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Kate Abnett

EU drafts plan to delay decision on labelling gas a 'green' investment

2:32pm EDT

BRUSSELS/LONDON The European Union plans to delay a decision on whether to label natural gas power plants as a sustainable investment in landmark green finance regulations due to be published next week, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.

U.S. seeks to polish tarnished reputation with new climate change pledges

10:07am EDT

WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) -The United States hopes to restore its shattered credibility when it hosts a climate change summit next week by pledging to cut its greenhouse emissions by at least half and securing agreements from allies for faster reductions, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

Businesses urge EU and Britain to link their carbon markets

7:36am EDT

BRUSSELS Energy firms, businesses and traders from the European Union and Britain on Thursday urged the two sides to link their carbon markets, a move they said would help them fight climate change.

U.S. seeks to polish tarnished reputation with new climate change pledges ahead of Earth Day

7:00am EDT

WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) -The United States hopes to restore its shattered credibility when it hosts a climate change summit next week by pledging to cut its greenhouse emissions by at least half and securing agreements from allies for faster reductions, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

U.S. seeks to polish tarnished reputation with new climate change pledges ahead of Earth Day

1:00am EDT

WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS, April 15 The United States hopes to restore its shattered credibility when it hosts a climate change summit next week by pledging to cut its greenhouse emissions by at least half and securing agreements from allies for faster reductions, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

EU commissioner blasts Brazil climate pledge for not going far enough

Apr 14 2021

BRASILIA The European Union's top environment official told Brazil on Wednesday that the South American country's updated climate pledge "sends a bad signal" by only committing to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2060.

U.S., European firms, investors pile pressure on Biden to hike climate target

Apr 13 2021

BRUSSELS (Reuters) -Hundreds of U.S. and European companies and investors on Tuesday called on the United States to slash its greenhouse gas emissions at least 50% this decade, adding to mounting pressure on the Biden administration ahead of a climate summit next week.

European CEOs, lawmakers add to pressure on Biden to hike climate target

Apr 13 2021

BRUSSELS, April 13 European politicians, companies and trade unions on Tuesday called on the United States to slash its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% this decade, adding to mounting pressure on the Biden administration ahead of a climate summit next week.

EU chief adviser says credibility of green finance rules at risk

Apr 12 2021

BRUSSELS/LONDON The head of the group advising the European Union on its green finance rules has urged Brussels to resist political pressure to weaken them, saying the credibility of the regulation is at stake.

Once 'green' plug-in hybrid cars suddenly look like dinosaurs in Europe

Apr 12 2021

LONDON/BRUSSELS Remember when plug-in hybrid cars were the go-to technology for the climate-conscious driver? Turns out, they're not good for the environment, according to some experts, and they could be phased out by carmakers in the face of tougher European rules. | Video

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