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EU bank announces end to fossil fuel financing

EU bank announces end to fossil fuel financing

The board of the European Investment Bank agreed on Thursday to cease funding fossil fuel projects, but what president Werner Hoyer called “the most ambitious climate investment strategy of any... Read more

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Energy

Industry calls for a ‘green deal’ for housing

Plans to extend the EU emissions trading system (ETS) to cover the emissions associated with the heating and cooling of buildings could lead to higher energy bills for homeowners and will do nothing to overcome barriers to making homes more energy efficient, an analysis has warned

Chemicals

Proposed restrictions of lead in PVC ‘not protective enough’, say NGOs

Environment and consumer groups have called on EU member states to reject a proposal that would allow higher concentrations of lead in recycled PVC materials than virgin ones

Chemicals

Hazardous substances: ECHA to launch first version of new database in October

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has said October 2020 as the provisional date for rolling out the first version of a database listing substances of concern in articles or complex products

Transport

EU must embrace green battery revolution, says green group

The European Commission must make it a priority to introduce new rules on the manufacturing, reuse and recycling of batteries, and on improving the sustainability of sourcing raw materials, Transport & Environment (T&E) has said

Products

MEPs oppose import authorisation of herbicide-resistant GMOs

The European Parliament has again voted against plans to authorise the import of four varieties of genetically-modified crops

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Climate

Interview: Extinction Rebellion's Tim Crosland on why green NGOs have 'lost their way'

Interview: Extinction Rebellion's Tim Crosland on why green NGOs have 'lost their way'

More has been achieved by Extinction Rebellion in the 18 months since its founders first gathered than in three decades of campaigning by environmental organisations, says Tim Crosland, a co-ordinator of the group

Politics & Law

Interview: Anaïs Berthier on ClientEarth’s campaign for environmental justice

European law on environmental protection is only as good as the mechanism through which it is implemented, Anaïs Berthier from campaigning lawyers' organisation ClientEarth tells ENDS the mechanism is faulty

Politics & Law

Who is Virginijus Sinkevičius, the EU’s next environment commissioner?

Lithuanian, 28 years old, minister for economy and innovation since 2017, Virginijus Sinkevicius has been appointed European Commissioner for Environment and Oceans

Politics & Law

CHART: Who is on the new Environment Committee?

The European Parliament has decided on who will sit in its committees for the 2019-2014 legislative period - click through for a full list of the new environment committee

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Climate

Policy briefing: the carbon border tax

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

Chemicals

9 environmental policy and compliance deadlines to look out for

Important deadlines relating to ecodesign requirements, transport and chemicals restrictions are coming up in November and early December

Air

The EU's evolving large combustion plant sector in 3 charts

In 2017, four countries — Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and Poland - accounted for more than half of the total large combustion plant operating capacity across the EU, figures show

Waste

Policy briefing: the EU’s single-use plastic directive

Member states and representatives of the European Parliament agreed in December on a range of measures to tackle pollution from single-use plastics that are expected to come into force in 2021. ENDS takes a detailed look at what the new measures mean

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