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Eurostat estimates that in 2018 carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion significantly decreased by 2.5% in the European Union (EU), compared with the previous year. CO2 emissions are a major contributor to global warming and account for around 80% of all EU greenhouse gas emissions. They are influenced by factors such as climate conditions, economic growth, size of the population, transport and industrial activities.

Dutch engineers are building what will be the world’s largest archipelago of islands made up of sun-tracking solar panels.

On February 19, 2019, representatives of the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the European Council agreed on a compromise for setting carbon dioxide (CO2) emission standards for new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) for the first time in the European Union.

Germany's environment minister says the government will discuss introducing a carbon tax as part of its national plan to curb climate change.

Sweden’s spring mini-budget on Wednesday contained reforms totaling 4.5 billion crowns ($486 million) and highlighted the center-left coalition government’s focus on climate change.

The largest party in Norway’s parliament has delivered a significant blow to the country’s huge oil industry after withdrawing support for explorative drilling off the Lofoten islands in the Arctic

The European Union has announced today an additional €12 million in humanitarian support in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions fell 4.2 percent in 2018, as high coal prices discouraged burning of the fuel at power stations and unusually hot weather curbed heating demand, official figures

This report has been commissioned by the European Climate Foundation.

This paper sets out a new political agenda for resilience to be adopted by the new European Commissioners in 2019. As the 2019 European Parliament elections loom and a new European Commission takes office, climate action can become a key driver of a reformed European project for more solidarity, protection and innovation.

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