Energy

TEN-E: Leaked Parliament text leaves loopholes for fossil gas support

TEN-E: Leaked Parliament text leaves loopholes for fossil gas support

Lead MEPs on the industry committee have agreed to make fossil gas projects ineligible for EU funding but would still allow them to be listed as ‘projects of common interest’, a leaked text reveals.

Politics & Law

Tracker: Who are the rapporteurs for the Fit for 55 files?

Tracker: Who are the rapporteurs for the Fit for 55 files?

Updated. As the European Parliament prepares to draft its positions on the Fit for 55 package, here’s what we know so far about which committees and which MEPs will be responsible for each file.

Politics & Law

State of the Union: 9 green initiatives you need to know about

State of the Union: 9 green initiatives you need to know about

The European Commission will spend more on international climate and biodiversity finance, promote ‘green hydrogen’ investment in Africa, and propose an array of new legislative files tackling environmental problems. Here’s what you need to know.

Air

Illegal CFC emissions risk ozone layer recovery, EEA says

The European Environment Agency has highlighted the risks of continued ozone-depleting emissions, while new data shows that this year’s hole in the ozone layer over the south pole is one of largest on record.

Transport

Twin setbacks for Iberian airport expansion plans

The €1.7bn plan to expand Barcelona airport has been cancelled following disagreement between the Spanish and Catalan governments, while Portugal’s state prosecutor has called for the environmental impact of the €1.15bn Lisbon airport expansion scheme to be re-evaluated.

Climate

EU climate action rated ‘insufficient’ as global summit looms

Just weeks away from the COP26 meeting in Glasgow, a global analysis by Climate Action Tracker suggests the EU is still falling short in its contribution to meeting the Paris Agreement goals, despite major improvements in European climate policy.

Politics & Law

EPP picks rapporteurs for key Fit for 55 files

The European People’s Party has decided which MEPs will lead on drawing up the environment committee’s reports on tightening the emissions trading system, creating a social climate fund, and revising the Effort Sharing Regulation, ENDS Europe has learned.

European Green Deal

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Land

Interview: Why a growing consensus means the time is right for bold action on habitat loss

Interview: Why a growing consensus means the time is right for bold action on habitat loss

The success of the World Conservation Congress in Marseilles must embolden the European Commission to deliver ambitious proposals for nature restoration in December, IUCN’s European policy director Alberto Arroyo Schnell tells ENDS Europe.

Land

The EU loves meat. Campaigners say it’s trashing the climate

As a new report highlighted the meat industry’s massive environmental footprint, a parliamentary committee gave its approval to the EU’s agricultural subsidy scheme that critics warn will only worsen the problem. How can the bloc move towards a more sustainable food model?

Products

Interview: Why consumer groups have embraced the EU’s green agenda

Monique Goyens, director general of the European Consumer Organisation, speaks to ENDS Europe about the Fit for 55 package and the fight against toxic chemicals in food packaging.

Politics & Law

What to expect in this autumn’s green policy ‘tsunami’

With the summer recess over, the Brussels bubble now looks ahead to a busy autumn, with another huge dossier of legislative proposals expected in December. Here’s what to look out for.

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Land

Policy briefing: EU forest protection

Policy briefing: EU forest protection

ENDS looks at upcoming proposals from the European Commission to protect Europe’s forests, and what they could mean for the booming bioenergy sector.

The ENDS Europe Infringements Dashboard

UPDATED: Details of more than 90 new infringements have been added to the ENDS Europe Infringements Dashboard, an interactive online tool to help you keep up to date with essential information on environmental infringement proceedings.

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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