The Dutch foreign minister once worked for oil company Shell and will face tough questions over his climate record in the European Parliament
The EU’s interpretation of a global renewables target is less ambitious than the Cop28 presidency’s and incompatible with the Paris agreement
Mozambique’s biggest industry claims its aluminium is green, which would help it avoid European taxes – but those claims have been questioned
The UN didn’t get all the money it wanted for its climate programmes, leaving it reliant on the whims of wealthy donor nations
The EU signed green hydrogen agreements with Egypt, Kazakhstan, Morocco and Namibia to supply the bloc with the gas ahead of its 2030 goals.
Campaigners have warned the exemption risks setting an incentive for increased logging in Europe’s corner of the Amazon forest.
The European Union plans to ban bottom-trawling in marine protected areas by 2030 but the fishing industry is resisting the measures
The EU deforestation law aims to stop imports of products if their producers have cut down trees to grow them
Finance ministers agreed to raise funds from the bloc’s carbon market but lawmakers are concerned it could compromise other green measures
Climate campaigners accused EU lawmakers of “betrayal” and some member states are preparing legal challenges to the sustainable taxonomy
Under the reform, the EU will end protection for new fossil fuel infrastructure. But existing ones will remain protected for 10 years and some gas projects for even longer
A proposal by developing countries for a loss and damage facility isn’t flying with rich nations, who prefer other options.
EU green investment rules facilitate the rollout of blue hydrogen, a fuel that could be more polluting than the fossil gas it is set to replace
The new guidelines include a special clause for natural gas, allowing member states with the lowest GDP to transition from coal to gas
Brussels’ proposed green reforms to the Energy Charter Treaty face resistance from Japan, yet do not go far enough for environmental campaigners
Fossil fuel investors can continue to sue governments secretly when climate policies hurt their profits, as EU lacks support for Energy Charter Treaty overhaul
The European Union is seeking to amend the Energy Charter Treaty to align with climate goals, but Japan is resisting change as negotiations resume