Environment

Climate change cost Europeans €446 billions over the last 40 years 

Friday 16 April 2021 | Daniele Ruzza
| VoxEurop

Climate change related extreme events have seriously damaged the countries of the European Economic Area, accounting for loss of almost 3 percent of GDP for each country, per year. 


A Grand Tour of global warming in south-east Europe 

Wednesday 03 March 2021 | Antoine Laurent
| OBC Transeuropa

Drawing inspiration from the long voyages taken by well-off European youths in centuries past, OBC Transeuropa takes us on a tour of global warming hotspots in south-east Europe.


The Global Wind Atlas

Thursday 29 October 2020 | OBC Transeuropa

The Global Wind Atlas displays the typical amount of wind flowing in all areas of Europe, making it easier to identify valuable ares for wind power generation. 


Eloi Laurent: “An alliance between social justice and ecological sustainability must take over” 

Monday 01 February 2021 | Catherine André
| Alternatives Economiques

The Covid-19 pandemic is a cruel reminder that ecosystem vitality and human health are closely linked. For Eloi Laurent, "the best economic policy is a good health policy and the best health policy is a good environmental policy. We see that there is no trade-off between economy and environment."


An interactive map on climate warming in Europe 

Friday 18 December 2020 | OBC Transeuropa
Sheldon.studio

Our analysis looks at the rise in average temperature for about 100,000 municipalities in Europe. Mean temperature values of the 1960s were compared with those of the 2010s, in order to explore the import of global warming at a local level.


How energy is produced in the EU (and how much greenhouse gas it produces) 

Friday 22 January 2021 | Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

The natural resources used to produce energy directly impact CO2 emission levels and the long-term environmental sustainability of the energy sector. National differences within the EU are large, and suggest the very different approaches being taken.


CO2: the EU disincentives are not working 

Thursday 04 February 2021 | Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

The EU Emission Trading System, the EU’s main mechanism to disincentivise CO2 emissions, seems not to have had the desired results. Major industrial groups, often with the support of their own governments, profit from systemic weaknesses while continuing to produce energy using fossil fuels.


European banks are still major backers of the fossil fuel industry 

Monday 25 January 2021 | Gianluca De Feo
| OBC Transeuropa

As public institutions struggle to implement their plans effectively, private banks are still not pulling their weight. With the slowness and mounting obstacles facing public finances, combined with the unreliability of the private system, how secure is the future of energy transition?


Emissions in Europe: how much CO2 does energy cost us? 

Thursday 21 January 2021 | Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

In terms of CO2, energy production is the human activity with the worst impact on the environment in Europe. Emissions in the EU may be falling, but there are still major obstacles to achieving climate neutrality. Meanwhile, to the east, dozens of new coal plants will be built in the near future.


buildings in Malmö

Climate renovation of buildings: lessons from around Europe 

Tuesday 26 January 2021 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

To meet its climate targets, the EU must double the speed it is renovating its residential and office buildings. Sweden has already almost completely decarbonised its sector. But it is on its own.