Euranet Plus Green Deal podcast

The European Union wants to go green. In December 2019, the European Commission unveiled its Green Deal, its roadmap to making the EU economy sustainable and thus achieving its end goal: to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. But what does the Green Deal mean for each of us? As citizens, as consumers, what habits will we need to change to make our day-to-day lives more sustainable? What compromises will we have to make? And what measures can we expect from Europe and our national public authorities to encourage these changes? By delving into daily life across the EU in this Green Deal podcast, our network of radio correspondents provides insight and answers to the challenges facing the bloc.

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Plenty more fish in the sea?

Monday Mar 20, 2023

Monday Mar 20, 2023

The EU’s efforts to improve its fisheries policy appear to be falling short given the scale of the challenges faced by Europe’s fishing industry. Euranet Plus radio journalists canvass the views of fishermen across the bloc.
Brought to you by Euranet Plus. Host: Hermine Donceel. Image: Shutterstock

Monday Mar 06, 2023

Our network of European journalists visited transport experts in their respective countries to look at existing - and potential future - initiatives to understand how public transport can be a key element in achieving better air quality and limiting greenhouse gas emissions.
Brought to you by Euranet Plus. Host: Hermine Donceel. Image: Shutterstock

Thursday Feb 16, 2023

On the occasion of Valentine's Day, journalists from our radio network met florists from all over the European Union to find out more about the European flower industry. Their report is not entirely rosy…
Image © Demchyshyna Alina / Shutterstock

Tuesday Feb 07, 2023

Did you know that the building sector accounts for 40 per cent of all European energy consumption? And that it is also the biggest source  of the bloc’s greenhouse gas emissions as it generates 36 per cent of its carbon emissions? It goes without saying that the European Union will not be able to achieve its Green Deal climate ambitions of cutting 55 per cent of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 without ensuring this key sector plays its part.
Renovating your home to make it more energy efficient has great potential for the climate – and for your wallet. So, are you playing you part?
© Photo by Mikhaylovskiy on Shutterstock

Monday Dec 19, 2022

From wrapping paper and packaging to fairy lights, fireworks and Christmas trees, our Christmas customs generate a lot of waste and have a significant environmental impact. In this episode, our journalists speak to people from all over the EU, with a special focus on Europe’s blogging community! They are full of suggestions on how we can celebrate more sustainably.
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Thursday Dec 01, 2022

Women, who are more vulnerable to climate change, are at the forefront of the fight against it - although their battle to have a say in the design of climate laws and tools is far from over. Follow the journalists who speak to women across the EU to see if this relationship between gender and the climate really holds true.

Thursday Nov 17, 2022

Extreme weather events, a consequence of climate change, are becoming more frequent and intense around the world. While EU members will also find themselves increasingly compelled to develop politics and strategies to help citizens adapt, the bloc’s water resources require better coordination at EU level too. Listen to what the journalists across our EU radio network found out.
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Friday Nov 04, 2022

Recent disastrous events, the COVID pandemic and then the war in Ukraine, have caused major disruption in supply chains. The European Union feels a pressing need to increase self-sufficiency when it comes to the supply of minerals and other critical raw materials. But if we plan to reshore this supply, we will have to bear the environmental and social costs of our own consumption.

Tuesday Oct 18, 2022

Can Mother Nature and social media influencers walk hand in hand – or does social media only serve to promote materialism and consumerism, instead of the societal sea change the climate crisis is calling for?
These are the questions asked by our network of pan-European journalists in this episode.

Can justice be a climate avenger?

Wednesday Oct 05, 2022

Wednesday Oct 05, 2022

Citizens, NGOs and other stakeholders are increasingly mobilising to take governments, industries or international organisations to court, in order to obtain climate justice. With climate change-related lawsuits on the rise in the EU and around the world, journalists across the Euranet Plus network have asked this question: are lawsuits the climate's best chance?


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