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Sungevity's Klimaatnieuws - Week 48

We helpen je graag energie besparen. Daarom zetten we het laatste (internationale) solar-, klimaat-, en energienieuws voor je op een rijtje. Hoef je dat niet meer zelf te doen.

Macron reinstated this week his commitment to his ‘ecological transition’ as he has named France’s energy transition plan. A key objective is to close down all the existing coal plants in the country, NRC (Dutch) reports. In an attempt to achieve very ambitious energy transition targets, Macron despite resistance affirmed that coal power plants should be phased out. The dependency Macron stressed as the greatest obstacle to achieving a complete and effective energy transition.

Further calls for the entirety of Europe to embark on a path of energy transition are continuously made. DeStandaard (Dutch) reports that the EU Commission highlights the importance of an energy neutral Europe. The Commissioner states that this should be achieved by 2050. Specifically, the share of oil and gas in energy consumption needs to be lowered from 55% to 20% to the benefit of the Co2 reduction and securing a better geopolitical position. The overall objective is to reduce Co2 emissions by 80 to 90% by 2050, and this is to be achieved through seven different pathways. Among others, more energy efficient housing and the storage of Co2 emissions are considered.

On the other side of the planet, Brazil has formally opted out of hosting the UN Climate talks in 2019. The new administration under President Bolsonaro stated that under current budgetary restrictions and government transition the talks cannot be hosted, the Guardian reports. This development is observed as a blow to the international community, as Brazil is said to play a crucial role as the country houses the Amazon rainforest. Only two months prior to this reversal the country offered to host the talks, under the current administration.

At a global level news from the UNEP signals a strong message. A report issued this week calls for the international community to lower their C02 emissions below 1,5 degrees Celsius to pre-industrial times, as opposed to 2 degrees which are the current benchmark. This change has been motivated by the so-called ‘emissions gap’ the UNEP points out in their press release. A gap denoting for the difference between where society is and should be in terms of C02 reduction.

Many different actors have stakes in tackling climate change. Among others, companies have financial stakes in how climate change will be handled. Duurzaamnieuws.nl (Dutch) reports this week that if all large global companies are included, they would suffer a financial loss from climate change up to $1,6 trillion. All the risks emanating from climate change have an enduring effect on assets, in all its shapes and forms. Specifically, assets stemming from investments dependent on natural resources were taken for analyzing these effects. The estimated loss a mind-boggling large sum!

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