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Analysis of 35 leading investment banks shows financing of more than $2.66tn for fossil fuel industries since the Paris agreement

Analysis of 35 leading investment banks shows financing of more than $2.66tn for fossil fuel industries since the Paris agreement

Patrick Greenfield and Kalyeena Makortoff write in The Guardian that recent analysis shows that the world’s largest investment banks are failing to respond to the climate crisis.   Study: global banks ‘failing miserably’ on climate crisis by funneling trillions into fossil fuels The world’s largest investment banks have funnelled more than £2.2tn ($2.66tn) into fossil … Continue reading

Europe-wide poll on attitudes to flying and climate change has revealed a large majority of people now support a ban on short-haul flights

Europe-wide poll on attitudes to flying and climate change has revealed a large majority of people now support a ban on short-haul flights

The European Investment Bank polled 28,088 people, across all 28 European Union member states (including Britain, which was a member at the time) with 62 per cent stating they supported a ban on short-distance flights, and 72 per cent said they would support a carbon tax on flights. Harry Cockburn explains more results in an … Continue reading

As with climate change, our collective ability to confront the pandemic is shaped by our brains. We are bad at thinking about tomorrow

As with climate change, our collective ability to confront the pandemic is shaped by our brains. We are bad at thinking about tomorrow

As our activities change almost hourly because of the coronavirus, Somini Sengupta writes on the New York Times about the lessons learned between climate change and addressing the pandemic.   What Climate Change Can Teach Us About Fighting the Coronavirus “Alarming levels of inaction.” That is what the World Health Organization said Wednesday about the … Continue reading

New EEA briefing on need for EU member states to accelerate actions to reach GHG effort sharing targets

New EEA briefing on need for EU member states to accelerate actions to reach GHG effort sharing targets

Emission cuts in the European Union’s (EU) Effort Sharing sectors need to accelerate considerably from 2018 onwards to achieve the current EU 2030 targets, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing, published this week. In particular, the large amount of emission reductions from planned measures in the transport sector need to materialise through concrete … Continue reading

Brussels: “in the city of the EU Green Deal, new plans aim to give the streets back to pedestrians and help residents counter the crisis of a warming planet”

Brussels: “in the city of the EU Green Deal, new plans aim to give the streets back to pedestrians and help residents counter the crisis of a warming planet”

For anyone traveling through the centre of Brussels recently, you notice so many road works to create car-free zones.  Martin Kuebler writes on the Deutsche Welle about how the city is transforming itself. Let us know how you see the changes?   Greening the city: How Brussels is planning for climate change The Belgian capital … Continue reading