Fossil fuel companies spent millions of dollars on advertisements containing climate disinformation and greenwashing at COP27

Fossil fuel companies spent $4m on climate disinformation at COP27 in Egypt, with majority of content originating from a US based PR firm. Stuti Mishra discusses the disinformation efforts in an article on The Independent website.   Fossil fuel lobby waged $4m disinformation campaign during climate summit, report finds Fossil fuel companies spent millions of … Continue reading Fossil fuel companies spent millions of dollars on advertisements containing climate disinformation and greenwashing at COP27

India will pitch for an “Energy Efficiency Partnership for 2030″ during its G20 presidency this year

Rituraj Baruah writes on the Mint website that India is likely to call for an energy efficiency pact as it holds this year’s presidency of the G20. It is expected that the G20 discussions will focus on accelerating energy efficiency across demand-driven sectors.   India to moot energy efficiency pact at G20 India will pitch … Continue reading India will pitch for an “Energy Efficiency Partnership for 2030″ during its G20 presidency this year

‘Make Europe the home of clean tech’: European Commission President calls for more subsidies to fund EU’s future

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen proposed a "Net Zero Industry Act" to boost clean tech. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, she also vowed to support Ukraine "as long as it takes." Deutsche Welle provides a news item on Mme von der Leyen’s announcement.   European Commission outlines plan for clean tech … Continue reading ‘Make Europe the home of clean tech’: European Commission President calls for more subsidies to fund EU’s future

UAE names oil chief to lead COP28 climate change talks

The head of one of the world's biggest oil companies has been named to lead the COP28 global climate talks in Dubai, later this year.  Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber is currently the chief executive officer of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. He is also the minister for industry and advanced technology for the … Continue reading UAE names oil chief to lead COP28 climate change talks

New Eurobarometer survey shows large majority are positive about recent EU actions addressing energy crisis

A new Eurobarometer survey released in December shows that the large majority of EU citizens are positive about recent EU actions to tackle the energy crisis. In particular, More than 8 in ten EU citizens (82%) agree that the EU should continue to take actions to reduce its dependency on Russian fossil fuels. An overwhelming … Continue reading New Eurobarometer survey shows large majority are positive about recent EU actions addressing energy crisis

The climate priorities for the Swedish Presidency of the EU Council

With European economies severely affected by the war, the green and energy transitions take centre stage, with the ‘Fit for 55’ package setting the framework for climate action. Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson recognises the EU’s climate leadership and declared Sweden’s intention to strengthen this position during the Presidency.  The Bellona  Foundation, an independent non-profit … Continue reading The climate priorities for the Swedish Presidency of the EU Council

Mexico’s new climate plan is less ambitious than the previous government’s pledge

Mexico, a country of 130 million, is one of only two G20 countries not to have set net zero emission targets. Joe Lo discusses the country’s climate plan in an article on the Climate Change News website.   Mexico’s new climate plan is worse than its old one, analysts say Mexico’s new climate plan, announced … Continue reading Mexico’s new climate plan is less ambitious than the previous government’s pledge

New EEA report assesses the state of national adaptation actions in 2021

EU Member States recognise the importance of adapting to impacts of heatwaves, droughts, floods, heavy precipitation and changing temperatures and of mainstreaming climate change adaptation to a wide range of affected areas like agriculture, or water and disaster risk management. These are key findings of a European Environment Agency (EEA) report published this week which … Continue reading New EEA report assesses the state of national adaptation actions in 2021

Maritime industry’s energy transition must be “just” and “equitable”

The International Maritime Organisation uses the terms “just” and “equitable” in discussions around shipping’s energy transition. But there is currently no consensus over how to define these terms. Christiaan De Beukelaer, Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University and Senior Lecturer in Culture & Climate at The University of Melbourne discusses latest … Continue reading Maritime industry’s energy transition must be “just” and “equitable”

France’s ban on short-haul flights with rail alternative endorsed by European Commission

Climate campaigners tentatively welcome the move but say that it is still ‘baby steps’ in battle to cut carbon dioxide emissions in France. Rebecca Rosman discusses the ban in an article on The Telegraph website. Which country is next?   France ban on short-haul domestic flights with a rail alternative approved by Brussels France is … Continue reading France’s ban on short-haul flights with rail alternative endorsed by European Commission