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Major companies use lobby groups to water down EU climate policy - study

NEWS: Businesses should reconsider links with trade associations hostile to climate action, argues Policy Studies Institute

Business
EU energy union fails to tackle falling industrial efficiency

ANALYSIS: European leaders seem unaware that energy intensity in the steel, cement and chemicals industries has stalled or increased

Comment & Analysis
Business leaders call for low carbon EU energy union

NEWS: Unilever, Heathrow and GlaxoSmithKline are among 22 companies urging European heads of state to promote green investment

Policy
Doubts raised over Europe's ability to meet 2030 climate target

NEWS: Europe has made progress in cutting greenhouse gas emissions, but long-term reduction aims look unachievable, says report

Policy
EU commits to cut emissions "at least" 40% by 2030 in UN pledge

NEWS: Ministers in Brussels approve target for 2015 Paris climate deal, making bloc second after Switzerland to publish official submission

Policy
EU vows to preserve climate ambition in use of forests

NEWS: Climate Commissioner Canete tells RTCC there will be “no backsliding” from current climate commitments

Policy
UK warns Brussels against "watering down" EU climate targets

NEWS: Secretary of State Ed Davey writes to Commission, says credibility of Brussels leadership on climate change is at stake

Policy
The EU's attempt to take leadership at UN climate talks is lame

COMMENT: Brussels wins the prize for announcing its climate pledge first, but it has missed an opportunity to ensure Paris helps poorer countries

Comment & Analysis
Europe releases vision for Paris climate change deal

NEWS: Brussels climate chief Canete says US and China must follow EU and reveal commitments to a 2015 UN pact

Policy
EU vote bolsters flagging emissions trading scheme

NEWS: Parliament votes to hold back oversupply of carbon allowances in “game changing” move for EU climate action

Business
EU "backtracks" on climate goals in UN pledge, say experts

NEWS: Adding huge carbon sinks to UN climate pledge could let other sectors face lighter carbon cuts and weaken 2030 goal

Policy
EU targets 60% global carbon cuts by 2050 in leaked climate plan

NEWS: Commission wants UN to target global goal of cutting carbon emissions 60% below 2010 levels by 2050

Policy
Economists warn of "lost decade" risk for EU carbon market

NEWS: Ahead of key European Parliament vote next Tuesday, researchers urge early reform to prop up flagship climate policy

Policy
G20 climate pledges likely to determine success of Paris summit

INTERVIEW: Commitment from handful of major economies to addressing global warming is critical, says top EU official Artur Runge Metzger

Policy
Europe to reveal UN climate deal pledge on February 25

NEWS: Brussels set to be first bloc to reveal contribution to global emissions cutting deal as next set of UN talks draw close

Policy
One fifth of proposed EU fund investment high carbon, high risk

NEWS: Money for coal, roads and airports will hurt climate goals warn analysts at UK environmental consultancy E3G

Policy
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