CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from CASwiki's Europe article and is for news and comment in that context.
  • Revealed: almost everyone in Europe is breathing toxic air, (Sep 20, 2023)
  • Berliners rave against motorway extension threatening cultural venues, (Sep 03, 2023)
  • The World’s Therapists Are Talking to Ukraine, (Aug 24, 2023)
  • Welcome to the world’s first zero-waste island, (Aug 21, 2023)
  • Many global corporations will soon have to police up and down their supply chains as EU human rights ‘due diligence’ law nears enactment, (Aug 03, 2023)
  • Mon dieu, France invests cool $2 billion to promote cycling, (May 26, 2023)
  • Talking robots, urban bogs and free bikes: inside Europe’s ‘green capital’, Positive News (May 02, 2023)
  • Not yet accessible, affordable nor mainstream: campaigners tighten the screw on new EU Right to Repair proposal, (Mar 22, 2023)
  • ‘Historic moment’ for nature as Europe’s first wild river national park announced in Albania, The Guardian (Mar 15, 2023)
  • Ireland has lost almost all of its native forests – here’s how to bring them back, The Conversation (Feb 24, 2023)
  • ‘We’ve come so far’: how one village rose from the ashes of a wildfire, Positive News (Feb 24, 2023)

2022[edit | edit source]

  • Brussels launches permanent citizens’ assembly on climate, (Nov 17, 2022)
  • Portugal: Accelerate rights-based climate and environmental action, says UN expert, (Sep 27, 2022) — Portuguese youth are among the most concerned and outspoken in the world about the climate crisis. “To fulfil their rights, the government must give them a seat at the table, listen to their concerns and act upon their recommendations.”
  • Energy citizenship: Europe’s communities forging a low-carbon future, The Guardian (Sep 03, 2022)
  • Green Deal: pioneering proposals to restore Europe's nature by 2050 and halve pesticide use by 2030, (Jun 22, 2022)
  • Plastic pollution: European farmland could be largest global reservoir of microplastics, The Conversation (May 23, 2022)

Jul-Dec 2021[edit | edit source]

France announces fruit and veg packaging ban from 2022, Oct 12[1]

We must take a holistic approach to climate and biodiversity, KRAV, Oct 12...[2]Sweden news

Cities should be for experiment - Hamburg putting digitality at the service of citizens, Oct 4...[3]Germany news

As Bikers Throng the Streets, 'It's Like Paris Is in Anarchy' Oct 4[4]

A big, straightforward idea that shifts us to greener transport: Go anywhere in Austria for €3 a day, Oct 2[5]

Berlin's vote to take properties from big landlords could be a watershed moment, Alexander Vasudevan, Sep 29[6]

'Amazon of Europe' is first UNESCO biosphere to cover five nations, Sep 16...[7]Ecological restoration Europe

Wildfires rage across Europe, Aug 19[8]

EU unveils sweeping climate change plan, Jul 14[9]

Jan-Jun 2021[edit | edit source]

EU to cut CO2 emissions by 55% by 2030, Apr 21[10]

Climate Resilience Needs Community Roots, Mar 11[11] "One message is clear: cities can better address climate challenges by embedding democratic principles, such as collaboration, power-sharing and transparency in their climate action work."

Landscape of subnational and non-state climate action in the EU: what science tells us today, Feb 2[12] Subnational and non-state initiatives play an important role in climate action, and the number of net-zero emissions pledges is increasing rapidly among subnational and non-state actors. A new report looks into the current landscape and emission reduction potential of such initiatives in Europe.

Alongside targets and action at national level, action by subnational and non-state actors is increasingly significant in the EU. Data shows that in 2016, around 40% of EU greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions were covered by short- to mid-term targets (2020-2030) of individual actors, including cities, regions and companies.
The number of net-zero emissions pledges is also increasing rapidly among EU sub/non-state actors. As of October 2020, 36% of the EU's total population live in cities or regions with a net-zero emissions target. In addition, over 130 international cooperative initiatives focus on reducing GHG emissions across all sectors in the EU with ambitious, aspirational targets.
The high emission reduction potential shows that there is willingness to act on the ground and that more ambition is possible, but enhanced collaboration between sub/non-state actors and national or EU-level policymakers is needed.

Cargo bikes play a big role in avoiding motorised transport of goods. Many European cities operate successful cargo bike subsidy schemes. Commercial use, private ownership, sharing— all forms of cargo bike use are on the rise. Prof. Dr. Sophia Becker and Arne Behrensen, Feb 3[13]

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