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  • lundi 21 janvier

  • There’s Snow on TV, so Trump’s Tweeting About Climate Change (The Atlantic)
    It’s something of an annual tradition for the president. On Sunday morning, as the eastern half of the country endured driving snow and frigid winter winds, Donald Trump asked on Twitter how climate change could be real if it was so cold outside. “Be careful and try staying in your house,” he said. “Large parts of the Country are suffering from tremendous amounts of snow and near record setting cold. Amazing how big this system is. Wouldn’t be bad to have a little of that good old fashioned (...)
  • samedi 19 janvier

  • Are We Living Through Climate Change’s Worst-Case Scenario ? (The Atlantic)
    The year 2018 was not an easy one for planet Earth. Sure, wind and solar energy kept getting cheaper, and an electric car became America’s best-selling luxury vehicle. But the most important metric of climatic health—the amount of heat-trapping gas entering the atmosphere—got suddenly and shockingly worse. In the United States, carbon emissions leapt back up, making their largest year-over-year increase since the end of the Great Recession. This matched the trend across the globe. According (...)
  • jeudi 17 janvier

  • MEPs want €10bn allocated for cleaner and safer transport in EU budget (Transport & Environment)
    MEPs have given a thumbs-up to spending €10 billion of the EU’s transport infrastructure budget on smart, sustainable and safe transport projects like re-charging stations and railway signaling upgrades. T&E said that guaranteeing this funding for the period 2021-2027 – as part of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) – is crucial if Europe is to meet its climate targets. Transport ModeAll modesPublic and urbanRelated issuesAir PollutionClimate Change and EnergyPolicy (...)
  • TAKE ACTION : Strike a blow against corporate power in 2019 (Corporate Europe Observatory)
    This year provides a rare opportunity to end some of the most outrageous rights enjoyed by big business : the investor-state dispute settlement system or ISDS. Under ISDS corporations and the rich have sued governments for billions of euros – for anything from introducing health warnings on cigarettes to banning dirty oil drilling. Campaigners and social movements are uniting in 2019 to put an end to this parallel justice system for big business. This year provides a rare opportunity to end (...)
  • mercredi 16 janvier

  • Opposition to EU Commission power grab from 160 mayors, parties, unions & NGOs (Corporate Europe Observatory)
    Fresh opposition has been voiced against a highly controversial EU policy negotiation overseen by the new Romanian EU Presidency in the coming weeks : 160 mayors, parties, trade unions and NGOs, including Corporate Europe Observatory, today wrote to the Presidency to underline their strong concerns about the ‘Services Notification Procedure’. The draft directive, proposed by the European Commission, seeks to force public authorities (incl. municipalities) to undergo a mandatory (...)
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