EU, China and Canada renewing and promise to action on climate change, in spite of the virus and the economic crisis

EU, China and Canada renewing and promise to action on climate change, in spite of the virus and the economic crisis

In spite of the economic crisis posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the EU, China and Canada sent “a clear political signal” on Tuesday (7 July) that they are still committed to the Paris Agreement on climate change. Frans Timmermans, the EU’s climate chief, hosted the fourth ministerial on climate action (MoCA) at a videoconference on Tuesday, together with the environment ministers of Canada and China, Jonathan Wilkinson and Huang Runqiu. As the global coronavirus pandemic recedes, the meeting focused on aligning global recovery measures with the Paris Agreement, and improving…

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VW is going to abandon the production of gasoline and diesel cars at a key plant, in favor of electric vehicles

VW is going to abandon the production of gasoline and diesel cars at a key plant, in favor of electric vehicles

Volkswagen is set to remove production lines for all internal combustion engine vehicles from one of its key factories this year, replacing them with electric vehicle production capacity. The carmaker this week unveiled plans to convert its production plant in Emden, Germany, to an e-mobility-only location, at a cost of €1bn. Work on a new 50,000-square-metre assembly hall has already begun, with the first fully electric vehicles due to roll off the production line in the first half of 2022. A 23,000-square-metre expansion to the body shop is in the…

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