Tag: Paris Agreement

  • Martin Kinnunen (SD): We will be involved in the government’s climate policy

    Martin Kinnunen (SD): We will be involved in the government’s climate policy

    One of the government’s major challenges is to reduce Sweden’s carbon dioxide emissions in order to reach both the national and EU climate targets. They mean, among other things, that Sweden’s net emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere must be zero by 2045 at the latest and that emissions must have decreased by 63 […]

  • Right now: The UN’s climate report is being presented

    Right now: The UN’s climate report is being presented

    Only a very rapid reduction in climate emissions can ensure that the entire planet will be able to live well in the future as well, according to the major summary report presented by the UN climate panel IPCC today. The time to meet the targets in the Paris Agreement is running out, says Markku Rummukainen, […]

  • Copenhagen is to host an important climate meeting before COP28

    To stay on the same path that COP27 has createdCopenhagen’s meeting of climate ministers is a key point for the next COP. Although no commitment was made to phase out fossil fuels in Egypt last November, there are still achievable targets to follow up on. Keeping the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees […]

  • UN Conference on Biological Diversity reaches agreement to halt biodiversity loss by 2030 – 30% conservation and restoration target for world’s nations

    UN Conference on Biological Diversity reaches agreement to halt biodiversity loss by 2030 – 30% conservation and restoration target for world’s nations

    In addition, the parties agreed to restore at least 30 percent of land and water ecosystems by 2030. “This is a turning point in global efforts to stop the decline of biological diversity, which can be compared to the role of the Paris Agreement in combating the climate crisis. Finland is now also committed to […]

  • The World Travel & Tourism Council reveals the climate footprint of the EU travel and tourism industry

    The World Travel & Tourism Council reveals the climate footprint of the EU travel and tourism industry

    The new data shows that Travel & Tourism’s share of EU GDP grew by an average of 2.1% per year, while greenhouse gases increased by just 0.3% over the same period. The data also shows how the sector’s emission intensity is decreasing. In 2010, the industry emitted 0.49 kilograms of greenhouse gas emissions for every […]

  • "This result takes us forward": COP27 climate summit ends to help vulnerable countries

    "This result takes us forward": COP27 climate summit ends to help vulnerable countries

    Against a difficult geopolitical backdrop, COP27 resulted in countries reaching a package of decisions that reaffirmed their commitment to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial times. The package also strengthened countries’ actions to cut greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the inevitable effects of climate change, as well as […]

  • The climate meeting in Egypt: “chaotic” and “Sweden has lost as a leading country”.  The globe directly from COP27

    The climate meeting in Egypt: “chaotic” and “Sweden has lost as a leading country”. The globe directly from COP27

    The world is heading for a temperature increase of at least 2.5 degrees Celsius unless emissions are reduced quickly. According to the Paris Agreement, for example, Sweden must reduce its emissions by 63 percent from the 1990 level by 2030. With the current budget, the Swedish government will not reach the emission reduction targets. Climate […]

  • Vetenskapsradion Klotet directly from the climate meeting in Egypt

    Vetenskapsradion Klotet directly from the climate meeting in Egypt

    The world is heading for a temperature increase of at least 2.5 degrees Celsius unless emissions are reduced quickly. According to the Paris Agreement, for example, Sweden must reduce its emissions by 63 percent from the 1990 level by 2030. Klotet meets Sweden’s climate minister at the UN climate meeting in Egypt and brings together […]

  • Today, the world’s population reaches 8 billion people

    Today, the world’s population reaches 8 billion people

    The annual World Population Prospects report, released on Monday to coincide with World Population Day, also says the world’s population will grow at its slowest rate since 1950, falling to less than 1 percent in 2020. While it took 12 years for the world’s population to grow from 7 billion to 8 billion, it will […]

  • COP27 in Egypt: Cause for hope or doomed to disappoint

    COP27 in Egypt: Cause for hope or doomed to disappoint

    Activists have criticized previous UN climate talks, calling them slow, complex and ineffective. As countries around the world fail to meet climate commitments to keep global temperatures below the fateful 2 degrees Celsius, can this year’s COP27 in Egypt rise above the failures of the past – or is it destined to disappoint? For nearly […]

  • COP27 in Egypt: The core of hope or doomed to despair

    COP27 in Egypt: The core of hope or doomed to despair

    Activists have slammed previous UN climate talks, calling them slow, complex and ineffective. As countries around the world fail to meet climate commitments to keep global temperatures below a fateful 2 degrees Celsius, can this year’s COP27 in Egypt rise above its bad rep, or is it destined to disappoint? For nearly thirty years, the […]

  • Accelerated inflation and rising interest rates caused fluctuations in the market

    Accelerated inflation and rising interest rates caused fluctuations in the market

    “In Europe, the energy crisis and the ongoing war in Ukraine cause gloomy signs about the economic outlook. However, the investment market is driven by the United States, where the economic issues are clearer and the war more distant. 49 percent of Varma’s entire investment portfolio continued to generate positive returns, says Varma’s CEO. Risto […]

  • It is important to dream big!

    It is important to dream big!

    Philanthropic work is like oxygen: often invisible, but vital to our society. In Denmark, the undisputed giant of philanthropy is Realdania, an association that has supported 4,500 projects with more than 2.9 billion euros. CEO’s insightIn this interview, Jesper Nygård, CEO of Realdania, shares some of his insights. Diplomacy Magazine caught up with him in […]

  • EU environment ministers discuss ways to combat biodiversity loss and adapt to climate change

    EU environment ministers discuss ways to combat biodiversity loss and adapt to climate change

    They are also preparing for the UN climate conference in Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh from 6 to 18 November 2022. “It is very important for the EU to be the world’s leading leader in nature and climate policy. Climate change and the loss of biodiversity are linked, so they must be tackled together,” says State Secretary […]

  • Finnish MEPs welcome EU climate package, but call for stronger action

    Finnish MEPs welcome EU climate package, but call for stronger action

    The European Parliament approved key elements of the EU’s new climate package on Wednesday. The Finnish MPs in the Parliamentary Committee on the Environment had mixed views on the compromise agreement reached after long debates between the legislature’s political groups. The positions adopted in plenary call for a reform of emissions trading, carbon taxes and […]

  • The Bonn Conference on Climate Change will lay the groundwork for success at COP27

    The Bonn Conference on Climate Change will lay the groundwork for success at COP27

    In Bonn, governments are focusing on work in key areas such as mitigation, adaptation, support for developing countries – especially finance – and loss and damage. The UN Secretary-General of Climate Change will address representatives at the opening of Bonn sessions Patricia Espinosa “We urgently need political level intervention and decisions in all these areas […]

  • Canada-Sweden joint statement on bilateral cooperation

    May 5, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario Foreign Minister Melanie Joly and Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde made the following joint statement: “Canada and Sweden share a close relationship with extensive cooperation based on common values ​​and priorities. As two like-minded countries, we reaffirm our strong commitment to democratic principles and will work closely together to […]

  • Prime Minister Modi invites Nordic companies to invest in the Sagarmala project

    Copenhagen [Denmark]May 4 (ANI): On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited Nordic companies to invest in the blue economy, including the Sagarmala project, and asked the Nordic countries’ state wealth funds to invest in India. As part of the Sagarmala program, more than 800 projects at an estimated cost of approximately 5.48 lakh crore Rs […]

  • 12 best ways to get cars out of cities – ranked by new research

    12 best ways to get cars out of cities – ranked by new research

    Question: what do the following statistics have in common? The second-largest (and growing) source of climate pollution in Europe. The leading killer of children in both the US and Europe. A principal cause of stress-inducing noise pollution and life-shortening air pollution in European cities. A leading driver of the widening gap between rich and poor […]

  • Global Fashion Agenda and UN Climate Change Secretariat join forces to accelerate fashion climate action

    Global Fashion Agenda and UN Climate Change Secretariat join forces to accelerate fashion climate action

    The Fashion On Climate report predicts that if the fashion industry does not accelerate its response to climate change, it will produce by 2030 about twice the amount of greenhouse gas emissions required to comply with the Paris Agreement’s global warming path by 2050. for industrial change, a new alliance between the GFA and the […]

  • Yle is reviewing the climate change statements of activists, politicians and stakeholders

    Yle is reviewing the climate change statements of activists, politicians and stakeholders

    False news is spreading rapidly and opinions about the climate crisis are often dominated by fact-based statements, so fact-checking can be a useful tool both in educating the general public and in monitoring public figures. Yle has therefore factually reviewed a number of statements on climate change made by politicians, activists, pressure groups and other […]

  • Green Spotlight: Future in Utopia

    Green Spotlight: Future in Utopia

    Experimentarium’s latest exhibition ‘Klimatopia’ invites visitors to travel into the future. Back to what future Three girls from the future have accidentally crashed into the present. Midori, Kiiro and Aka come from three different versions of the Earth in 100 years. In Midori’s future world, the climate goals have been reached and the world is […]

  • Finland’s future Minister of the Environment on the Glasgow climate agreement: "Something, but not enough"

    Finland’s future Minister of the Environment on the Glasgow climate agreement: "Something, but not enough"

    Future Minister for the Environment and Climate Emma Kari (Green) considers the outcome of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, which ended this weekend, to be somewhat better than expected. Kari, who was interviewed on Yle TV1 on Monday morning, said that although climate conferences often end in disappointment, progress is still being made. "More […]

  • COP26 concludes global agreement on climate change

    COP26 concludes global agreement on climate change

    The conference ended yesterday after a one-day extension. About 200 participating countries adopted the Glasgow Climate Agreement at the end of the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26), Xinhua News Agency reports. “The negotiators agreed to phase out carbon, the dominant source of […]

  • The new draft COP26 declaration dilutes demands for the phasing out of fossil fuels

    The new draft COP26 declaration dilutes demands for the phasing out of fossil fuels

    A text released by the COP26 presidency on Wednesday called on countries to “accelerate the phasing out of subsidies for coal and fossil fuels”, but the wording has now been changed to “unreduced carbon power” and “inefficient”. “support. “Calls on the parties to accelerate the development, deployment and diffusion of technologies and the adoption of […]

  • 20 countries have decided to stop financing fossil fuels abroad

    20 countries have decided to stop financing fossil fuels abroad

    Several countries had already agreed to phase out fossil fuels by ending international funding for coal, but this agreement is the first of its kind to include oil and gas projects, CNN reports. “This is a historic breakthrough that would not have been possible just a few years ago,” Iskander Erzini Vernoit, a climate finance […]

  • Glasgow will see several protests over the weekend as the climate summit continues

    Glasgow will see several protests over the weekend as the climate summit continues

    Glasgow [UK]November 5 (ANI / Sputnik): The organizers of the UN Climate Conference (COP26) warned participants of several environmental protests planned for Friday and Saturday in Glasgow, which will host the event. Friday, November 5: To coincide with Youth and Public Empowerment Day, an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 people are expected to leave Kelvingrove Park […]

  • Success at COP26 will be “Touch and Go”, say British officials

    Success at COP26 will be “Touch and Go”, say British officials

    For months, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his aides have raised expectations ahead of the 2021 UN climate conference, also known as COP26, which they will host in Glasgow. But on the way into the two-week gathering, they have sounded much less confident. In Rome at the G-20 summit on Saturday, Johnson said that […]

  • Greta Thunberg calls for climate protest in Glasgow

    Greta Thunberg calls for climate protest in Glasgow

    Glasgow [Scotland]November 3 (ANI / Sputnik): Swedish eco-activist Greta Thunberg called for a climate protest in Glasgow, where the UN climate conference (COP26) is taking place. “Time is running out. Changes will not come from these conferences like COP26 unless there is a lot of public pressure from outside. Join the climate strike on Friday […]

  • Niinistö: Finland almost doubles climate finance for developing countries

    Niinistö: Finland almost doubles climate finance for developing countries

    “A lot has been done. The Paris Agreement was a historic milestone, and since then many countries have set new climate targets, he said. recognized. “But we have reached a point where we need to go beyond goals and promises. Change may seem incomprehensible, but only until we act. Combating climate change is one of […]

  • The UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow will begin this weekend

    The UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow will begin this weekend

    Especially in Glasgow 1-2. The Heads of State and Government meeting at the World Leaders Summit in November are expected to announce stricter emission reduction commitments. Finland’s representative at the meeting of the Heads of State and Government is President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö. In the second week of the conference, the Finnish delegation […]

  • The youth movement grows up. Climate Fight podcast part four transcript

    The youth movement grows up. Climate Fight podcast part four transcript

    This is a transcript of The youth movement grows up, part four of Climate Fight: the world’s biggest negotiation, a series from The Anthill podcast tied to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. In this episode, we talk to experts about how countries make sure not to leave people behind and widen inequalities as they […]

  • Swedish Event explores opportunities for trade and climate agreements – SDG Knowledge Hub – IISD

    Swedish Event explores opportunities for trade and climate agreements – SDG Knowledge Hub – IISD

    SDG Knowledge Hub A project of IISD SDG Knowledge Hub A project by IISD NEWS COMMENT GUEST ARTICLES POLICY CARD GENERATION 2030 EVENT Actor REGIONS SDG NEWS GUEST ARTICLES POLICY CARD GENERATION 2030 October 5, 2021 share this Swedish event Exploring opportunities for trade and climate agreements Photo credits: @EnvatoElements tells highlights Participants discussed how […]

  • HS: Finns have great doubts about humanity’s ability to curb global warming

    HS: Finns have great doubts about humanity’s ability to curb global warming

    Climate policy measures taken around the world do not yet reflect the ambition of researchers’ goals evaluated recently that current measures allow temperatures to rise by 2.7 ° C. Most Finns seem at least somewhat skeptical about the acceleration of climate action. One-fifth of respondents said they were completely insecure and half said they were […]

  • Business Round-Up: Bestseller rewards employees with double pay in November

    Business Round-Up: Bestseller rewards employees with double pay in November

    The Danish clothing giant Bestseller has distributed mass bonuses to all its employees: equivalent to a whole extra monthly salary together with their usual November salary slip. Why the early Christmas present? After a turbulent year with the closures of COVID-19, the company wants to recognize the employees’ “great team effort” during the pandemic adversity. […]

  • The groundbreaking Global Citizens’ Assembly will guide world leaders in the climate

    The groundbreaking Global Citizens’ Assembly will guide world leaders in the climate

    One hundred participants will discuss and draft a set of citizens ’climate priorities, which they will present at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow on 31 October. On Thursday, October 7, members of the House of Representatives met for the first time. One in 100 participants is Helganna From Cologne, Germany. He is hosted and […]

  • EU environment ministers discuss EU climate package and prepare for Glasgow conference on climate change

    EU environment ministers discuss EU climate package and prepare for Glasgow conference on climate change

    In July 2021, the Commission published a comprehensive package of proposals for climate legislation. The proposals in the Fit for 55 package implement the obligation of European climate law to reduce EU greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 from 1990 levels. Environment ministers will discuss legislative proposals under the responsibility of the […]

  • The Prime Minister brings climate focus to the UN summit

    Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen (SocDem) will attend the 76th UN General Assembly in New York from 19 to 21 September. This is stated by the Prime Minister’s Office in a press release. Mette Frederiksen will focus on the urgent need to raise global climate ambitions and secure the necessary funding to achieve the objectives of […]

  • The Prime Minister brings climate focus to the UN General Assembly

    Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen (SocDem) will attend the 76th UN General Assembly in New York from 19 to 21 September. This is stated by the Prime Minister’s Office in a press release. Mette Frederiksen will focus on the urgent need to raise global climate ambitions and secure the necessary funding to achieve the objectives of […]

  • The Radicals want to make Denmark climate neutral ten years earlier than planned

    The Radicals want to make Denmark climate neutral ten years earlier than planned

    Denmark cannot wait until 2050 to become climate neutral. This must happen as early as 2040. And already in 2030, Denmark’s CO2 reductions must be close to 80 percent. These are some of the key messages in a vision from the Radicals. The party will set aside 25 billion kroner in the years leading up […]

  • Fabius with the climate agreement demands action

    Fabius with the climate agreement demands action

    As you know, it succeeded, and today the Paris Agreement is the agreement that everyone is dealing with in climate change. But it is not going so well even, Fabius thinks. The news agency Reuters interviewed him half a year ago when the Paris Agreement turned five years old. Then Fabius said he wanted the […]

  • Compensating for voluntary emissions is more effective through public guidance rather than new legislation: Report

    Compensating for voluntary emissions is more effective through public guidance rather than new legislation: Report

    So far, there have been no clear common rules for the domestic netting market, including definitions of netting and carbon neutrality. According to the study, the quality of clearing operations could be improved by developing a guide to best clearing practices and criteria. A commitment to comply with these requirements would be voluntary for companies. […]

  • The world’s major CO2 emissions are failing

    The world’s major CO2 emissions are failing

    Nearly half of the nearly 200 countries that signed the Paris Agreement in 2015 have failed to submit their tightened climate plans by the UN deadline by the end of July. It writes the news agency Reuters. Saudi Arabia and India are also among the around 90 countries that have yet to explain how they […]

  • High risk of global temperature rise within five years

    High risk of global temperature rise within five years

    There is a 40 percent risk that global warming will temporarily reach over one and a half degrees within the next five years – which, among other things, increases the risk of stronger hurricanes and heat waves. It is also above the level that the Paris Agreement aims to avoid, the World Meteorological Organization WMO […]

  • The trend breaker – more loans for green projects than fossil fuels

    The trend breaker – more loans for green projects than fossil fuels

    Since the signing of the Paris Agreement, the world’s major banks have continued to lend to investments in oil, gas and coal. But for the first time, lending is now greater for green projects than for the fossil fuel sector. It shows a compilation made by the news agency Bloombergs. Bloomberg reporters reviewed data from […]

  • Warns: No new fossil extraction – if we are to meet the 1.5-degree target

    Warns: No new fossil extraction – if we are to meet the 1.5-degree target

    There must be an immediate stop to new fossil fuel extraction if the world is to have a chance to avoid the worst climate change. This is stated by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in a report that is attracting attention today. Markus Wråke, CEO of the independent research body Energiforsk, says that the report […]

  • US Secretary of State: Denmark is world leader in green energy

    He said this at a press conference on Monday. – Denmark is a world leader in green ambitions and green technology, especially in wind energy, says Antony Blinken. He has received a warm welcome, he emphasizes. – It is a real pleasure to be here, he says. Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod (SocDem) is pleased […]

  • The US Secretary of State is coming to Copenhagen

    The US Secretary of State is coming to Copenhagen

    The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, travels to Denmark. He arrives on Sunday and travels on to Iceland on Monday. It appears from a news item from the US State Department and is confirmed by the State Department in Denmark. In Iceland, he will attend the Arctic Council meeting, which runs from 19 to […]

  • Mette F. before summit: The United States is extremely important in the climate fight

    Mette F. before summit: The United States is extremely important in the climate fight

    Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen (SocDem) is present when the President of the United States, Joe Biden, on Thursday and Friday invites 40 leaders from all over the world to a virtual climate summit. After four years with Donald Trump as the dragging president in the climate field, Joe Biden wants the United States to take […]

  • OVERVIEW: Biden’s high-profile climate summit is mostly a prelude

    OVERVIEW: Biden’s high-profile climate summit is mostly a prelude

    Here you can learn more about what to expect from the meeting: * A total of 40 leaders have been invited to the meeting. Among them are the Danish Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, as well as the EU leaders Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel. * The entire […]

  • Report: Achieving climate goals as the economy grows is still possible

    Report: Achieving climate goals as the economy grows is still possible

    According to a report published by the State Innovation Fund Sitra on Friday, it is possible for the world’s countries to achieve ambitious climate goals and at the same time achieve economic growth. However, the authors of the report noted that countries still need to take strong measures to meet their targets of limiting global […]

  • International Round-Up: More Swedes will be Danish and vice versa in 2020

    International Round-Up: More Swedes will be Danish and vice versa in 2020

    Travel restrictions and dual citizenshipOne likely reason is the COVID-19-related restrictions that have limited travel between the two countries. Until recently, for example, it was not allowed for a Dane to enter Sweden, even if the person owned a holiday home there. Another reason may be that Denmark has only allowed dual citizenship since 2015. […]

  • Niinistö proposes the 2025 Helsinki Summit to resolve climate and security issues

    Niinistö proposes the 2025 Helsinki Summit to resolve climate and security issues

    Finnish President Sauli Niinistö has proposed the Helsinki Summit in the spirit of the 1975 OSCE Security Conference. He presented the proposal in a study column that was published in the leading Helsingin Sanomat on Sunday "Arctic Cool and the spirit of Helsinki". Niinistö suggested that such a meeting could be a way to defuse, […]

  • Biden wants to hear more about Danish climate roofs

    Biden wants to hear more about Danish climate roofs

    It is crucial that the US, after the change of president from Donald Trump to Joe Biden, re-enters the Paris Agreement so that the global transition to a lower greenhouse gas emissions can continue with the US…

  • The European Court of Justice demands answers on climate work

    The European Court of Justice demands answers on climate work

    The European Court of Justice requires that the 33 countries in the Council of Europe, including Sweden, report by 27 May on how climate work relates to the goals of the Paris Agreement. The background is a lawsuit against the countries of the Council of Europe that six Portuguese young people submitted to the court […]

  • Climate researcher: “Very tough to meet the 1.5 degree goal”

    Climate researcher: “Very tough to meet the 1.5 degree goal”

    The possibility of limiting the global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees is becoming smaller as greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced and the countries of the world are not doing enough. This is what Markku Rummukainen, Sweden’s representative in the UN’s Climate Panel IPCC, says. – More is needed. Not all countries are on track. […]

  • Mette Frederiksen turned climate change with the new US Vice President

    – The USA is Denmark’s most important ally and one of our most important trade and cooperation partners. The conversation today confirmed me in the strong and close Danish-American relationship, it sounds from Mette Frederiksen in a written comment. The Prime Minister says that she was happy to welcome the United States back in the […]

  • Export companies must contribute to climate change

    Export companies must contribute to climate change

    In 2021, the state’s guarantees to export companies will be extended, to help companies recover from the pandemic. But from now on, companies seeking support must show that they are contributing to climate change in accordance with the Paris Agreement. Foreign companies that are active in Sweden and contribute to Swedish exports can also apply […]

  • This week’s editorial: It’s about density

    This week’s editorial: It’s about density

    Too many people and too many animals in areas that are too small will sooner or later again cause viral pandemics. On a knife edgeIn nature, there have always been viruses, but wild animals kept their distance, and the viruses disappeared, the expert Anders Fomsgaard claimed in Politiken last week. He argued that many years […]

  • Ekot broadcasts live: Paris agreement 5 years

    Ekot broadcasts live: Paris agreement 5 years

    On the day five years after the Paris election was concluded. Ekot’s environmental correspondent Marie-Louise Kristola reports that the development is going in the wrong direction. Boris Johnson, Angela Merkel and Stefan Löfven and several of the world’s leaders speak.

  • World meetings to save Paris’ climate agreement, five years later

    World meetings to save Paris’ climate agreement, five years later

    When the Paris Agreement turns five, world leaders and others are ready for an anniversary summit to demonstrate their commitment to the landmark climate agreement in 2015, which critics warn already shows that it has failed. Saturday’s summit on climate ambition – hosted by France, the United Kingdom and the United Nations – hopes to […]

  • Marin, Finnish groups are positive about the EU’s climate agreement

    Marin, Finnish groups are positive about the EU’s climate agreement

    prime minister Sanna Marin (SDP) said on Friday that the latest European Union agreement on emission reductions is good news for Finland. The Prime Minister said after an all-night negotiation meeting that led to an agreement that Finland was satisfied with the outcome. “The negotiations took time because the details were different [emissions cuts] should […]

  • We are approaching three degrees warming before the end of the century

    We are approaching three degrees warming before the end of the century

    The UN warns that global warming still looks set to rise by more than 3 degrees by the end of the century. The level that is considered possible to handle for our civilization is at most 2 degrees, or preferably 1.5 degrees – which is written into the Paris Agreement. Greenhouse gas emissions have been […]

  • More and more central banks in the world are getting involved in the climate issue

    More and more central banks in the world are getting involved in the climate issue

    77 central banks in the world, like the Swedish Riksbank, have joined the Greening the Financing System network, which is usually called the central banks’ climate club. More and more central banks in the world has begun to get involved in the climate issue. This includes reducing the economic risks that climate change can lead […]

  • The AP funds have SEK 14 billion in fossil companies – despite tightening

    The AP funds have SEK 14 billion in fossil companies – despite tightening

    Almost two years ago, the law for the First to Fourth AP Funds was tightened with stricter requirements for them to invest in a sustainable way and in line with the Paris Agreement. Despite this, SEK 14 billion is invested in fossil fuel oil, gas and coal companies, according to a review conducted by Kaliber. […]

  • India invests in renewables – but opens coal mines

    India invests in renewables – but opens coal mines

    Last year, India was one of the countries in the world that invested the most in renewable energy, according to figures from the UN Environment Program. But they also do the opposite and open new coal mines. The way forward towards less greenhouse gas emissions is anything but simple, experts say. India promised in the […]

  • Hydropower is not considered a sustainable energy source

    Hydropower is not considered a sustainable energy source

    Hydropower is not considered a sustainable energy source according to a proposal from the EU Commission which has presented a list of green investments. The list of sustainable investments is a consequence of the EU’s green investment. With environmental adaptations such as the construction of salmon ladders, hydropower can be added to the list, says […]

  • The municipalities are queuing up to become climate frontrunners

    The municipalities are queuing up to become climate frontrunners

    Danish municipalities have long understood this. In one fell swoop, the number of Danish frontrunner municipalities in the climate area is now rising from 20 to 66. Ballerup, Odense and Hjørring are some of the 46 new municipalities that are putting a turbo on the local climate effort. Through the project DK2020, they must all […]

  • Green light for green investments

    Green light for green investments

    The EU has given the go-ahead for the European Investment Bank EIB to pay out the equivalent of SEK 10,000 billion for various types of green investments over the next ten years. It reports Reuters. The money will, for example, go to projects that promote biodiversity and sustainability and that are in line with the […]

  • Norwegian Prime Minister: Cooperation with Trump was unpredictable and demanding

    Norwegian Prime Minister: Cooperation with Trump was unpredictable and demanding

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg: Cooperation with Trump was unpredictable. Biden is a person who stands very clearly for common solutions and the United States’ role in the international world Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide expects that the United States will once again take international leadership in climate policy with Joe Biden as president. Prime Minister […]

  • Jeppe Kofod: Biden can get the United States back in the climate fight

    Jeppe Kofod: Biden can get the United States back in the climate fight

    – I think there are really good things in Biden’s agenda – not least that he wants the United States back in the climate fight and join the country in the Paris Agreement again. – The USA is a key player if we are to achieve our climate goals, and therefore it is one of […]

  • Linde: Relations with the United States will improve

    Linde: Relations with the United States will improve

    Reactions are pouring in for Democrat Joe Biden to win the US presidential election. Foreign Minister Ann Linde believes that the result will benefit relations between Sweden and the United States. – It is nice that we have received a result after so long after the election itself. Of course, I am very happy that […]

  • No stranger to green diplomacy, Denmark’s climate ambassador has hit the ground running

    No stranger to green diplomacy, Denmark’s climate ambassador has hit the ground running

    Denmark turned heads around the world at the end of last year, when the government appointed Tomas Anker Christensen as the country’s first climate ambassador. With a career in diplomacy spanning decades and with ample work in climate change, Christensen was hailed as the ideal candidate for the job. Together with his recent period as […]

  • WMO Secretary-General: The emission reduction for Covid is over

    WMO Secretary-General: The emission reduction for Covid is over

    According to the Finnish Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the coronavirus has had only a temporary effect on carbon emissions. Speaking to Yle on Saturday, Petteri Taalas said the pandemic reduced emissions earlier in the year, but the figures have now returned to previous levels. "Over the last few months, CO2 emissions […]

  • European legislators return 60 percent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030

    BRUSSELS October 7 (Xinhua) – The European Parliament has shown support for a climate goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 60 percent by 2030 from 1990 levels, according to the results of the vote announced by Parliament on Wednesday. In the vote in plenary late on Tuesday, the new target was approved with 352 […]

  • EU parliamentarian: “Wanted to go much further”

    EU parliamentarian: “Wanted to go much further”

    The European Parliament wants to sharpen the EU’s climate goals. Really high targets are expected for 2030 if the European Parliament gets what it wants. The responsible negotiator in the parliament, the Social Democrat Jytte Guteland, is very satisfied. – I’m extremely happy. We will reduce emissions by 60 percent by 2030 and we will […]

  • Thousands of demonstrations for the climate

    Thousands of demonstrations for the climate

    Around the world, over three thousand actions for the climate were held today. It was the climate movement Fridays For Futures’ first physical demonstrations since the corona pandemic put an end to demonstrations. The largest turnout was in Germany. – We are not here because the climate crisis is dangerous. We are here because we […]

  • The EU is taking a new step towards stricter climate goals

    The EU is taking a new step towards stricter climate goals

    The EU is now taking steps towards stricter climate goals. The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has just voted for increased emission reductions by 2030, and by 2050 the EU will be climate neutral. – We got a good result today, with, among other things, a strong increase for 2030 with a 60 percent reduction, says […]

  • Greta the Great is back

    Greta the Great is back

    On August 20, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and three other teenage activists had a 90-minute meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to press their demands for tougher measures to limit climate change. Germany currently holds the rotating presidency of the European Union for six months. Greta, the 17-year-old environmental activist, is back at school […]