European Green Deal chief Frans Timmermans has said commitments from China to peak emissions by 2025 and overhaul its coal policies would inform whether or not the EU would seek to introduce a carbon... Read more
This week saw the debate over clean hydrogen step up a notch with allegations of defamation by an industry partnership. Robert Hodgson investigates why the topic is getting companies and campaigners so hot under the collar.
More than a dozen islands scattered across the globe, from the Arctic to the south Pacific, Europe’s overseas territories suffer from many environmental challenges. Do they stand to gain from the EU’s new green ambition?
Looking for clean alternatives to diesel trains on non-electrified lines, a handful of Europe’s national train companies are investing in hydrogen technology. But not everyone is convinced.
After German chancellor Angela Merkel pledged to slash her country’s emissions to net zero by 2045 at this year’s Petersberg Climate Dialogue (PCD), environmental campaigners have called on their governments to accelerate climate action and boost their climate finance.
In other news this week: EU governments have agreed to licence the marketing of an insect as a food for the first time, a green group warns of the dangers of deep sea mining, and prices on the EU emissions trading system continue their upward climb.
The European Court of Justice has rejected a challenge against the European Commission’s restrictions on a class of pesticides thought to harm pollinators, in a ruling campaigners have welcomed as a defence of the EU’s precautionary principle.
The world has the technology to cut annual emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, by as much as 45% in the next decade, often at low or even negative cost, according to a new UN report.
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As the EU ups the pace of its clean energy transition, green buildings have become a major topic in Brussels. ENDS speaks to Oliver Rapf, executive director of the Buildings Performance Institute Europe, about how the bloc can slash emissions from the built environment.
Andrei Marcu, executive director of the European Round Table on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition, tells ENDS about the current “exuberance” in the EU emissions trading system and risks of carbon prices going too high.
While it’s all-systems-go for much of the European Commission’s green deal agenda, campaigners are growing worried that product sustainability risks being left in the dust. Robert Hodgson examines what is at stake.
Dr. Arnd Köfler, chief technical officer at industrial giant ThyssenKrupp Steel, tells ENDS about his company’s plans to make steel with hydrogen, the prospect of a ‘green recovery’ and why a carbon border tax comes with a sting in the tail.
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With MEPs and agriculture ministers coming under fire from green campaigners over their positions on a reformed Common Agriculture Policy. Here’s what is at stake for the environment.
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