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The European Union approved on Monday a law to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of heavy-duty vehicles to a stricter standard. The EU stated that heavy-duty vehicles account for more than 25 percent of greenhouse gas emissions from road transport in the region. The regulation proposes various objectives. Besides maintaining the 2025 emissions reduction target [...]

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The Bundestag, Germany’s federal Parliament, passed on Friday the second amendment of the Federal Climate Protection Act. The amendment passed a day after the Federal Constitutional Court rejected a lawmaker’s objection to the amended bill. The amendments aim to reduce the pressure against individual sectors by removing some greenhouse gas emissions targets. In the Bundestag [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday that Switzerland violated its human rights obligations by failing to adequately address the impacts of climate change, following a complaint brought by a group of elderly women activists. In a majority vote of 16 to one, the Grand Chamber of the ECHR found that Switzerland had [...]

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Dutch police stopped farmers’ protests across the Netherlands on Monday regarding low prices for produce and the EU’s Green Deal. The protests disrupted traffic by blocking freeway exit roads and setting fires. In a statement released on Monday, the police in Gelderland highlighted the health risks and environmental hazards posed by the protests. They also [...]

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The resumption of any kind of negotiations or diplomatic ties with the Taliban should come with principles and conditions. Such conditions should be no less than those enshrined in the fundamental principle of human rights and dignity and expected in a multi-ethnic and democratic country. Afghanistan cannot afford to settle for anything less than the [...]

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The Supreme Court of the State of Montana denied the state’s attempt to stay a landmark climate ruling in a 5-2 decision on Tuesday. In August 2023, a Montana state judge struck down a provision of the Montana Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) because it violated “the right to a clean and healthful environment,” a fundamental right enshrined in [...]

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The Berlin-Brandenburg Higher Administrative Court held Thursday that the German Government violated federal climate change law by failing to reach annual targets. The ruling now means the government must implement changes to achieve these unmet goals. The court found that the groups were successful in their claims. It held that the government had failed to [...]

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A comprehensive US government climate report released Tuesday confirmed that extreme weather linked to climate change is worsening despite drops in US greenhouse gas emissions. The report urged further action to mitigate potentially catastrophic consequences across the country. The Fifth National Climate Assessment report comes amid a rash of extreme weather events that have affected [...]

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