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European lawmakers fail to approve carbon market reforms

NEWS: Future of the EU flagship climate policy remains uncertain after inconclusive industrial committee vote

Policy
Fate of EU carbon market hangs in the balance

NEWS: European lawmakers vote on critical reforms to the emissions trading system on Thursday

Policy
EU plans diplomatic offensive ahead of Paris climate deal

NEWS: Brussels leaders will meet on Monday to discuss strategy for raising global climate ambition ahead of UN talks

Policy
China and US drove renewable investment growth in 2014

NEWS: A slumping oil price did not dampen enthusiasm for clean energy in 2014, as data shows global investment grew 16%

Energy
EU climate official vows to protect heavy polluters

NEWS: Jos Debelke says Brussels is committed to climate leadership, but will ensure steel, cement industries get help to comply with regulations

Policy
Laimdota Straujuma, prime minister of Latvia, is making climate change a priority in her country's 6-month presidency of the EU council (Pic: Flickr/Saeima)

News: Latvia has made climate action a priority of its EU Council presidency, so where next for the bloc?

Policy
EU-backed study to explore climate and migration links

NEWS: Many millions of people may be forced to leave their homes in future due to changes in climate

Living
EU decides to ratify Kyoto Protocol extension

NEWS: Move by Brussels offers some integrity to beleaguered treaty, one year before UN hopes to agree global climate deal

Policy
Australia, Canada should reveal climate targets, says EU

INTERVIEW: Miguel Arias Canete on why 2C is still the goal, coal is not the answer and critics have got him wrong

Policy
EU still beating US and China on climate action, says UK envoy

NEWS: Despite emissions cutting pact, US and China are trailing EU on climate ambition, says Sir David King

Policy
UK has "vital" role in protecting the climate

COMMENT: The UK is critical to the success of Europe’s decarbonisation plan and a global climate deal in Paris

Comment & Analysis
EU climate and foreign affairs chiefs pair up for Lima summit

NEWS: Miguel Arias Canete and Federica Mogherini will mobilise “all our EU diplomatic intelligence” for UN climate talks

Policy
EU plans power supergrid to boost renewables

NEWS: A €63 million research programme will help to balance variable renewable generation with demand through better connections

Energy
Minor EU emission cuts masks underlying apathy on 2C

COMMENT: Latest GHG data from Brussels shows we have achieved nothing of significance relative to scale of the climate challenge, says Kevin Anderson

Comment & Analysis
Poland "won" EU 2030 deal - does the climate lose?

ANALYSIS: Poorer member states will get €17-25.5 billion to upgrade their energy sectors next decade. This could be a coal subsidy or a green finance model

Comment & Analysis
EU set to overachieve 2020 carbon emissions goal

NEWS: Greenhouse gas emissions fell 2% in 2013 says Environment Agency, but warns some countries are slipping

Energy
Europe needs policies to halt coal, not more debate on targets

COMMENT: Now that the EU 2030 climate package has landed, Europe should turn its attention to policy, not re-run the targets debate

Comment & Analysis
Ambitious or weak? Reaction to the EU's 2030 climate package

COMMENT: Business leaders, NGOs and politicians give their verdict on the European Union’s 2030 energy and climate change targets

Policy
EU adopts CO2 cutting target of "at least" 40% by 2030

NEWS: European leaders agreed a package of climate change and energy targets late last night, which will contribute to a global deal

Policy
Poland "needs tough love" to steer home EU climate deal

INTERVIEW: Former Finnish environment minister says Warsaw must be helped to ditch its addiction to coal

Policy