Climate Change

40 000 species IUCN Red List threatened extinction

Almost 40,000 species on IUCN Red List are threatened with extinction

08 September 2021 - Nearly 40,000 species out of almost 140,000 on the updated IUCN Red List are threatened with extinction. The Komodo dragon's position has worsened.

Christos Stylianides Greece first climate crisis ministry

Christos Stylianides to take helm at Greece’s first climate crisis ministry

08 September 2021 - Former European Commissioner Christos Stylianides is taking over the Ministry of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection of Greece after historic wildfires

Industry joins forces with science to make Ruhr a pioneering region for a successful energy transition hydrogen

Industry joins forces with science to turn Ruhr into model region for hydrogen economy

06 September 2021 - Eight companies and institutions are working on solutions to supply the industry and residents of the Ruhr in Germany with CO2-free hydrogen.

Climate crisis is fact, Slovenia must help its farmers - president Pahor

Climate crisis is fact, Slovenia must help its farmers – President Pahor

27 August 2021 - The temperature in Slovenia is rising two times faster compared to global average, so the state must help the agricultural sector.

montenegro tpp pljevlja gas fired power plant

Montenegro mulls gas-fired power plant to replace TPP Pljevlja

26 August 2021 - Montenegro is considering options to replace the Pljevlja thermal power plant when it ceases to generate electricity.

Climate change increased intensity of German floods - report

Climate change increased intensity of German floods – report

25 August 2021 - Climate change increased the intensity and likelihood of the rainfalls and floods in Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands that killed at least 222 people.

SSAB, LKAB, Vattenfall world's first fossil-free steel

Swedish HYBRIT technology launches industry’s first fossil-free steel

19 August 2021 - Within the HYBRIT project, SSAB has manufactured the first fossil-free steel in the world and delivered it to Volvo Group.

EU coal consumption decreased by two thirds in last 30 years

EU coal consumption decreased by two thirds in last 30 years

18 August 2021 - In 2020, the EU consumed 63% and 64% less hard coal and brown coal, respectively, than in 1990, according to Eurostat's data.

July 2021 is the world’s hottest month ever recorded

July 2021 was the world’s hottest month ever recorded

18 August 2021 - It remains very likely that 2021 will rank among the world’s 10-warmest years on record, according to US agency NOAA.

Scientists urge state of emergency Croatia climate change

Scientists urge state of emergency in Croatia due to climate change

18 August 2021 - Scientists for Climate – Croatia want a state of emergency in the country because of desertification risk, sea level rise, droughts, floods and fires

Most of bilateral financing done by China, Japan, US ended in overseas fossil fuels power plants

Most of bilateral financing of power plants from China, Japan, US went to fossil fuel projects

17 August 2021 - Between 2000-2018 three countries financed coal and gas power plants with installed capacity of 243 GW. 

Coal power plant Pljevlja likely to be shut down by 2030 krivokapic Montenegrin prime minister

Coal power plant Pljevlja likely to be shut down by 2030 – Montenegrin prime minister

12 August 2021 - The state must create conditions for the development of companies able to accept employees from the sectors that will be affected by the energy transition.

Serbian president when Poland shuts down coal power plants, Serbia will do same

Serbian president: Serbia will shut down its coal power plants when Poland does

11 August 2021 - Serbia is under pressure to lose its energy security, said Aleksandar Vučić, adding he would not allow the country to become the biggest electricity importer.

G20 countries secured more money to fossil fuels then to renewables in covid 19 pandemic

G20 countries directed more funds to fossil fuels projects than to renewables

10 August 2021 - Since the beginning of 2020, the G20 countries have committed at least USD 296 billion for fossil fuels and USD 227 billion for renewables.

UN IPCC Global warming 1.5 degrees 2040

UN’s IPCC: Global warming may reach 1.5 degrees already by 2040

09 August 2021 - Only a drastic CO2 emission cut can prevent the worst global warming scenario, but the 1.5-degree level will still be hit by 2040, IPCC said

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Turkish exporters to EU face EUR 771 million burden due to carbon border tax

06 August 2021 - Producers of cement, aluminium, electricity, and steel could face additional costs estimated at EUR 399-771 million in 2026.

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