The latest leaked draft of a Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation indicates the European Commission plans to dial back targets for reuse and recycled content.
Belgium, Denmark, Croatia and Portugal have missed deadlines for transposing secondary legislation on the presence of mercury in lamps, the European Commission has announced.
Most political groups in the European Parliament back a call for the proposed Methane Regulation to cover oil and gas imports, but are divided over how far those measures should go.
Member states are routinely ambiguous and over-report how much of the revenue from the EU emissions trading system they invest in climate action, WWF has warned.
The EU central bank’s decision to take climate change into account in its corporate bond purchasing programme has prompted ClientEarth to withdraw a legal challenge against the Belgian central bank.
Barcelona and Munich have become the largest cities to commit to moving towards zero waste after signing up to the certification scheme Zero Waste Cities developed by Zero Waste Europe and Mission Zero Academy, the NGOs announced yesterday.
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.