• Major blow for Biden as French president shatters US alliance dream: EU cosies up to China

    • Date: 05/02/21
    • Daily Express

    Emmanuel Macron has warned new US President Joe Biden he cannot rely on the support of the European Union when it comes to China in an indication that the bloc is ready to cosy up to Beijing. Mr Biden, who officially took office on January 20, is keen to revive traditional alliances including those with […]

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  • France found guilty of failing to meet Paris Agreement pledge

    • Date: 03/02/21
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Climate law-fare has become an existential threat to Europe’s political elites and might bring down French president Emmanuel Macron. Damning verdict of ‘first major climate trial’ in French state is an embarrassment to President Emmanuel Macron A French court has found the state guilty of inaction in fighting climate change in a landmark ruling that […]

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  • German green group branded a Russian ‘puppet’ over Nord Stream II gas pipeline

    • Date: 31/01/21
    • The Sunday Times

    The Climate and Environmental Protection Foundation faces accusations that Moscow is funding it to bypass American sanctions on a controversial energy project A German environmental foundation that has been given more than £17m by Gazprom, the Russian energy giant, has been accused of being a “puppet” funded by Moscow to circumvent American sanctions on the […]

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  • As Biden bans fracking, India plans to cut taxes to boost domestic oil drilling

    • Date: 27/01/21
    • Economic Times of India

    Tax on domestic crude in India is currently levied at the rate of 20 per cent of the value of oil. Official sources said the proposal by the Union Oil Ministry is to reduce it to 10 per cent New Delhi: The government may give a ‘Make in India’ push to oil and gas explorers, […]

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  • European Union plans to tax developing nations to fund its Green Deal

    • Date: 25/01/21
    • EurActiv

    Revenues from the European Union’s upcoming carbon border charge will be “recycled” to replenish the EU budget and finance the bloc’s green transition, senior officials have said. However, this won’t be the main goal, they cautioned, saying the new levy must pursue environmental objectives to comply with WTO rules. The European Commission’s proposal for a […]

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  • John Kerry: China’s Net Zero pledge ‘not good enough’

    • Date: 24/01/21
    • Reuters

    John Kerry, Biden’s special climate envoy, warns a recent Net Zero pledge by China, the world’s top greenhouse gas emitter, was “not good enough”. WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden’s administration next week will release more policies it believes are needed to tackle climate change and is urging China to toughen one of its targets on […]

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  • EU threatens developing nations with carbon border tax

    • Date: 22/01/21
    • Reuters

    EU sees carbon border levy as ‘matter of survival’ for industry BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s proposed carbon border charge is essential to the survival of its own industries and the bloc will impose the levy on non-EU competitors unless they commit to lowering their emissions, the bloc’s climate policy chief said on Monday. […]

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  • Biden’s first climate actions include rejoining Paris Agreement

    • Date: 21/01/21
    • Scientific American

    Joe Biden will spend his first hours as president trying to obliterate much of the Trump administration’s deregulatory agenda, restore public land protections and reestablish the United States as a global leader on climate change policy. Biden will sit in the Oval Office later today and sign a sweeping executive order to rejoin the Paris […]

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