CO2 EMISSIONS IN EU COUNTRIES (2016)

Million Tons CO2

COP 24 IN KATOWICE, POLAND

What can we expect at COP24?

CLIMATE CHANGE, IMPACTS AND VULNERABILITY IN EUROPE

  • Climate change is continuing globally and in Europe. Land and sea temperatures are increasing; precipitation patterns are changing, generally making wet regions in Europe wetter, particularly in winter, and dry regions drier, particularly in summer; sea ice extent, glacier volume and snow cover are decreasing; sea levels are rising; and climate-related extremes such as heat waves, heavy precipitation and droughts are increasing in frequency and intensity in many regions.

BREXIT AND THE VIEW OF TONY BLAIR

"My message to Europe’s leaders is: don’t believe this Brexit “deal” will hold. It is a bad deal for both sides. It isn’t liked by the British parliament or the British people or even a significant part of the remaining cabinet. So be prepared for all eventualities, including the possibility of a new referendum.

BREXIT NEXT STEP: THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

On 11 December, the House of Commons will debate and then vote upon a government motion to approve the EU withdrawal agreement and accompanying political declaration. The terms of the UK's departure from the EU. But at the moment, it looks as if Theresa May faces an incredibly hard job getting it passed. She leads a government with a working majority of just 13. Only seven Tory rebels are needed to defeat it.

MACRON NEEDS TO DESIGN A STRATEGY OF INFLUENCE

Author: Nicholas Dungan, nonresident senior fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Future Europe Initiative, associate research fellow of the French Institute for International and Strategic Relations, and an adjunct faculty member of Sciences Po Paris.

G20 TRANSITION TO A LOW CARBON ECONOMY (2018)

Source: Brown to Green Report Executive Summary.

The G20 Countries that need to do the most in the power and transport sectors lack concrete action plans.

Power: South Africa, Australia and Indonesia have the highest emission intensity in the power sector and lack concrete actions to phase out coal.

BREXIT: WHAT HAPPENS NOW?

November 20: The European Commission will agree the declaration on the future of the UK, after which the member states will have 48 hours to offer comments on the declaration.

November 25: EU leaders to approve the draft deal at an emergency European Council  Summit. A Brexit deal must also be signed off by a supermajority (at least 20 states representing 65 per cent of the population) of leaders of member states.

THE WORLD’S MOST INFLUENTIAL COMPANIES COMMITTED TO 100% RENEWABLE POWER

Source: RE100 Initiative

ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION ADVOCATES (FRANCE)

Environment Protection Advocates in France

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