by Jeff Spross Posted on October 24, 2014
The European Commission must still propose specific legislation for the European Parliament to pass. But this morning's deal is a sign that the necessary political compromises and understandings are in place.
by Jeff Spross Posted on October 21, 2014
Professor Jim Skea recently told the BBC that cutting the E.U.'s carbon emissions only 40 percent by 2030 would leave its member countries poorly positioned to reach 80 or 95 percent by 2050.
by Ben Norton, Shannon Greenwood Posted on May 30, 2014
Last week's European Parliament elections saw the gains of some less than sane parties.
by Matt Browne - Guest Contributor Posted on May 28, 2014 Updated: September 8, 2014
The 2014 European Parliament elections make dim reading for progressives. Beyond the headlines, however, significant successes provide hope and direction for the future.
by Jeff Spross Posted on February 14, 2014 Updated: February 16, 2014
Agreement in Denmark's parliament cleared the way for a legally binding greenhouse gas emission reduction target of 40 percent below 1990's levels by 2020.
by Jeff Spross Posted on January 22, 2014
Environmental groups called the targets inadequate, but the framework does make the EU the first group of nations to pledge concrete cuts ahead of the 2015 climate talks.
by Zack Ford Posted on May 29, 2012
by Matthew Yglesias Posted on June 8, 2009 Updated: June 8, 2009