Chemicals

EU top court upholds neonicotinoid ban

EU top court upholds neonicotinoid ban

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

Products

Industrial Strategy update: 6 green initiatives you need know about

Industrial Strategy update: 6 green initiatives you need know about

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.

Energy

Interview: How every building can become a zero-carbon building

Interview: How every building can become a zero-carbon building

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.

Politics & Law

In-depth: Has the European Commission ‘politicised’ its green taxonomy?

In-depth: Has the European Commission ‘politicised’ its green taxonomy?

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?

Climate

Existing solutions could slash global methane emissions - UN

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.

Chemicals

Industry calls for focus on enforcement as Chemicals Strategy talks open

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.

Energy

Eleven governments demand end to EU support for fossil fuel infrastructure

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.

Products

Raw materials ‘mismatch’ risks undermining climate plans, says IEA chief

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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Markets & Corporate

Interview: Lessons for policymakers as Europe’s carbon market moves from surplus to scarcity

Interview: Lessons for policymakers as Europe’s carbon market moves from surplus to scarcity

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.

Products

Blog: Is ecodesign being left behind in the EU’s sustainability drive?

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.

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.

Transport

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?

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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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