The European Court of Justice has rejected a challenge against the European Commission’s restrictions on a class of pesticides thought to harm pollinators, in a ruling campaigners have welcomed as a... Read more
The European Commission unveiled on Wednesday its updated Industrial Strategy, featuring new commitments to boost the ‘green and digital’ transitions in light of the Covid-19 crisis. Here’s what you need to know.
As the EU ups the pace of its clean energy transition, green buildings have become a major topic in Brussels. ENDS speaks to Oliver Rapf, executive director of the Buildings Performance Institute Europe, about how the bloc can slash emissions from the built environment.
The European Commission stands accused of succumbing to political pressure by including carve-outs for bioenergy and forestry in its list of ‘green’ investments published this month. Has it undermined the promise of a science-based taxonomy?
The world has the technology to cut annual emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, by as much as 45% in the next decade, often at low or even negative cost, according to a new UN report.
The EU should address failings in applying existing chemicals legislation before passing reforms promised in a strategy unveiled last year as part of the European Green Deal, chemicals firms have said, while NGOs have welcomed the prospects of stronger regulation.
Nearly a dozen member states have called for the EU’s revised cross-border energy infrastructure rules to exclude fossil fuel projects in light of the bloc’s net-zero goal.
The director of the International Energy Agency has urged policymakers to act quickly to ensure that a global switch to renewable power is not derailed by shortages of metals such as lithium, cobalt and copper.
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Andrei Marcu, executive director of the European Round Table on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition, tells ENDS about the current “exuberance” in the EU emissions trading system and risks of carbon prices going too high.
While it’s all-systems-go for much of the European Commission’s green deal agenda, campaigners are growing worried that product sustainability risks being left in the dust. Robert Hodgson examines what is at stake.
Dr. Arnd Köfler, chief technical officer at industrial giant ThyssenKrupp Steel, tells ENDS about his company’s plans to make steel with hydrogen, the prospect of a ‘green recovery’ and why a carbon border tax comes with a sting in the tail.
The European Environment Agency confirmed on Wednesday that trains have a lower carbon footprint than planes and cars, and are the “most sensible mode of travel” considering climate change. But what about the impacts of railways’ construction?
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With MEPs and agriculture ministers coming under fire from green campaigners over their positions on a reformed Common Agriculture Policy. Here’s what is at stake for the environment.
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