The European Commission hopes to stem a rising tide of plastic, paper and other trash by forcing companies to take responsibility for the packaging they use, making sure that it is recyclable,... Read more
The European Commission has unveiled a plan to certify carbon removals, but campaigners are concerned that the legislation will encourage “climate inaction and creative accounting”.
Ending the use of lead shot and fishing tackle would bring net benefits to society, an expert committee of the European Chemicals Agency has said, paving the way for the European Commission to propose a ban.
The European Parliament has beefed up plans to include shipping in the EU emissions trading system with measures that will cut the sector’s climate impact by an extra 20 million tonnes of CO2 by 2030, rapporteur Peter Liese has said.
Plastic products likely to be littered should not be labelled as biodegradable, while only industrially compostable plastics should generally count as compostable, the European Commission has said.
As wolves make a comeback across Europe, MEPs want to loosen legal protections they say are putting farmers’ livelihoods at risk. But not everyone is convinced.
Nick Campbell, head of European FluoroCarbons Technical Committee, discusses industry concerns with illegal imports, developing products with a lower climate impact, and the future of F-gases in Europe.
Génon Jensen, the founder and executive director of the Health and Environment Alliance, speaks to ENDS Europe about ramping up EU ambition on chemicals, air quality and climate change.
Ministers are set to arrive at the Egyptian beach resort next week to try and unblock talks on loss and damage, the most controversial part of this year’s climate summit, with rich and poor countries still far from a deal.
When it comes to authorising hazardous chemicals for specific uses, green groups, industry, MEPs and the European Commission all agree that the EU system is in need of reform. But opinions differ on what should be done.
Irene Heemskerk, head of the European Central Bank’s climate change centre, speaks about what the bank can – and cannot – do to further the goals of the Paris Agreement.
The European Commission says its ‘strategic approach’ to enforcing EU climate, energy and environment rules is bearing fruit. But critics are worried by a chronic lack of funding. Is the infringements process fit for purpose?
Mauro Scalia, director of sustainability at Euratex, the group representing the textile industry in Brussels, discusses overconsumption, how to help consumers choose green garments and the need for more fibre recycling in the EU.
Europe must start considering how to provide a safe haven for people pushed out of their homes by an increasingly extreme climate, according to a recently published book.