# Climate change

An S-Bahn train enters the central station in Dresden, Germany, 29 November 2017. The automotive club ADAC presents a study on the transport situation in the 15 biggest cities in Germany. Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa
An S-Bahn train enters the central stati […]

German government seriously considering free public transport idea

Facing EU penalties over poor air quality, Germany has said it wants to test free public transport in five cities. Bonn and Essen are among the cities to serve as testing grounds for the idea.
Greenpeace activists standing in front of the EU Commission building and holding signs with the text "Clean air now" during a protest in Brussels, Belgium, 30 January 2018. The activists painted blue lungs on their chests. German Federal Minister for the Environment Hendricks (SPD) and Ministers from eight other EU countries are to answer before the EU Commission regarding heightened emissions. Photo: Elena Metz/dpa
Greenpeace activists standing in front o […]

EU gives countries 10 days to present measures improving air quality

Nine European member countries are just one step away from being taken to court for breaching EU air pollution limits.
View of the exhaust pipes of a diesel car, taken on 14.06.2012 in Leipzig. The fumes from diesel cars contain a lot of unhealthy nitric oxide. (to dpa "Diesel plays in the fleet of the state government still leading role" from 19.09.2017) Photo: Hendrik Schmidt / dpa /archive
View of the exhaust pipes of a diesel ca […]

EU Commission wants 30-per-cent cut to car Emissions by 2030

The EU Commission wants carbon dioxide emissions from cars to be reduced by 30 per cent by 2030.
Demonstrators call for the implementation of the World Climate Agreement on 04.11.2017 in Bonn (North Rhine-Westphalia) with a model of the globe with the inscription "Save the climate". The demonstration will take place in the run-up to the World Climate Change Conference, which starts on November 6, 2017 in Bonn.
Demonstrators call for the implementatio […]

World gathers in Bonn to debate progress on Paris Agreement

With the US set to withdraw, and greenhouse gas emissions rising, the Climate Change Conference is running out of time.