Chemicals

EU cracks down on cancer-causing chemicals in artificial turf, playgrounds

EU cracks down on cancer-causing chemicals in artificial turf, playgrounds

The legal limit for a group of carcinogenic organic chemicals found in granules and mulches used in artificial pitches and other recreational grounds will be dramatically tightened next year under a... Read more

Land

Policy briefing: What’s in the new EU Forest Strategy?

Policy briefing: What’s in the new EU Forest Strategy?

The European Commission presented on 16 July a communication setting out how it will seek to protect EU forests in line with its climate and biodiversity goals. Here’s what you need to know.

Politics & Law

Fit for 55: What are the most controversial elements?

Fit for 55: What are the most controversial elements?

The European Commission’s ‘fit for 55’ package has unleashed a torrent of reactions from environmental campaigners and industry groups – ranging from high praise to harsh criticism. Here’s what you need to know.

Energy

No post-covid rebound in EU power sector emissions

Fossil fuels are undergoing a “rapid decline” according to a new analysis that shows CO2 emissions from the EU’s power sector plunged by 12% in the first half of the year compared to pre-pandemic levels even as demand came roaring back.

Politics & Law

COP15: Major biodiversity summit to be delayed again to 2022, negotiators told

A COP15 co-chair has told negotiators to expect the biodiversity summit to take place in May 2022, as green groups have warned policymakers not to use the delay as an “excuse for inaction”.

Climate

Pro-climate companies flag concerns over Fit for 55 package

A business alliance lobbying for effective climate action has raised concerns over biomass, carbon capture and utilisation, and a carbon tax on imports in its initial analysis of the climate proposals the European Commission tabled on 14 July.

Politics & Law

Infringements: Green cases dominated again in 2020

The European Commission opened more infringement procedures relating to the environment than any other policy area last year, while more than 50 green breaches remained unresolved even after a ruling by the EU court.

European Green Deal

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Energy

Interview: Gas lobby chief on why the industry won’t go the way of coal

Interview: Gas lobby chief on why the industry won’t go the way of coal

Eurogas president Didier Holleaux speaks to ENDS about the gas industry’s plans for carbon neutrality, the controversy over ‘blue’ hydrogen, and why the EU should not scrap its gas infrastructure.

Climate

Blog: The devastating reality of climate change in Europe

Following catastrophic flooding in Germany and Belgium last week, Europe’s attention has turned once again to the rapidly growing threat of extreme weather amplified by climate change. But is it doing enough to adapt?

Politics & Law

Blog: Fit for 55 – let battle commence

Amid the ‘legislative tsunami’ of the European Commission’s fit for 55 package, MEPs are preparing to do battle over who will have responsibility for shepherding the big files through the European Parliament.

Climate

Interview: Club of Rome head on how Europe must confront its ‘limits to growth’

ENDS speaks to Sandrine Dixson-Declève, the Club of Rome’s co-president, about the mainstreaming of green issues, and a dangerous disconnect between what politicians say and what they are actually prepared to do.

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Land

Policy briefing: EU forest protection

Policy briefing: EU forest protection

ENDS looks at upcoming proposals from the European Commission to protect Europe’s forests, and what they could mean for the booming bioenergy sector.

The ENDS Europe Infringements Dashboard

UPDATED: Details of more than 90 new infringements have been added to the ENDS Europe Infringements Dashboard, an interactive online tool to help you keep up to date with essential information on environmental infringement proceedings.

Water

Map: How clean are the EU's bathing waters?

How clean is the water at your favourite swimming site? Click through to view an interactive map with details of the quality of the EU's 22,000 monitored bathing sites in 2019

Climate

Bar chart race: Europe's largest CO2 emitters

Click through to view an animated chart showing how European nations have contributed to climate change since 1750

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