Julia Poliscanova from the sustainable transportation campaign group Transport & Environment tells DW about the European Commission's plans to make the Continent climate-neutral by boosting the use of renewables.
The EU has launched a new strategy to diversify access to rare earth materials used for electronics and consumer goods. The vast majority of the EU's current supply comes from countries with poor environmental standards.
Reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 will cost the global economy annually 1.5%, or $1 trillion to $2 trillion, a think tank has estimated. The London-based ETC calls it technically and economically possible.
The Belgian capital is known for its terrible traffic. But in the city of the EU Green Deal, new plans aim to give the streets back to pedestrians and help residents counter the crisis of a warming planet.
While far from perfect, the European Green Deal unveiled today in the European Parliament joins similar US and UK initiatives in employing an economic transformation to kickstart real climate action.
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