Months after the European Elections, we’re back to talk about its main takeaways, namely gains for the greens and the strengthening of anti-immigrant far-right parties. We bring you two reports on Insiders Unreported Europe – Euronews’ current affairs magazine. One from Italy and one from Germany.
Europe is bracing itself as parts of the continent are expected to see temperatures soaring above 40 degrees Celsius this week. Meteorologists say this June heatwave will possibly break previous national all-time records in France before Friday.
The window for action on the Paris Agreement is closing. Governments and businesses have a responsibility to invest in a just transition to a safer, fairer, cleaner energy system, and ecosystem restoration and recovery.
Temperatures expected to break all-time highs for June in the coming days as a heatwave is about to sweep through the continent. Today Paris is expected to reach 34 degrees Celsius, Frankfurt 35C and Madrid 37C. Tomorrow temperatures are expected to rise even further with 42C in Northern Spain.
In France, the National Assembly will discuss its carbon neutral objectives this week. The new proposals will set a 2050 target for the country to be carbon neutral. It will also pledge to halve its reliance on nuclear energy by 2035 and close all its coal-fired power stations within 3 years.
China's vice minister for agriculture was elected on Sunday to lead the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the first Chinese national to run the 74-year-old agency at a time when climate change is leaving more people hungry.
Back in April, climate activist Greta Thurnberg encouraged MEPs to "panic" about climate change as if "the house is on fire." However, EU leaders were unable to adopt a goal for climate neutrality during Thursday's summit.