Finland is the only EU country whose bedrock is known to contain all the major battery minerals, but the prospect of increasing mining in a nation of vast forests and pristine lakes is controversial
The environment ministers of the European Union support the proposed new climate law to make Europe green by reducing the carbon level but they left it up to government leaders to strike a consensus.
Eastern EU members Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary have opposed the bloc's target of zero net carbon emissions by 2050
German Chancellor Merkel's government reaches a deal on a broad climate plan for the country that commits at least 100 billion euros by 2030 to environmental protection
The next European Commission has made an ambitious, global-leading fight against climate change the centrepiece of its mandate
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has convened a major climate summit on September 23 because the world's main polluters remain well behind their 2015 Paris Agreement goals
Moving cargo ships into the slow lane, an idea French President Emmanuel Macron floated at the G7 summit, would be one way to cut maritime transport's giant carbon footprint