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First EU city demands cuts to short-haul flights

First EU city demands cuts to short-haul flights

Barcelona city council has called for short-haul domestic flights from Barcelona airport which can be replaced by train services to be eliminated and for tougher taxation on aviation and maritime... Read more

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European Green Deal: 12 things you need to know about the Just Transition Mechanism

European Green Deal: 12 things you need to know about the Just Transition Mechanism

This week the European Commission revealed details of the Just Transition Fund, its first legislative proposal for its flagship economic plan to decarbonise Europe by 2050, the European Green Deal. Here's what you need to know

Energy

Firm fined €5m over biodiesel ‘greenwash’

Italian state fuel company Eni has said it may appeal a €5m fine it was ordered to pay by a regulator for ‘greenwashing’ claims in advertising for a biodiesel

Land

No EU funding for nature site road, but calls for infringement action

Environmentalists have called on the European Commission to launch infringement proceedings against Bulgaria after the government said it would press ahead with a motorway development through a protected nature area despite abandoning a bid for EU funding

Chemicals

App gives consumers chemicals information

An app that tells consumers if there are potentially dangerous chemicals in products has been rolled out to 13 EU member states after being successfully launched in Denmark in 2014

Climate

Cement industry plans carbon neutrality by 2050

The European cement industry has said it will revise its plans for greenhouse gas reduction plans to become carbon neutral by 2050, in line with the EU’s European Green Deal, but said it required 'more encompassing' regulation to support it

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Interview: EU-UK law expert Begonia Filgueira on what Brexit means for the environment

Interview: EU-UK law expert Begonia Filgueira on what Brexit means for the environment

While the UK is now set to leave the EU this month, much of the hard work on shaping its future relationship with the bloc is just beginning. Begonia Filgueira talks to ENDS about the implications for environmental law

Politics & Law

Blog: The European Green Deal: boldly going where no environmental policy has gone before

This latest from Brussels: Lukewarm reception for just transition fund proposals, UK lawmakers set to bow out and countdown begins to European space conference

Politics & Law

Blog: Serious work to begin after brief moment of calm

In Brussels, this week has been a moment of calm before the serious work begins. Next week is set to see the publication of concrete plans for a just transition mechanism, while MEPs will turn their attention to the dark arts of comitology

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Interview: EEB's Wates on the new EU executive, 'friendly fire', and why climate criminals should be behind bars

Jeremy Wates, the long standing secretary general of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), speaks to ENDS about the tumultuous year that was 2019, which saw a 'green wave' contribute to a major shift in the balance of power in the European Parliament and the commission, and what lies ahead

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‘50 actions for 2050’: von der Leyen unveils her European Green Deal

‘50 actions for 2050’: von der Leyen unveils her European Green Deal

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has promised a radical transformation of the EU economy through the European Green Deal, describing it as 'Europe’s man-on-the-moon moment'

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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Policy briefing: the carbon border tax

A key promise made by incoming European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, a carbon border tax would protect EU industries producing goods in a less carbon intensive way than their international competitors. ENDS takes a look at what the proposal might mean in practice

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Policy briefing: the just transition fund

A multi-billion just transition fund to support communities in Europe's coal-heavy regions is a priority for Ursula von der Leyen's new Commission, with legislation expected in the first two weeks of December. Here's what you need to know

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