The European Chemicals Agency has published a long-awaited proposal for a group restriction on PFAS, in an effort to minimise the ‘inevitable’ adverse effects of the persistent organic pollutants.
A fourth European Parliament committee has recommended ecocide be made a serious criminal offence under EU law, increasing pressure ahead of a key vote on a proposed new directive on protecting the environment through criminal law.
Five European agencies have proposed a sweeping ban on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances they say would slash EU emissions. Here’s what you need to know.
The world produced an extra six million tonnes of plastic in 2021 compared to 2019, according to a new report that warns recycling is still a “marginal activity” for the sector.
The European Parliament’s lead negotiators have cancelled backroom talks over reform of the Renewable Energy Directive, citing the Commission’s failure to publish rules clarifying when hydrogen can be considered ‘renewable’.
The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment is calling for a number of additions to the draft Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation, including a 90% mandatory collection target.
Environmental tax revenue in the EU in 2021 returned to the level recorded before the Covid-19 pandemic, according to figures published by EU statistics body Eurostat.
Parliament’s rapporteur for the controversial ‘Fit for 55’ file speaks to ENDS Europe about the need to defend EU energy efficiency goals for the built environment.
An EU-funded project aimed to demonstrate that it is possible to improve the resilience of vineyard ecosystems to climatic changes by establishing natural vegetation and increasing biodiversity.
Patrick Clerens, secretary general of the European Association for Storage of Energy, discusses the EU’s response to US green subsidies, critical raw materials, and how the sector can help drive fossil fuels off the grid.
With security worries taking centre stage at the EU space conference, Copernicus stakeholders shared concern that the satellite system will be left in the lurch, despite its role in monitoring climate action. Could the private sector fill the gaps?
Svein Tore Holstether, chief executive of Norwegian fertiliser company Yara, speaks to ENDS Europe about the outlook for the sector amid the war in Ukraine and the EU’s green farming transition.
The European Commission is preparing new legislation to bolster investor confidence in the EU green economy following the US Inflation Reduction Act. But will it be enough?
After a roasting summer, a warm winter. Europe is warming faster than the rest of the world, scientists at Copernicus, the EU Earth Observation programme, warned this week. Is the growing damage from climate disruption spurring lawmakers to do more?
The European Parliament's rapporteur on the recently approved carbon border adjustment mechanism talks to ENDS Europe about the groundbreaking deal and upcoming 'jumbo trilogue' on the broader reform of the EU emissions trading system.
Denise Dignam, president of advanced performance materials at US chemicals giant Chemours, on the company’s decision to invest in green hydrogen technology in France, and the possible EU restriction on PFAS.