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Broad coalition calls on EU not to rely on hydrogen to decarbonise buildings

33 businesses, industry associations, NGOs and think tanks are urging the European Commission to prioritise available efficient and sustainable solutions to decarbonise buildings and avoid the direct use of hydrogen for this purpose.

PwC: net-zero hopes rest on fivefold global decarbonisation ramp up

According to PwC’s recently published Net Zero Economy Index, at the current rate of energy consumption and carbon-dioxide emissions, the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement is out of reach.

The new US approach to CEE

Energy- and climate change-related topics are the first items on Joe Biden’s agenda: the Paris Agreement, the Keystone XL pipeline, methane emissions. How will the US reengage with Central and Eastern Europe?

World leaders urge more ambition on biodiversity protection at One Planet Summit

Biodiversity represents the natural capital of the world, yet we are bringing irreversible damage to ecosystems. Heads of State and government, leaders of international organisations came together at the One Planet Summit to discuss how to reverse this negative trend.

UN to build a global coalition for carbon neutrality by the middle of the century

For António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, the global response to the climate emergency has been utterly inadequate. We need meaningful cuts now, to reduce global emissions by 45% by 2030.

IEA to produce the world’s first comprehensive roadmap to net-zero emissions

The IEA announced that it will produce the world’s first comprehensive roadmap for the energy sector to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. The report is part of a series of new IEA projects to reach global energy and climate goals.

EU launches consultation for legally binding EU nature restoration targets

The European Commission has launched an online public consultation on the development of legally binding EU nature restoration targets. Restoring Europe’s damaged ecosystems will help to increase biodiversity, mitigate and adapt to climate change.

Member States must reduce air pollution to bring more benefits than costs to society

The number of premature deaths due to air pollution could be reduced by around 55% in 2030 if Member States implemented all measures agreed under the existing EU legislation regulating sources of air pollution and limiting climate change.

Rosneft presents its environmental agenda until 2035

Rosneft has reviewed its environmental agenda in the context of low-carbon economy, including climate risks management and defining opportunities related to the future energy demand.

2020: an eventful year

The coronavirus pandemic made the headlines of this past year. As many experts compared it to the SARS experience of 2003 and the financial crisis of 2008, the current pandemic hit very hard the energy industry.

“Romania plants for tomorrow” action reaches 550,000 trees in 2020

Another one million trees will be planted within the "Romania plants for tomorrow" action. OMV Petrom has been contributing since March allocating 4.6 million euros as financial support.

The existing link between gender inequality and climate change

Gender inequalities are reflected in differential vulnerability and exposure to the hazards posed by climate change and addressing them is key to increase the adaptive capacities of societies.

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