Poverty and climate change are the two main challenges for the 21st century and the European Commission has just made public a Communication addressing these issues.
Our economy and our lifestyle rely on growing energy demand. Technology could allow us to extract natural gas which was out of reach until now. How deep can we drill into the ground, and how deep should we drill into our hunger for energy?
Does Europe need an Ethical Framework for Assessing Research, Production and Use of Energy ? Interview with Prof Emmanuel Agius.
The price of carbon per-tonne was €20 in 2008 and has in recent times fallen as low as €5. This proves to be a real disincentive to investing in low-carbon technology.
As countries emerge from the economic crisis, the revenues that can be saved from removing inefficient fossil fuel subsidies can be redirected to poverty alleviation, health and education.
Doha Climate Change Conference has reached very poor results increasing doubts about multilateralism.
Decision makers were expected to put a halt to the unsustainable paths we’re engaged in, and to support the sustainable solutions that are needed most urgently. They failed to do so.
> 20 June
COMECE and CEC organise a Dialogue Seminar with the EU Commission on ‘European citizenship – challenges and benefits’
> 24-27 June
COMECE organises a « Week for Hope » on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Ecclesia in Europa in Brussels