More than half of EU governments want to stick with or weaken the European Commission’s draft Effort Sharing Regulation on climate change, groups warn ..
News 28 Mar 2017
The European Commission has begun work to set new binding limits on pollutants in waste gas from chemical plants, with a first draft expected late ..
News 16 Mar 2017
Stakeholders have generally welcomed a common position on rule changes to the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS) reached by environment ministers on Tuesday ..
News 1 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
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
EU nature laws have helped many areas of the continent reach the 2020 target for protected area connectivity, the European Commission’s research agency said on ..
News 2 Feb 2017
The European Commission has defended the UK’s right to negotiate draft EU limits on industrial emissions even if these may be implemented after the country’s departure ..
News 31 Jan 2017
Mires, bogs and grasslands are currently among the EU’s most threatened habitats while forests and heaths are faring comparatively better, according to a new analysis ..
News 17 Jan 2017
Ramping up the re-use of previously developed land could help the EU become more resource efficient and boost ecosystems across urban areas, according to the ..
News 9 Dec 2016
Six months after a European Commission policy review found that the EU Nature Directives were “fit for purpose”, the Commission has finally announced it will ..
News 7 Dec 2016
- Climate,Markets & Corporate,Nature
The number of corporate firms making commitments to prevent deforestation in their supply chains has accelerated but a lack of policy support is preventing real ..
News 11 Nov 2016
Environment ministers are set to debate whether the European Commission’s proposals for reducing emissions from sectors such as buildings and agriculture provide member states enough ..
News 3 Oct 2016
- Chemicals,Markets & Corporate
The UK government’s impartiality has been called into question as it pushes for broad exemptions of the brominated flame retardant DecaBDE under the Stockholm Convention ..
News 19 Sep 2016
A coalition of Spanish NGOs has called on public administrations to order work to be stopped on a planned €200 million 600 million m3 subterranean ..
News 7 Sep 2016
Friends of the Earth has called for targets to reduce the EU's land footprint, claiming that Europe is using more than its fair share of land ..
News 10 Aug 2016