The vote by the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the Governments of the Member States of the European Union on the EU regulation blocking the production and marketing of CO2-emitting vehicles from 2035 has been postponed until a later date.
A postponement that was deemed 'an Italian success'. Below is the comment of the Italian Climate Network with the statement of its President, Serena Giacomin.
On 16 March 2022, the FUR FREE EUROPE initiative was registered with the European Commission, which envisages the abolition of animal fur farms and fur sales throughout Europe.
The reasons for collecting more than 1,530,000 signatures across Europe in favour of this initiative are manifold.
The great enthusiasm that greeted the re-election of Ignacio Lula da Silva as President of Brazil last autumn also reverberated among the pavilions of COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh when the newly elected President visited the Brazilian pavilion together with Environment Minister Marina Silva. Welcomed with choruses in the activists' embrace, Lula had even gone so far as to nominate Brazil as host country for COP30, scheduled for 2025, in the Amazon, symbolically stitching up the wound produced by Bolsonaro's sudden 'no' in 2019, to COP25 already organised and then migrated first to Chile, then to Spain, now bringing it to a highly symbolic location.
But how have the first two months of Lula's government gone from the point of view of the environment and climate? It is difficult, due to the complex international scenario, to draw a complete line, but the stories of a ship and of the Amazon Forest they are going to be mentioned, help us in the clearing up our minds.
Ultra cyclist Omar Di Felice's 2023 begins with a new extreme winter adventure crossing the remote Ladakh region among the Himalayan mountains and glaciers.
After returning early from Antarctica and waiting to set off again on what will be his second attempt to cross the planet's most remote continent, he has set a new goal.
An adventure that marks the point of departure: Omar will cross one of the highest and coldest regions on Earth, Ladakh. Located in the north of India, on the border between Pakistan and China, the region is the Himalayan district that still preserves Tibetan Buddhism intact, so much so that it is also nicknamed 'the Little Tibet of India'.
From 16 to 20 January, leaders from industry and politics met in Davos, Switzerland, for the annual winter summit of the World Economic Forum. The title of this year's edition was 'Cooperating in a Fragmented World', with a direct reference to the Russian-Ukrainian conflict and its geopolitical consequences.
Late Sunday night, around 4 a.m. Montreal time, the Kunming-Montreal Agreement, or Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) for this decade, was adopted at COP15.
COP15 President Huang Runqiu moved to adopt the agreement during the closing plenary along with a package of decisions relating to: a monitoring framework; planning, monitoring and review mechanisms; capacity building and technical cooperation initiatives; resource mobilisation; and digital sequencing information (DSI) of genetic resources.
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