Europe’s ecosystems are locked in a seemingly inexorable decline and more than four-fifths are in poor shape, while the full picture could be even worse
The European Commission’s proposal for a 10-year environmental action plan, unveiled this week with relatively little fanfare, aims to fix the sweeping aims of the European Green Deal in law. ENDS takes a look at what it could mean for EU environmental policy
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EU lawmakers, campaigners and business groups have broadly welcomed the European Commission’s Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability presented on Wednesday, although with some important reservations
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The European Parliament endorsed proposals to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by 2030, from 1990s levels. But the amendment only made it through thanks to a small number of centre-right MEPs. Robert Hodgson explains
Will Martindale, director of policy and research at the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment, speaks to ENDS about the role private investors have to play in the EU’s climate goals and how green investment can finally become the norm
Momentum has been building throughout the week on two of the most important and hotly debated elements of the European Green Deal, reports Robert Hodgson
Important deadlines relating to chemicals labelling, restriction of hazardous substances and chemicals, plant protection products and rail freight are coming up in January and February
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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