”European leaders will not tolerate over time an imbalance in the trade relationship,” said European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen in an interview with the European Newsroom on Tuesday, ahead of the EU-China summit on December 7. Besides trade, the EU officials plan to also address China-Russia relations, sanctioned MEPs and the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East.
As world leaders prepare for the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), Secretary-General António Guterres urged them to step up efforts to mitigate the negative effects of global warming. In this context, the EU is committed to ensuring that world leaders agree to phase out fossil fuels and rapidly increase the production of renewable energy.
Green movements are on the rise in the Western Balkans and the broader area. Do they have a chance of success and will they be able to play a role in the region’s environmental future?
The 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly is drawing to a close. Tackling the effects of climate change and resolving military conflicts in Europe and beyond have emerged as bottlenecks. On a positive note, EU countries have shown that they’re making progress towards achieving the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
In response to the record high temperatures in Europe and elsewhere around the world this summer, social media users accused the European Space Agency (ESA) of having modified its measurement methods to achieve the striking results. They claimed that the agency was now measuring the land surface temperature, which is higher than air temperature. However, this is a misinterpretation of an ESA article about the heatwave. The institution has not made changes to its methodology and had in fact already published land surface temperature data in the past. What’s more, the ESA is not responsible for validating temperature records. That is the role of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which uses other measurements that it receives from weather stations.