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EC must adjust emissions benchmark or risk rewarding failure - NGO

EC must adjust emissions benchmark or risk rewarding failure - NGO | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The European Commission needs to rethink how it sets the 2021-2030 emissions reduction targets, outside the emission trading scheme, or risk falling further behind the ambitions set out in the Paris Agreement. 
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If carbon pricing is so great, why isn’t it working?

If carbon pricing is so great, why isn’t it working? | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Political hurdles and low prices have made carbon pricing a low-impact affair. But there’s still hope it can help limit climate change.
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Is Burning Trees Still Green? Some Experts Now Question Biomass

Is Burning Trees Still Green? Some Experts Now Question Biomass | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Biomass was rising a decade ago as a carbon-neutral energy. But the industry is sputtering as oil and natural gas booms, and some scientists are questioning if it's actually good for the environment.
Matthew Franklin's insight:

This echoes a lot of what we have been putting out, however we have often focused on 'urban biomass' as a source of energy.

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London sets the benchmark for mobilising climate finance

London sets the benchmark for mobilising climate finance | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A new report has praised London for its ability to mobilise climate finance, and has called on global cites to turn to the private sector in order to invest the necessary $57trn in infrastructure to transition to a low-carbon economy. - edie news centre
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