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Report calls for separate land use climate policy

Shoehorning land use, land use change and forestry emissions into EU climate policy covering other sectors could water down the 2030 emission reduction target to 33-37%, a study has found
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German plan for lignite criticised

Germany’s plan to gradually close some lignite power plants instead of imposing a levy on their emissions has been criticised for offering a subsidy to polluting power generation
News Pollution, exhaust fumes (credit: Stefan Redel/123RF)

New car CO2 underestimated by 31%

The flawed procedure for testing new cars is underestimating CO2 by almost a third. But the EU's regulations have still been more effective than voluntary approaches wood have been, experts say
News Markets, trading

Auditors flag EU ETS problems

The EU needs to beef up enforcement in the emissions trading system to ensure its integrity, an audit has found
Comment People, William Todts

Transport in ETS could be slippery slope

The mooted inclusion of transport in the carbon market at national level could do long-term damage to the EU’s efforts to cut vehicles’ climate impact, says William Todts of T&E
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Biodiversity Protection

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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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