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EC set to rule out biocide sustainability law

Brussels looks set to rule out extending EU legislation on the sustainable use of pesticides to biocides or creating an ecolabel to promote environmentally friendly biocides

Climate

Climate negotiation chairs consolidate Paris options

The chairs of the UN climate talks have tabled a consolidated negotiating text identifying issues the Paris deal should definitely cover and “implementation details” that could be finalised elsewhere

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Countries push back HFC decision

Countries failed to establish a formal negotiating process for tackling HFCs under the Montreal Protocol at talks in Paris that ended on Friday

Waste & Resources, Products Waste, recycling - plastic bottles

Lobby urges prescriptive circular economy policies

A new lobby group advocating for a strong circular economy package has called for greater emphasis on reducing waste through stringent and prescriptive product and packaging policies

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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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News from Windpower Offshore

News about renewable energy developments from one of our sister sites, www.windpoweroffshore.com.