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The Brief, powered by BP – Take the money and run

Tue, 2019-12-10 15:27
Two big events this week will shape the EU’s climate ambitions and any slipups could do irreparable damage to its green credentials. Here are how the pieces line up ahead of what will be a defining 48 hours or so.
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US readies sanctions against Nord Stream 2 and Turkish Stream

Tue, 2019-12-10 14:33
The US House and Senate agreed on Monday (9 December) a defence bill that would force Donald Trump's administration to impose sanctions on companies involved in the Russian-sponsored gas pipelines Nord Stream 2 and Turkish Stream.
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Defending human rights is a shared responsibility

Tue, 2019-12-10 14:01
The United States and the EU share common values and are at the front-line in defending human rights, US Ambassador Gordon Sondland writes on the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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COP25 – ethanol brings welcome contribution to transport climate action [Promoted content]

Tue, 2019-12-10 13:51
Transport accounts for a quarter of climate-harming greenhouse gas emissions and, at a glance, a quarter of COP25 talks are about cutting transport emissions. They’re the hardest kind to cut, writes James Cogan. James Cogan is a policy advisor to...
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Towards a sustainable economy: How to make the circular economy a ‘business model’ for the EU

Tue, 2019-12-10 13:23
As the new Commission President Ursula von der Leyen mentioned in her Political Guidelines in July, “circular economy is key for developing Europe’s future economic model.” However, to make this vision a reality, companies need to be convinced of Europe’s path towards eco-friendly production.
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50% Renewables by 2030: Creating a flexible power system to ensure EU’s renewable ambition becomes a reality

Tue, 2019-12-10 13:11
Today in Europe, renewable sources of energy meet 30% of electricity needs. The binding renewable energy target for the EU by 2030 is to deliver at least 50% of its electricity consumption from renewable sources of electricity.
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Europe’s solar PV sector reports 104% growth in 2019

Tue, 2019-12-10 13:11
With a growth rate of 104%, Europe’s solar photovoltaic industry is experiencing a “boom in installations,” according to statistics published on Tuesday (10 December) by SolarPower Europe, an industry association.
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Corteva signs first major gene editing deal with European company

Tue, 2019-12-10 12:51
Despite the ongoing legal uncertainty over the future of new plant breeding innovation in Europe, US agricultural company Corteva Agriscience has signed the first major deal on genome editing tools with French seed producer Vilmorin & Cie.
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Sustainable Football with Salvatore Sirigu and Elena Linari

Tue, 2019-12-10 12:50
Salvatore Sirigu and Elena Linari speak about bringing sustainability into football and into their lives.
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Boosting circular economy requires joint effort, experts warn

Tue, 2019-12-10 12:48
If Europe wants to transition towards a circular economy model, the practices have to be mainstreamed and all actors should be involved in the process, experts warned during an event hosted by EURACTIV.
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COP25: Connecting the dots on climate finance

Tue, 2019-12-10 12:45
As negotiators in Madrid are trying to break the impasse on global climate finance governance, tectonic shifts in the real economy are signaling changing tides for the oil & gas industry. Far from being separate adjustments, these changes are part of a one, large movement where Europe is at the fore-front. MEP Bas Eickhout explained to EURACTIV why.
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Don’t be fooled: Gender equality hasn’t been reached

Tue, 2019-12-10 12:16
There may be more women at the top of EU politics but equality has not been reached, and men have as great a role as women in reaching solutions, write Dagmar Schumacher and Rick Zedník.
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24 Turkish cities oppose Erdogan, support Paris Climate Agreement

Tue, 2019-12-10 12:02
Within the framework of the current COP25, 24 Turkish cities and municipalities committed themselves to the Paris Climate Agreement yesterday (9 December). Turkey is the only G20 country that has not yet ratified the Paris Agreement. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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EU pressured to do more in negotiations at COP25 climate summit

Tue, 2019-12-10 11:58
The fate of the climate negotiations at the COP25 climate summit in Madrid depends heavily on Europe. And civil society, the financial and private sector are asking for more. EURACTIV France reports.
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Luxembourg to deploy carbon tax from 2021

Tue, 2019-12-10 11:10
Luxembourg will implement a levy of €20 per tonne of carbon from 2021, as part of its efforts to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by the end of the next decade.
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Business aviation has a good story to tell when it comes to sustainability [Promoted content]

Tue, 2019-12-10 11:00
As we look to tomorrow’s industries, many considerations are important, including their carbon footprint. Within that reality, the world’s simultaneous need for mobility with sustainability will be a constant, and some transportation industries will continue to focus on sustainable, safe and secure operations, while creating jobs and economic opportunity. Business aviation is one of those industries.
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A Space Special

Tue, 2019-12-10 09:36
Welcome to EURACTIV’s weekly Transport Brief – your one port of call for all the news moving the world and much more!
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Frontier Research: Creating Pathways to Sustainability

Tue, 2019-12-10 09:22
This conference covered relevant research supported by the European Research Council (ERC) and provided a networking forum for ERC-funded researchers as well as policy-makers.
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Luxembourg urges EU debate on Palestine recognition

Tue, 2019-12-10 09:13
Luxembourg on Monday (9 December) asked for an EU-level debate on recognising Palestinian statehood, securing a promise that EU foreign ministers would "deeply discuss" the Middle East in January.
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Turkey-Libya Mediterranean deal is about energy and extending Ankara’s influence

Tue, 2019-12-10 08:30
Ankara’s moves in the Mediterranean Sea reflect President Erdoğan’s ambitions to make Turkey a leading country. But its unilateralism is unnecessarily aggravating tensions in the region and, as usual, leaves it to Brussels and Washington to sort it out, writes Henri J Barkey.
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