Politics & Law

Legal campaigners take aim at central bank support for fossil fuels

Legal campaigners take aim at central bank support for fossil fuels

Environmental law group ClientEarth is taking the Belgian central bank to court over its support for fossil fuel companies as part of a European Central Bank asset purchasing programme.

Politics & Law

Climate Law: Green MEP accuses Canfin of undermining parliament in talks

Climate Law: Green MEP accuses Canfin of undermining parliament in talks

The chair of the European Parliament’s environment committee is pushing negotiators to accept the EU Council’s offer of a 52.8% emissions reduction target by 2030, German MEP Michael Bloss claimed on... Read more

Markets & Corporate

Interview: How a German steel giant aims to reach net zero

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.

Climate

Nature-based climate solutions ‘valid and effective’, says EEA

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has given its seal of approval to nature-based techniques for adapting to climate change, but says the EU should do more to encourage high-quality projects and develop a coherent set of principles.

Water

ECJ dismisses Dutch challenge to electric pulse fishing ban

The EU’s top court has rejected an attempt by the Dutch government to overturn a ban on electric pulse fishing, stating that there is no obligation to approve new techniques on the basis that they are innovative.

Products

EU ‘world’s second largest importer’ of products linked to deforestation

EU demand for soy, palm oil and beef has driven the clearance of millions of hectares of tropical habitat since 2005, according to a new study by green group WWF.

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Transport

Blog: What is the carbon footprint of building railways?

Blog: What is the carbon footprint of building railways?

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?

Chemicals

Blog: Chemical-driven infertility threatens new existential crisis

Infertility is on the rise in the western world after decades of exposure to harmful chemicals, according to a sobering new book. What will it take to avert disaster?

Energy

Interview: Why Europe needs an emissions standard for hydrogen production

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, secretary general of Hydrogen Europe, tells ENDS about the group’s five-year journey from ‘a science fiction club’ to a major EU player, and why the bloc should not dismiss hydrogen from fossil fuels.

Politics & Law

Blog: Berlaymont, Brussels, one year into the pandemic...

With Brussels still in lockdown a year on from the official declaration of the coronavirus pandemic, it is easy to feel like nothing has changed. But as John Kerry’s visit this week showed, the mood among climate diplomats could hardly be more different.

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The ENDS Europe Infringements Dashboard

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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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