Frans Timmermans

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The report found there was ‘no real opposition to climate action; just opposition to lives being made more difficult’. Photograph: iStock

People care more about local development than climate action, so getting buy-in on decarbonising society will only be achieved by dialogue, community (...)

The Commission endorsed use of agricultural wastes in anaerobic digesters to generate biomethane. Photograph: Robert Perry/EPA

The European Union is considering binding standards for natural gas to limit emissions of methane, the second-largest contributor to global warming af(...)

The Irish Greens now face a choice: ahead of an ill-timed leadership contest, can those at the top of the party agree to coalesce with the centre-right and, if so, will the membership follow?

It’s easy to forget those pre-pandemic days when the European agenda was being set by green politics, the Green Deal was the cornerstone of the budget(...)

Boris Johnson launching COP26 at an event in London on February 4th. The conference will no longer take place in Glasgow in November. Photograph:   Chris J Ratcliffe/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Governments, environmental organisations and aid organisations across the world have accepted that the decision to postpone the annual UN climate talk(...)

Executive vice-president of the European Commission Frans Timmermans (L) and EU Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius (R). Photograph: Stephanie LeCocq/EPA

Britain has been unnecessarily damaged by Brexit and “more will follow”, the vice-president of the European Commission has written in a “love letter” (...)

 Laurence Tubiana  during the  Madrid summit, on Friday.  There has been a lack of political leadership, she said, but Europe’s  deal endorsing net-zero emissions by 2050 was ‘the best news this week’.  Photograph: Fernando Villar/EPA

As global leaders remained embroiled in disagreement on a final outcome to the UN climate talks in Madrid, sustained pressure from countries seeking a(...)

Stop Climate Chaos said ‘2020 marks the beginning of a decade in which global emissions must reduce by 55%’. File photograph: Getty

A substantial increase in the EU’s 2030 climate target must be tabled during the UN climate talks this week “to show global leadership and avoid massi(...)

The European Environment Agency has warned the increasing impacts of climate disruption, such as flooding, means Europe faces 'unprecedented' environmental challenges. Photograph: Janez Zalazni/EEA

Europe is at an environmental tipping point which threatens its prosperity and the risks go beyond the consequences of human-induced global warming, a(...)

Poznan district judge Monika Frackowiak: ‘I’m becoming a target when I’m just doing my job.’

Dozens of Polish judges are being “targeted” with “absurd” disciplinary proceedings by their government for defending the rule of law, a member of Pol(...)

The Rutte coalition government is committed to a tax of €7 on every flight but is willingly to drop it if the commission focuses on a new EU-wide tax. Photograph:  Silas Stein

The Dutch government has put together an informal nine-country coalition to lobby the EU Commission for a new European aviation tax to help cut CO2 em(...)

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