2018-3

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Member states to set the bottom floor

The climate and environment are central objectives in the new CAP proposal, but more flexibility for member states risks undermining delivery on the ground.
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Editorial: Just doing a little bit is not enough

“Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.” This is the main message of the IPCC report released on 8 October. They also conclude “that we ...
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Six countries taken to court over air quality breaches

If EU countries do not urgently address their air pollution problems, the European Court of Justice can impose fines amounting to millions of euro.
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EU “Clean Air Outlook” up to 2030

The annual benefits of additional measures needed to achieve the 2030 national emissions ceilings are estimated at €13–58 billion, up to 84 times higher than the estimated costs.
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Coal will be squeezed out by renewables

Prices of green electricity and batteries have fallen so sharply that projections for 85–90% renewables by 2035 look “ludicrously conservative”, according to the energy coalition ETC.
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Cruise ship ranking

In its updated cruise ship ranking, German environmentalist organisation NABU (Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union) concludes that just one newly built cruise ship, the AIDAnova, renounces the use ...
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Five fully-electric ferries in Copenhagen

The multinational public transport company Arriva Danmark has recently contracted Damen Shipyards Group for five fully-electric ferries, to be operated for the Danish public transport agency MOVIA, in Copenhagen ...
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LNG wrong course

Switching to liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a costly and ineffective way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from shipping, according to a new study commissioned by Transport & Environment. While LNG ...
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Norway heading for zero-emission ships

Norway has set its sights on creating the world’s first zero emissions control area (ZECA). A resolution adopted by the Norwegian Parliament on 3 May seeks to halt emissions from cruise ships and ferries in the Norwegian ...
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Lessons from aviation’s first foray into market-based measures

International Civil Aviation Organization landed on the cheapest, most contentious, and finally outdated policy instrument out there – offsetting.
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