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Paris pledges add up to 3°C warming - EC

The climate pledges made by countries from around the world for the crucial Paris talks in December add up to global warming of “around 3°C”, the European Commission said

Chemicals, Pollution & Nature Farming, cereals

MEPs dismiss organic farming pesticide thresholds

MEPs have rejected the European Commission’s proposal to set thresholds for pesticide contamination of organic produce in favour of requiring farmers to take steps to avoid contamination

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MEPs reject GM import ban

MEPs rejected a European Commission proposal to allow EU countries to ban genetically modified food and feed on their territory

Marco Mensink, director general, CEPI

Circular economy needs incineration restrictions

The new circular economy package can support Europe’s existing circular industries by putting a strong focus on raw material availability and quality recycling, says Marco Mensink of CEPI

Susanne Baker

REACH must be adapted to the circular economy

The EU’s chemicals policy is out of step with the drive towards ‘remanufacturing’: REACH’s unpredictability risks undermining this important circular economy sector, says Susanne Baker of EEF

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Biodiversity Protection

People: Karmenu Vella (CC BY SA 3.0)

At a meeting in Brussels on 12 May, EU environment ministers discussed the importance of integrating biodiversity protection into other policy areas.

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