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Climate Mitigation Strategic Priorities for the European Union
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Climate Mitigation Strategic Priorities for the European Union

Priorities More frequent and random monitoring of how countries are complying with their agreed upon goals under the Effort Sharing Regulation by the European Environment Agency Stricter policies guiding the EU ETS, which covers emissions from industry Do more to help countries in the global south decrease their emissions Increase its support for the states...

EU Provides Clear, Comprehensive and Transparent Emissions Data
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EU Provides Clear, Comprehensive and Transparent Emissions Data

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard EU Manager Brittany Demogenes   Best Organizational Sources: European Environmental Agency (EEA)   In order to determine the EU’s total level of emissions, the EU requires Member States to monitor their individual emissions of various greenhouse gases (GHG) and report these statistics. EU Member States are required to...

Major Floods and Heat Waves are Cause for Concern in the EU
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Major Floods and Heat Waves are Cause for Concern in the EU

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard EU Regional Manager Britany Demogenes   One of the most recent EU severe weather events that took global headlines by storm was the extreme flooding that occurred in Germany in mid-July. The intensity and scale of the floods shocked climate scientists, who did not expect for records to...

Nuclear Energy Does Not Seem to be the Solution to the EU’s Reduction in Emissions
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Nuclear Energy Does Not Seem to be the Solution to the EU’s Reduction in Emissions

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard’s EU Manager Brittany Demogenes As the EU continues to brainstorm ways to meet its increasingly ambitious 2030 and 2050 greenhouse gas emissions goals, one of the principal questions is to what extent nuclear power both can, and should, be used in order to reduce the EU’s total emissions....

European Commission’s Goal is to Have Reduced EU Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 55% Compared to 1990 Levels
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European Commission’s Goal is to Have Reduced EU Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 55% Compared to 1990 Levels

Submitted by EU Country Manager Brittany DemogenesCurrent Level of Greenhouse Gas Emissions According to Climate Action Network, which has been tracking climate change since 2009, the most recent data detailing EU emissions is from 2019 when the EU emitted 4159 MtCO2. Climate Action Network gathered emissions data provided by the various EU countries to provide...

Spotlight Report: Lisbon Deemed 2020 European Green Capital: Exemplifies Commitment to Sustainable Development and Decreasing Emissions
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Spotlight Report: Lisbon Deemed 2020 European Green Capital: Exemplifies Commitment to Sustainable Development and Decreasing Emissions

This post was submitted by EU Country Manager Brittany DemogenesIn 2020, Lisbon was deemed the European Green Capital by the European Commission. The European Green Capital Award is an initiative of the European Commission that rewards cities who have committed to environmental, social, and economic sustainability. Lisbon has demonstrated its desire to create environmental change...

Best Climate Practice EU: The European Environmental Bureau
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Best Climate Practice EU: The European Environmental Bureau

Written by Climate Scorecard EU Manager Brittany Demogenes   The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) is Europe’s largest network of environmental citizens’ organizations. The EEB brings together 160 civil society organizations from more than 35 European countries under its vision of creating a “better future where people and nature thrive together” (About EEB). The EEB advocates...

NEXTBASE Project Promises Environmentally-Friendly and Efficient Renewable Energy Alternative in the EU
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NEXTBASE Project Promises Environmentally-Friendly and Efficient Renewable Energy Alternative in the EU

By Climate Scorecard EU Manager Brittany DemogenesIn December 2018, a recast Renewable Energy Directive in the EU entered into force. The recast directive sets a binding renewable energy target of at least 32% by 2030 with a clause for potential upward revision by 2023. In 2019, for the first time ever, EU power production from...

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