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Has the Coronavirus Disappeared Climate Politics?

On Monday, in a live video address, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel restarted the European Union’s Franco-German motor by proposing that the EU disperse a total of €500 billion ($545 billion) in recovery money, borrowed by Brussels on financial markets, to the bloc’s hardest-hit nations and…
bubmag
May 21, 2020
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The world urgently needs to expand its use of carbon prices

IF ECONOMISTS ruled the world, carbon prices would drive most of the action on climate change. Polluters would pay for the negative externality their emissions inflict on the planet. There might be differences on the method of payment—some might lean more towards taxes, others towards the permits used in “cap…
bubmag
May 21, 2020
Green Deal

EU Commission planning ‘green’ auto industry rescue: report

A draft proposal seen by German media suggests the EU is planning on pumping billions into its shattered auto industry. However, the aid would be contingent on promoting "cleaner cars." A day after the EU auto industry published its record-low sales figures for month of April, the European Commission is…
bubmag
May 20, 2020
Green Deal

LEAKED: Europe’s draft ‘green recovery’ plan

The European Commission’s promised green recovery plan will focus on building renovation, renewables and hydrogen as well as clean mobility and the circular economy, according to a leaked working document obtained by EURACTIV. The European Commission is busy putting together a plan to help the EU economy recover from the…
bubmag
May 20, 2020