Expert proposals to classify sustainable assets in the EU and set standards for green bonds have “great potential” to help the bloc lead on green ..
News 14 Jul 2017
The European Commission confirmed on Friday that it intends to keep the EU Ecolabel in place but propose changes to make it more targeted ..
News 30 Jun 2017
The European Parliament’s lead MEP on the post-2020 sustainability rules for biofuels is set to propose limiting EU bioenergy support to energy produced from waste ..
News 6 Jun 2017
New Eurostat figures show three-quarters of EU freight continue to be transported by road despite a push by policymakers towards greener trains and inland ships ..
News 26 May 2017
The Greens and environmentalists welcomed on Tuesday a ruling by the EU court that a recently initialled EU-Singapore trade deal cannot be adopted without the ..
News 16 May 2017
Green MEP Bas Eickhout has been urged by fellow lawmakers to consider the impacts of his “ideological” proposal to target a 25% share of electric ..
News 4 May 2017
Once-in-a-century coastal floods could become an annual disaster in Europe if CO2 emissions continue to rise, a new study has warned ..
News 16 Mar 2017
Dutch cities have helped to secure Europe’s global leadership in electric vehicles, but the country is struggling to decarbonise the power these use, according to ..
News 7 Mar 2017
The European Commission's plans to harmonise EU rules for materials in contact with drinking water could prove expensive and hard to monitor, an expert has ..
News 6 Mar 2017
- Pollution,General Policy,Nature
EU legislation should be revised to require member states to take on subsidiary liability for damage to the environment, an MEP has proposed ..
News 24 Feb 2017
France is planning to create the world’s largest marine protected area across its overseas territories, the country’s environment ministry said on Friday ..
News 24 Feb 2017
- Waste & Resources,Pollution,General Policy
A “global ecodesign approach” is needed for tyres and textiles as the microplastics they release make up a third of plastic pollution in the world’s ..
News 22 Feb 2017
Brussels will consider new indicators to measure whether EU funds for Natura 2000 sites improve conservation after EU auditors found fault with countries’ management of ..
News 21 Feb 2017
The water industry has called for binding EU legislation to set standards for reused water, while the agriculture sector insists on a more flexible approach ..
News 17 Feb 2017
Two-thirds of UN natural heritage sites are under increased threat from human activities, while the situation in Europe has improved, a new study co-authored by ..
News 14 Feb 2017