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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....

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....

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