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How the EU pretends to be implementing the Paris Agreement

EU Commission uses outdated climate targets in new report* On 8 November 2016, the European Commission informed the European Parliament and the Council of the EU about the progress of the EU towards the ‘at least -40% domestic greenhouse gas emissions versus 1990’ target as agreed in EU’s 2030 Climate & Energy Policy Framework. The…

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Winter is here. On Paris and politics after Trump.

This is not the type of blog I usually write. But today is different. Winter is here. How does Twitter react to Donald Trump winning the US election 2016? Have a look at my personal impression of Twitter reactions. It may give you some hope – and perhaps even a brief smile. Will the outcome…

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Wanted: an adequate EU renewable energy target for 2030

The European Commission may not realise and/or not be ready to admit this, but the Paris Agreement means that the EU commits to net zero GHG emissions by 2050 (and net zero CO2 emissions by 2040). Fair share of #DeliveringOnParis for #EU means net zero CO2 by ~ 2040 (even faster than #0by2050 !) #ParisAgreement…

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