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Europe’s forests in decline, official figures show

Europe’s forests in decline, official figures show

The average condition of European forests appears to have worsened over the past decade, with more wooded areas experiencing a loss in foliage than an increase, according to the Ministerial... Read more

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Interview: Svenja Schulze on Germany’s Council presidency

Interview: Svenja Schulze on Germany’s Council presidency

The German environment minister speaks to ENDS about the challenges of holding the EU Council presidency during a pandemic, the prospects of a ‘green recovery’ and this year’s federal elections.

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Commission considers ‘flexible systems’ for sustainable food production

Environmental campaigners and the farming lobby were at odds on Tuesday over how the European Commission should legislate to cut pesticide across Europe, at a conference that coincided with the launch of a consultation on plans reforms to the EU’s Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive.

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Green groups slam Bulgaria’s coal plant regulation

Three environmental groups have called on the European Commission to crack down on what they describe as continuing violations of the Industrial Emissions Directive and limits on sulphur dioxide pollution in Bulgaria.

Energy

EEA highlights multiple green benefits of renewables

The surge in renewable power over the past two decades has not only reduced the EU’s impact on climate change, but has also markedly cut the potential for land, air and water pollution, a new study by the European Environment Agency has found.

Energy

Ireland takes step towards ending peat extraction

Ireland’s major turf company has announced it will no longer extract peat for energy purposes as it seeks to accelerate its transformation into a “climate solutions company”, following a milestone high court ruling in 2019.

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Politics & Law

Blog: All eyes on Biden to prove his climate mettle; sausage-gate part II

Blog: All eyes on Biden to prove his climate mettle; sausage-gate part II

Speculation in Brussels is mounting over whether the Biden administration will be able to turn the tide on climate action, as a familiar war over words breaks out again over vegan food products.

Politics & Law

Interview: Portugal’s environment minister on his priorities for the Council presidency

João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Portuguese environment and climate minister, speaks to ENDS about the prospects of a green recovery as his government takes over the rotating presidency of the EU Council.

Politics & Law

Blog: Relative quiet in Brussels as the European Quarter emerges from hibernation

The wheels of the Brussels machine have slowly begun to turn after an exhausting end to 2020 as policymakers gear up for a crunch year of climate action.

Politics & Law

Blog: Merry Christmas from Planet Brussels

No trace of any snow in Brussels, but there has been a flurry of legislative activity in the last week before the Christmas break: on climate, trains and transparency. And there is every chance 2021 will prove to be even busier.

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The ENDS Europe Infringements Dashboard

The ENDS Europe Infringements Dashboard

UPDATED: Click through to launch the ENDS Europe Infringements Dashboard, an interactive online tool to help you keep up to date with essential information on environmental infringement proceedings

Land

IN-DEPTH: Are Europe’s CAP reform plans compatible with the Green Deal?

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.

Water

Map: How clean are the EU's bathing waters?

How clean is the water at your favourite swimming site? Click through to view an interactive map with details of the quality of the EU's 22,000 monitored bathing sites in 2019

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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