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Only 5.3% of the EU’s Total Passenger Car Fleet is Powered by Alternative Fuel
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Only 5.3% of the EU’s Total Passenger Car Fleet is Powered by Alternative Fuel

Transportation is one of the major sectors that contribute to climate change, as it accounts for 25% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions, making it a necessary area to regulate in order for the EU to reach its 2030 and 2050 emissions goals. Lessening emissions of passenger cars in particular will be pivotal, and both...

EU Climate Change Adaptation Efforts are Pivotal in Lessening Social and Economic Losses
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EU Climate Change Adaptation Efforts are Pivotal in Lessening Social and Economic Losses

The consequences that climate change is expected to have on EU countries between now and 2050 are grim. While the impact of climate change is predicted to vary among regions and between seasons, the European Commission, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and other institutions posit that no country in the EU will be...

European Council Agrees on Legislative Proposals for EU “Fit for 55” Package: Promising or Still Not Ambitious Enough?
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European Council Agrees on Legislative Proposals for EU “Fit for 55” Package: Promising or Still Not Ambitious Enough?

On June 29, 2022, the European Council came together to discuss the EU’s “Fit for 55” package, which is a set of climate and energy legislation proposed by the European Commission that has the purpose of providing a concrete pathway for the EU to reach its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 55% when...

64% of European Union Youth Have Recently Taken Direct Action to Fight Climate Change
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64% of European Union Youth Have Recently Taken Direct Action to Fight Climate Change

Between #FridaysForFuture and other distinct calls across the EU for climate action, the youth of the EU have demonstrated that they are willing to be agents of change. The youth climate movement in the EU is one of the reasons that the European Green Deal was made a priority in the EU’s 2019-2024 Political Guidelines...

European Union: Climate Progress Report
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European Union: Climate Progress Report

Indicators: Total Installed Offshore Wind Power Capacity (Semi-Annually) The use of wind power within the EU is a useful emissions indicator in that a greater use of renewable energy resources facilitates a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, a lessened dependency on fossil fuel markets and the diversification of energy supplies. Two reports are produced a...

Climate Justice in the European Union
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Climate Justice in the European Union

HIGHLIGHTS Polluted Environments Affecting Racial Communities (Black, Asian, and Roma populations)   NARRATIVE One notable climate justice issue that is prominent in the EU is racial equality. In the EU, one of the issues that racialized communities face is that they are often located in polluted environments that have a negative impact on their wellbeing....

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