Climate crisis

beaches and village in Tenerife

Beach erosion puts European seaside holidays at risk 

Wednesday 22 July 2020 | Stefano Valentino
| MobileReporter
VoxEurop

The data on global warming suggests that many seaside resorts in Atlantic and Mediterranean Europe could lose their beaches due to sand erosion caused by rising sea levels and human activity.


Climate warming in Europe, municipality by municipality  Large investigation

Thursday 14 May 2020 | Lorenzo Ferrari
Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

In more than 35,000 European municipalities, average temperatures have risen by more than 2°C over the last fifty years. From big cities to small villages, the climate crisis reaches every corner of Europe – but citizens are rising up, and people in power are finally taking action.


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.


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.


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.


A girl wearing a protective mask with a "no planet B" slogan on it

With loosened cohesion rules, EU money is channelled away from climate action 

Tuesday 16 March 2021 | Louise Rozès Moscovenko
Philipp Grüll
Vlagyiszlav Makszimov
| Euractiv

EU countries have reallocated €3.8 billion of EU structural funds away from climate action to enable a rapid response to the Covid-19 crisis. However, the European Commission hopes that the incoming fresh cash will reverse that trend.


Graffiti in Zagreb

It's time for Croatia to embrace the European Green Deal 

Tuesday 06 October 2020 | Toni Gabrić
| H-Alter

Average temperatures are rising more and more in the Zagreb region, while snow cover is decreasing year after year. However, Jagoda Munić, Director of Friends of the Earth Europe says that “Croatia is a very passive observer of developments around the European Green Deal.”


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, according to a new report by the European Environment Agency. 


How the Energy Charter Treaty might hamper emissions reductions 

Monday 19 April 2021 | Emanuela Barbiroglio
| VoxEurop

The value of European fossil infrastructure protected by the Energy Charter Treaty is almost €345 billion, says research by Nico Schmidt and Oliver Moldenhauer at Investigate Europe. Lawsuits, allowed by the treaty, are likely to prevent states from adopting ambitious climate policies.


Why the Emissions Trading Scheme is not working, and how to fix it 

Tuesday 20 April 2021 | Emanuela Barbiroglio
| VoxEurop

Emissions are not for free in Europe. As a carbon trade system, the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) sets an annual cap and a price for emissions. Wijnand Stoefs, policy officer at Carbon Market Watch, says it should become “a more ambitious tool”.