carbon market

Japan to pledge to cut emissions to zero by 2050 - Nikkei

Rooftop solar and Covid shutdown lead to record lows in Australian electricity use

Will the Renovation Wave benefit the energy poor?

Peru and Switzerland sign ‘world first’ carbon offset deal under Paris Agreement

Coronavirus poses threat to climate-change campaigns – David Attenborough

Poland’s largest utility announces pivot from coal to renewables

Climate finance driving poor countries deeper into debt, says Oxfam

Big oil's answer to melting Arctic: cooling the ground so it can keep drilling

Let scientists guide us in the fight against climate change

China hits out at US climate record, in pointed message ahead of election

New Zealanders vote for climate ambition of Jacinda Ardern and Greens

Make climate risk reports mandatory for 480 FTSE firms, say investors

Researchers unveil roadmap for a carbon neutral China by 2060

High stakes for Earth’s climate future in US vote

Bank of England says company disclosures on climate risks will be mandatory

IEA: World makes haste too slowly on cutting energy use

EU funds drive rethink in East Europe on climate, says Timmermans

Bulgaria calls for EU help to phase out coal

EU leaders to decide tougher climate goal in December

Amy Coney Barrett refuses to tell Kamala Harris if she thinks climate change is happening

'Solastalgia': Arctic inhabitants overwhelmed by new form of climate grief

Offshore wind takes off in China

EU launches ‘renovation wave’ for greener, more stylish buildings

Czechs drop opposition to 2030 climate goal ahead of EU summit

Ballooning debt cripples poor countries’ hopes of green recovery from Covid

Global CO2 emissions show biggest ever drop in first half of 2020

Fossil fuels are rapidly losing favour with investors

Tenth of pandemic stimulus spend could help world reach climate goals – study

Queensland transition to renewables would generate almost 10,000 jobs, analysis shows

World Bank and IMF must spearhead a green and inclusive recovery

Microsoft in deal with Equinor for Norway CO2 storage project

Brazilian spies intimidated government’s own delegates at climate talks

EU Commission paves way for regulating methane emissions in 2021

Electric trucks, green hydrogen ‘ripe for investment’ by EU recovery fund

IEA outlines how world can reach net zero emissions by 2050

Polish children exposed to four times more pollution than French, study finds

'Uninhabitable hell': Climate change and disease threaten millions, UN warns

Celebrities lead global call to act on climate crisis

A Biden victory could spur global climate action, but the US has much to prove

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