Its springtime and the weather is getting warmer, the days brighter, the grass greener and people more joyful. Although a change in the weather is often a good and welcome thing, longterm climate change is an issue of great concern.
This edition of Euroabstracts focuses on the question of global warming and what the EU is doing to combat it. It examines the latest sobering report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and takes a tour of Union policy in the area, particularly how policies to promote environmental
technologies and eco-innovation can help mitigate the effect of human-induced climate change through human ingenuity.
Michel Catinat, Head of Unit “Sustainable development, climate change and competitiveness ”at the European Commission’s Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General, gives readers his strategic insight into this hot issue in a special interview.