Second after the UK, Hungary could have accepted a Climate Protection Framework yesterday (22 February), but the government backed out from it’s own initiative, after heavy pressure of the industrial lobby.
Fifty-five countries accounting for almost 80% of world greenhouse gas emissions have pledged varying goals for fighting climate change under a deadline in the "Copenhagen Accord", the United Nations said on Monday.
Friends of Earth Europe and the Stockholm Environment Institute believes that everithing that Europe has to do to reach its climate goals can be listed in two pages. Moreover, it is possible by only using domestic resources.
EU environment ministers have met in Sweden over the weekend (24-25. June) and they have agreed to increase the 20 percent emission reduction target to 30 percent, if other, non EU countries also table more ambitious plans. Ministers enhanced that only those developping countries will recieve EU funds that have strong commitments and concrete plans regarding emmission reduction.
The three days meeting of EU energy, and environment ministers starts today (július 23.) in Are. The goal is to prepare for the december UN meeting in Copenhagen, but also the strategy for building an eco-efficient EU-economy will be tabled.